In yet another development arising out of the Madras High Court, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has asked for more time to implement its tariff order. The execution of the tariff regulations has reportedly been deferred to May 2 instead of April 3 as was planned earlier. Through their counsel Richard Wilson, TRAI is said to have pleaded before the court for extension owing to the concerns of the stakeholders.
While the court is slated to take up the matter next week on April 3, TRAI will send out a formal communiqué notifying the delay in implementation of its tariff order. Over the next week, Madras HC will hear out the closing submissions of TRAI following which the All India Digital Cable Federation will be given a chance to implead in the case.
Earlier, TRAI had notified the amended tariff regulations on March 3. These regulations were originally drafted in October last year. The Madras HC is adjudicating over a petition filed by Star India and Vijay TV against TRAI in which the two have accused the regulator of violating the Copyright Act and overstepping its jurisdiction by pricing content. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram is one of the counsels arguing against TRAI in this matter.
Despite insiders maintaining earlier that the tariff order was going to be implemented from April 3 as envisaged, TRAI’s position in court has made it aptly clear that the differences between the various stakeholders and the regulator are still persisting. There appears to be no headway till either the parties involved voluntarily iron out their differences or the Madras High Court pronounces a judgement in relation to this matter.
On March 3, the Supreme Court had directed Madras HC to dispose the case within a timeframe of two months while simultaneously allowing TRAI to notify the regulations which had been stonewalled from the side of broadcasters.
Rajat Sharma who was recently elected as President of the NBA talks about his plans for the industry body
The Country Sales Manager Media at Akamai says that technology seems to be taking over all possible spaces and people considering it in both positive and negative ways
The India Marketing Lead of Skyscanner believes that with the acquisition by Ctrip they have reached the market leader status
Our typical marketing budget is usually 10 per cent of the topline spend
The BBC carried out a survey along with Globescan to see how the world looks at the issue of ‘fake news’
The objective of content marketing is not just to encourage product purchase or generate ROI. The key to its success lies in building relationships based on trust, opines Dasgupta
The interesting animated rap music video encapsulates Droom’s ecosystem tools and their role in facilitating second-hand automobile transactions