Customer unwillingness hampers STB seeding in Maharashtra?blur=25

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

Lack of awareness plagues UP’s DAS march?blur=25

Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Meerut & Ghaziabad are moving towards digitisation amid concerns about timely STB installations

Abid Hasan Jan 22, 2013 7:07 PM

MIB seeks TRAI’s advice on cable TV sector reforms?blur=25

The Ministry has knocked on TRAI’s door to solve issues related to ground based channels operated at the level of cable TV operators/MSOs

exchange4media Staff Jan 21, 2013 7:21 PM

TRAI extends date for comments on DAS?blur=25

The new date for receiving comments is Jan 18. The comments pertain to placement & carriage fees and minimum channel carrying capacity of MSOs

exchange4media Staff Jan 14, 2013 6:41 PM

Quick five with Uday Verma on DAS Phase II?blur=25

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

Is TRAI’s involvement in TV distribution needed??blur=25

Stakeholders do not completely agree with I&B Ministry’s move to involve TRAI to suggest ways to avoid potential monopoly of large operators

Abid Hasan Dec 19, 2012 7:24 PM

TRAI steps in to fix carriage fee @Rs 3-5 per STB per year?blur=25

The regulator suggests that broadcasters sign an agreement with cable operators to share the offer of channel packages and carriage fees

Abid Hasan Dec 14, 2012 7:55 PM

TRAI to aid MIB in curbing cable monopolies?blur=25

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has sought the views of TRAI on measures to prevent monopolistic operations by MSOs and LCOs

Abid Hasan Dec 14, 2012 7:09 PM

MSOs in Kolkata get bullish to outshine DTH?blur=25

It’s been a month since Phase I of DAS was kicked off. MSOs in Kolkata are on a war path to retain their cable customers and prevent switchover to DTH

Abid Hasan Dec 3, 2012 6:36 PM

Govt to observe genre-wise blackout for phase II prep?blur=25

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

Govt firm on Mar 31 deadline for DAS Phase 2?blur=25

Armed with the learnings of Phase 1 of digitisation, the Govt has set in motion the process to meet the DAS deadline of March 31, 2013 in 38 cities

exchange4media Staff Nov 7, 2012 7:18 PM

Four-day relief for Chennai as DAS finally rolls out?blur=25

While the 4 metros still struggle to install remaining STBs, digitisation process has kicked off; DAS deadline for Chennai has been extended to Nov 5

exchange4media Staff Nov 1, 2012 8:08 PM

Outdoor industry banks on the festive season?blur=25

While the OOH industry had a flat growth in the first half of 2012, it is gearing up for the festival season to attain sustainability

Priyanka Nair Oct 30, 2012 7:34 AM

MIB sets up control room to oversee transition to digital?blur=25

The Ministry, through this initiative, aims to address and clarify various queries of consumers and stakeholders

Abid Hasan Oct 22, 2012 7:38 PM

Deadline DAS: MIB claims overall 77% STB installation?blur=25

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

Siti Cable inks revenue sharing pact with LCOs?blur=25

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?blur=25

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

TDSAT to issue order on revenue sharing soon?blur=25

The TDSAT order will demarcate the revenue sharing percentage between MSOs and LCOs once digitisation comes into play

Abid Hasan Sep 21, 2012 7:17 PM

Biz model for local cable ops is broken too: Roop Sharma?blur=25

Some issues to be sorted before digitisation are set top box scarcity, revenue model for cable operators & informing them on digitisation benefits, says the COFI President

Abid Hasan Sep 1, 2012 8:18 PM

Let the fittest survive: Anurradha Prasad?blur=25

There are various political parties who are controlling last mile operators; the industry has to unite if they want Indian media industry to change, says BAG Films’ Chairperson & MD

Abid Hasan Sep 1, 2012 8:16 PM