Mumbai on track to meet digitisation deadline

While differences exist between Govt & MSO figures, there is optimism amongst all stakeholders on covering lost ground by Nov 1

Abid Hasan Oct 18, 2012 8:45 PM

Industry decides to temporarily defer TV ratings

TAM data will not be released for a nine-week period beginning October 7, 2012. Data will resume, and be available for all weeks, from December 19, 2012

Noor Fathima Warsia Oct 17, 2012 8:37 PM

Deadline DAS: MIB claims overall 77% STB installation

Achievement of cable digitisation in Mumbai is 99%, followed by 73% in Kolkata, 66% in Delhi & 59% in Chennai, says I&B Ministry

exchange4media Staff Oct 12, 2012 10:16 PM

Doubts cast over Chennai's digitisation drive

Digitisation in Chennai presents a confusing picture with the Govt claiming 59% seeding of STBs & MSOs unwilling to invest in the same

Abid Hasan Oct 12, 2012 10:14 PM

Deadline DAS: Quick 5 with RC Venkateish of Dish TV

Dish TV’s recent announcement is expected to set off a major price war. RC Venkateish, CEO, Dish TV in conversation…

Abid Hasan Oct 12, 2012 9:52 PM

DAS Prep: Genre-wise blackout plan to commence today

English movie channels are expected to be the first to switch off from 11PM on Oct 10, followed by Hindi GECs between 2PM & 4PM on Oct 12

Synjini Nandi and Abid Hasan Oct 10, 2012 8:21 PM

Industry to meet on Oct 11 for TV data suspension

The agenda of the meeting is for a joint consensus on TV ratings data suspension for the initial days of digitisation rollout

Noor Fathima Warsia Oct 10, 2012 2:19 AM

ISA-AAAI-IBF to meet TAM on Oct 11 on data suspension

The agenda of the meeting is to arrive at a joint consensus on TV ratings data suspension for the initial days of digitisation rollout

Noor Fathima Warsia Oct 9, 2012 3:01 AM

"TV ratings data should be briefly suspended from Nov 1"

Even as the move is resisted by agencies and advertisers, broadcasters are convinced viewership should not be reported till “digitisation settles”

Noor Fathima Warsia Oct 9, 2012 2:21 AM

Kolkata digitisation: Tussle between Govt & LCO figures

While the Govt is happy with the installation of STBs, a section of MSOs & LCOs say only 32-40 per cent of STB installation has been done till date

Abid Hasan Oct 9, 2012 12:11 AM

Delhi digitisation: Govt says on track, LCOs disagree

While the government is claiming that over 60% of STB installation has been done in Delhi, a section of LCOs dispute this figure

Abid Hasan Oct 8, 2012 8:34 PM

“FDI increase in b’cast will help digitisation”

But speedy FIPB approval to qualified investors is needed, says MSM CEO & IBF Prez Man Jit Singh

Noor Fathima Warsia Oct 8, 2012 8:20 PM

Siti Cable inks revenue sharing pact with LCOs

This interconnect arrangement will allow LCOs to provide encrypted TV channels signals & handle subscriber related transaction on their own

exchange4media Staff Oct 8, 2012 6:54 PM

Don’t switch off analogue channels till Oct 31: TDSAT

The TDSAT has directed MSOs that analogue channels can’t be pulled off before the deadline in a bid to force consumers to buy set top boxes

exchange4media Staff Sep 26, 2012 8:10 PM

RBNL gears for digitisation, launches ‘Switch to’ campaign

The initiative is aimed at empowering consumers to make an informed decision

exchange4media Staff Sep 21, 2012 7:42 PM

ITF rescheduled: Courtesy revised DAS deadline

“At this stage, our priority is to ensure that we put in all the industry might behind digitisation,” says IBF President Uday Shankar

exchange4media Staff Sep 14, 2012 8:57 PM

Reporter’s Diary: Can we bell the cat on October 31?

With barely 52 days left for the digitisation process to kick in, there are some issues that still remain unaddressed, says reporter Abid Hasan

Abid Hasan Sep 8, 2012 8:59 PM

Quick Five with NDTV Good Times’ Smeeta Chakrabarti

As the channel completes five years, it is looking at digitisation and sharply focussed content to boost revenues and viewership

Abid Hasan Sep 7, 2012 6:58 PM

Tata Sky slashes price of set top boxes

The special promotional offer is to attract new customers into its DTH fold even as the cable TV digitisation deadline nears

exchange4media Staff Sep 4, 2012 7:37 PM

Many of us will die post digitisation: Ashok Venkatramani

The CEO of ABP News listed three facts to state news channels were not prepared for challenges post digitisation; for some, survival itself would be a challenge

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 1, 2012 8:14 PM