Armstrong Makes Netflix’s UHD Content On EXP Platform

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Small cable operator Armstrong announced the availability of Netflix’s 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) programming on its EXP platform. EXP is Armstrong’s next-gen service platform powered by TiVo. The platform will now allow Armstrong customers to browse and access Netflix’s entire 4K UHD library, featuring over 1,200 hours of original films, documentaries, specials and series. To access Netflix in 4K…

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Mobile Puts The Future Of Cable TV At Stake Pay TV Industry To Shrink By 2030, Says Report

Future Of Cable TV

A new report by The Diffusion Group (TDG) predicts that the traditional pay TV industry will shrink 26% by 2030. As a result, traditional television will reach only 60% of households — compared to the 81% currently served today. The report notes that the biggest reason, you’ll be shocked to learn, is the rise in more flexible, less expensive streaming…

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A Handy Guide To Satellites Used For Broadcasting DTH Signals In India

DTH Signals

Satellite television is a system of delivering television programming using signals relayed from communication satellites which orbit around the earth at 35,786 KM above the equator in geostationary orbits. The signals are received via an outdoor parabolic reflector antenna usually referred to as a satellite dish and a low-noise block down-converter (LNB). A satellite receiver then decodes the desired television…

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Global STB Market Having A Robust Growth, India Is Keeping Pace With The International Market

Cable Digitization

The global set-top box (STB) market to grow at a CAGR of 2.84% during the period 2017-2021. Growth is expected in the Asia Pacific region, with disposable incomes rising in developing economies, especially in India and China. Production of set-top boxes by local companies is leading to increased competition with global set-top box manufacturers and putting pressure on prices. The…

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Interoperable STB Will Arrive In Market Shortly

Interoperability STB

In what may be good news for consumers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has successfully developed an interoperable set-top box (STB) for digital Cable TV broadcasting services, which will allow subscribers to use the same STB interchangeably between various service providers, the regulator said. This essentially means that in case a consumer wants to change his service provider…

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Fiber Cable To Fulfil The Dream Of Digital India A New Age Of Communication Is About To Begin

Fiber Cable

Everywhere on this planet hair-thin optical fibers carry vast quantities of information from place to place. There are many desirable properties of optical fibers for carrying this information. They have enormous information-carrying capacity, are low cost, and possess immunity from the many disturbances that can afflict electrical wires and wireless communication links. The superiority of optical fibers for carrying information…

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India Is Being Truly Digital Credit Goes To Effort Of Government

While the Indian government has been taking various steps to make India a digitally driven economy with some evident positive results, is it really ready to handle all existing micro challenges and penetrate digitisation into India’s remotest areas and roots? “I was both amused and amazed when my vegetable seller connected with me over a video call to show me…

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Information & Broadcasting Ministry To Take Action Against Illegal & Unauthorised Television Channels

The I&B ministry has decided to hold consultations with broadcast industry stakeholders in a bid to crack down on illegal and unauthorised television channels. The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry has decided to hold consultations with broadcast industry stakeholders in a bid to crack down on illegal and unauthorised television channels that are transmitted by cable operators across the country.…

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Impact Of GST On Cable TV Operators & Broadband Service Providers

The Taxable Supplies by Local Cable Operator(LCO) under the Cable TV Industry are as follows: Supply of Cable TV Package to Customers. Supply of Set-top box (STB). Set-top-box(STB) Repair Services. Supply of Broadband Package on Behalf of Multi System Operator(MSO) / Broadband Service Provider. Other Related Supplies Made For the Provision of Cable TV / Broadband Package; Some of the…

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