MIB claims 85% digitisation on the eve of March 31 deadline

100% digitisation is claimed in 15 of the 38 cities in DAS Phase II, 24 cities have more than 75% digitisation, while 34 cities have over 50% digitisation

exchange4media Staff Apr 15, 2013 7:58 PM

Broadcasters to pull out analogue signals from Sunday midnight

The announcement comes after a recent IBF meeting. We are committed to the successful implementation of digitisation in India, said IBF Prez Man Jit Singh

exchange4media Staff Mar 28, 2013 7:05 PM

MIB claims overall 67% digitisation in 38 cities of Phase II

As on Mar 23, a total of 108 lakh set top boxes have already been installed in Phase II cities, against the target of 1.60 crore

exchange4media Staff Mar 26, 2013 2:03 AM

Our digitisation Phase II figures are census & data-based: Supriya Sahu

The Joint Secretary of MIB speaks about the current digitisation scenario and the wide discrepancies between the Government’s and cable operator’s figures

exchange4media Staff Mar 23, 2013 7:48 PM

SITI Cable receives approval from FIPB to raise Rs 3240 mn from promoter entities

The promoter entities firms have released the first tranche of Rs 810 million to the company & the balance tranches will be available as per business requirements

exchange4media Staff Mar 22, 2013 8:35 PM

2-min video: There will be a delay in DAS Phase II: Preet Dhupar

It will be difficult to meet the March 31 deadline as targeting 38 cities is not a small task under any circumstances, says the COO of BBC India

Abid Hasan Mar 21, 2013 7:10 PM

60% digitisation achieved in Phase II: Uday Kumar Varma

The I&B Secy said that Ahmedabad, Amritsar & Ludhiana are reporting near complete switchover, while progress is not so satisfactory in Ranchi & Srinagar

exchange4media Staff Mar 16, 2013 8:15 PM

Zee News set to enter MP; may wind up Chhattisgarh ops

Alok Agrawal, CEO, Zee News says that with regional market consumption on the rise, Zee News in MP will further consolidate the group’s regional clout

Abid Hasan Mar 14, 2013 7:54 PM

Siti Cable streamlines billing to consolidate subscriber base

Initiating subscriber wise billing & launching ‘Own Your Customer’ app will help the company consolidate its subscriber base before the sunset date

exchange4media Staff Mar 14, 2013 7:20 PM

Indian M&E industry to grow 11.8% in 2013 to touch Rs 917 bn

The projected growth for TV is 18%, radio is 16.6%, print is 8.7% & films is 11.5%. Digital advtg is expected to grow 32.1%, as per the FICCI-KPMG report

Synjini Nandi Mar 14, 2013 7:01 PM

"Perception of premium is expensive; Tata Sky seeks to change it"

Tata Sky is focussing on innovation, value added services & customer service to be competitive in a post-digitised world, says its CMO Vikram Mehra

Abid Hasan Mar 13, 2013 6:58 PM

Hike in STB duty: Decision ill-timed, says cable industry

Cable operators & DTH players alike have slammed the doubling of import duties on set top boxes; see prices going up by Rs 100 per STB for consumers

Abid Hasan Mar 11, 2013 8:46 PM

2-min video: IBF Prez Man Jit Singh on TRAI’s 10+2 ad cap

TRAI’s ad cap will be more relevant once digitisation kicks in completely. Until then, b’casters have to rely on ad revenues, says Man Jit Singh

Abid Hasan Mar 11, 2013 7:59 PM

2-min video: DAS delay not in anybody’s interest: Supriya Sahu

Supriya Sahu, Joint Secretary, MIB speaks about the status on Phase II digitisation and impact of hike in import duties on set top boxes

Abid Hasan Mar 8, 2013 7:51 PM

Cable operators contest Govt claim of 55% digitisation

Cable operators say that the Government data also includes DTH figures; they maintain that only 30-35% of the STB installation has been done so far

Abid Hasan Mar 5, 2013 7:55 PM

Content consumption platforms have changed: Experts

With multiple platforms available today at his disposal, consumer is the new king, even as content has become the servant, say industry experts

Abid Hasan Mar 1, 2013 10:01 PM

“DAS Phase I over, but consumers remain untouched”

Ashok Venkatramani, CEO, MCCS takes a reality check on the digitisation process in India & lists out the ground realities for broadcasters & consumers

Abid Hasan Mar 1, 2013 7:27 PM

DAS Phase II: LCOs switching off channels to create demand

In a move to tackle customer apathy towards installing STBs, LCOs in Rajasthan have taken to switching off channels to generate demand for STBs

Abid Hasan Feb 28, 2013 8:37 PM

TRAI seeks status on subscriber management system from MSOs

As per Quality of Service rules of TRAI, MSOs are required to maintain details of the subscribers in DAS areas, along with their choice of services

exchange4media Staff Feb 26, 2013 6:57 PM

DAS Phase II hits a Chinese speed bump

A 25-day strike in a STB manufacturing company in China has hampered its supply, leading to fears of postponement of DAS Phase II deadline

Abid Hasan Feb 19, 2013 4:03 AM