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MSOs say cable operators do not want to put in efforts for convincing consumers to buy pay channels

Neethu Mohan Jan 23, 2019 8:53 AM

High kickbacks on carriage fees hurt TV industry: EY M&E Fraud Survey

Carriage fees have been a contentious issue between broadcasters and MSOs and LCOs; 83 per cent of the respondents said kickbacks were a key concern in the industry; M&E industry sees 56 per cent rise in fraud and corruption

Collin Furtado Sep 18, 2014 8:30 AM

MIB advisory to MSOs on disconnection of signals of LCOs

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued a stern warning to multi-system operators (MSOs) not to disconnect signals of local cable operators (LCOs) without giving prior notice specifying the reasons for the proposed disconnection

exchange4media Staff Sep 5, 2014 1:08 PM

TRAI pulls up MSOs, LCOs over non-compliance of norms

The Authority has sought comments from MSOs and their linked LCOs on penalising those who do not obey norms on billing and issuing receipts

exchange4media Staff Aug 29, 2014 9:14 AM

DAS: What is happening at the grassroots?

Oversupply of set top boxes, authenticity of CAFs, and revenue sharing model and concealing last mile consumer by LCOs are issues that are still hampering the development of digitisation at the ground level

Abhinav Trivedi Feb 7, 2014 9:46 AM

TRAI gives MSOs 10 days to complete CAF formalities

If the MSOs fail to complete the formalities within the stipulated time, the regulator has asked the broadcasters to shut down their respective signals by December 31

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 17, 2013 9:01 AM

Dispute with MSOs causes Sony's ratings to plummet

The channel's positioning and placement has suffered in the past few weeks due to the ongoing dispute between One Alliance and the two major MSOs - DEN and Hathway

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 6, 2013 8:34 AM

TRAI lays down directives regarding billing for MSOs

The regulatory authority also stated that it will interfere in cases from time to time to protect the interest of the subscribers or monitor the quality of service

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 4, 2013 7:50 AM

We have asked MIB to conduct an external audit on the digitisation process: Manish Tewari

The audit will be done to gauge the satisfaction quotient of b'casters, MSOs, LCOs and consumers, and better the process in Phase III, says the I&B Minister

Abid Hasan Oct 7, 2013 8:52 AM

TRAI issues consultation paper to monitor distribution of channels

TRAI has issued a consultation paper on distribution of TV channels to curtail the influence of distribution companies handling the network of more than one b'caster

Abhinav Trivedi Aug 7, 2013 7:59 AM

Sluggish DAS implementation in Kolkata draws TRAI's ire

TRAI has taken serious note of the slack implementation of DAS in Kolkata; directs MSOs/ LCOs to take immediate action or face penal action as per the TRAI Act

Abid Hasan Jul 19, 2013 8:09 AM

TRAI extends date for comments on monopoly in cable TV sector

Stakeholders can send their comments till July 1. MIB has sought TRAI’s recommendations on restrictions on MSOs to prevent monopolies of interest

Abid Hasan Jun 25, 2013 7:45 AM

TRAI issues draft DAS interconnection regulations

TRAI releases draft amendments to interconnection regulations applicable for DAS & tariff order applicable for all addressable systems

exchange4media Staff Jun 6, 2013 7:44 PM

TRAI releases consultation paper on monopoly of cable operators

The objective is to prevent monopolies of interest in order to ensure fair competition, improved quality of service and equity

Abid Hasan Jun 4, 2013 8:52 AM

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

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

Customer unwillingness hampers STB seeding in Maharashtra

About 30%-40% of STB installation has been done in nine cities of Maharashtra. LCOs & MSOs fear that customer apathy might delay digitisation process

Abid Hasan Feb 5, 2013 10:25 PM

Quick five with Uday Verma on DAS Phase II

I&B Secretary Uday Kumar Verma is confident of meeting the Phase II DAS deadline and says that most problems faced in Phase I have been ironed out

Abid Hasan Dec 27, 2012 6:34 PM

Govt to observe genre-wise blackout for phase II prep

To ensure digitisation deadline of Mar 31, 2013 is met, govt plans to switch off channels genre-wise in all 38 cities beginning January

Abid Hasan Nov 27, 2012 7:06 PM