Mr. James Murdoch, executive
vice-president of News Corp and chief executive
officer of Star said that, Star was still undecided on
making a foray into DTH.
Star has two major concerns in
making a foray into the domestic DTH segment. First,
the DTH guidelines talk of a sectoral cap of 20 per
cent for broadcasters. Second, the open-architecture
set-top-box, as prescribed in the DTH guidelines.
Mr. Murdoch and his delegation,
which included Star India chief executive officer
Peter Mukerjea, met Information and Broadcasting
minister Sushma Swaraj and discussed in detail on
various issues, including DTH and FM radio.
Mr. Mudoch expressed his happiness
with the FM radio operations and spoke at length about
it during his meeting with Sushma Swaraj.
Star is in a venture with the
Ispat group in Music Broadcast Pvt. Ltd., which has
license to set up FM stations in six centres.