Cable TV / DTH / OTT / IPTV Operators Plan to Oppose Prasar Bharti’s Comment on TRAI’s Consultation Paper

Cable TV / DTH / OTT / IPTV Operators Plan to Oppose Prasar Bharti’s Comment on TRAI’s Consultation Paper
Cable TV / DTH / OTT / IPTV Operators are planning to oppose Prasar Bharti’s comments with respect to TRAI’s consultation paper, since there is infrastructure cost, maintenance cost and customer end service to be provided. So hence they are saying that they cant afford to provide these Doordarshan Channels free of cost.  This is in response to TRAI’s Consultation... Read More

Broadcasters Misusing TRAI Tariff Order With Heavy Discounts

Broadcasters Misusing TRAI Tariff Order With Heavy Discounts
Distribution Platform Operators are saying that Broadcasters are misusing TRAI Tariff Order with heavy discounts. Distribution platform operators (DPOs) believe that Broadcasters have misused the flexibility available to them to give a discount on the sum of a-la-carte as high as 90%. The operators shared their views on Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) Consultation Paper on ‘Tariff related issues... Read More

Indian Railways Launches Instant QR Code Train Tickets

Indian Railways Launches Instant QR Code Train Tickets
QR code train tickets has been launched for those who wish to travel in the unreserved category. QR Based Train Tickets Launched At 12 Railway Stations The North Western Railways has launched this new QR Code based train tickets at 12 important railway stations in their division. These are: Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Abu Road, Udaipur City, Durgapura, Alwar, Rewari,... Read More

MIB Directs 69 TV Channels to Provide Technical Parameters to Electronic Media Monitoring Centre

MIB Directs 69 TV Channels to Provide Technical Parameters to Electronic Media Monitoring Centre
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has directed 69 TV channels to provide their technical parameters to Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) within 15 days. In a notice to these channels, the ministry noted that 69 channels have not shared their technical parameters with EMMC. It has been brought to the notice of this ministry that 69 private Satellite TV... Read More

TDSAT Has Sent Notice To Cable TV Operators in Andhra Pradesh to Restore TV5 News Channel

TDSAT Has Sent Notice To Cable TV Operators in Andhra Pradesh to Restore TV5 News Channel
Leading News Media Network, TV5 has obtained TDSAT order against leading Cable TV Operators in Andhra Pradesh, prompting them to restart TV5 Telugu News channel with immediate effect. TDSAT passed the order against leading MSOs ACN Cable Network & ACT Digital Home Entertainment  operating in Andhra Pradesh region. The petitioner TV5 Network alleged that the Cable TV Operators across Andhra... Read More

India Set for Negligible Pay TV Revenue Growth Over Next Five Years

India Set for Negligible Pay TV Revenue Growth Over Next Five Years
Telecom & Pay TV services market is set to grow revenue at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% during 2019 – 2024. India’s Pay TV market will only make a virtually insignificant contribution to this figure according to research from GlobalData. The analyst’s India Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report highlighted mobile voice as the largest revenue contributor to... Read More

Social Video App Firework Comes to India to Take on TikTok

Social Video App Firework Comes to India to Take on TikTok
With the popularity of short video-sharing platforms like TikTok, Vigo Video and Likee growing in India, a similar platform called Firework, based in Silicon Valley, has now entered the Indian market. Firework is part of a suite of apps created by Loop Now Technologies, Inc. a Redwood City, California-based incubator start-up that focuses on next-generation consumer mobile applications. India has... Read More

Government Expands CSR Spending Scope on Incubators & Universities

Government Expands CSR Spending Scope on Incubators & Universities
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Government has decided to expand the scope of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 2% spending to promote education & entrepreneurship. As per an existing legislation, large companies have to spend 2% per cent of their profits every year on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The government had earlier recommended a few areas, including eradication of... Read More