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DAS: What is happening at the grassroots??blur=25

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 asks DTH operators to allow interoperability of STBs?blur=25

TRAI has asked DTH operators to give viewers the option to use the same set top box while switching operators & also that they should be allowed to change the STB in exchange for cash

Abid Hasan Dec 11, 2013 8:06 AM

40% of STBs should be procured from domestic manufacturers: Uday Varma?blur=25

With rising Dollar prices & imports becoming costlier, the former I&B Secy feels that it is time for local manufacturers to penetrate the STB market & get the maximum share

Abid Hasan Oct 9, 2013 8:35 AM

TRAI sets tariff for STBs for digital cable TV subscribers?blur=25

Prime objective of the tariff order is to ensure effective commercial interoperability. Subscribers don’t have to pay rental 3 yrs after installation

exchange4media Staff May 29, 2013 8:05 PM

TRAI extends deadline for comments on tariff orders till May 3?blur=25

The deadline extension comes following request by the stakeholders. The earlier date for sending in written comments was April 26, 2013

Abid Hasan Apr 29, 2013 6:55 PM

RBNL rolls out Choose Your Set Top Box Wisely campaign in 38 cities?blur=25

The campaign is aimed at empowering consumers with information on digitisation and distribution partners with the opportunity to strengthen brand equity

exchange4media Staff Apr 2, 2013 7:37 PM

2-min video: Hike in STB duty won’t be a burden - Uday Verma?blur=25

The MIB Secretary maintains that the returns will be good in the near future. The aim is to benefit local production for the coming DAS Phase III

Abid Hasan Mar 14, 2013 2:42 AM

Hike in STB duty: Decision ill-timed, says cable industry?blur=25

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

Cable operators contest Govt claim of 55% digitisation?blur=25

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

DAS Phase II: MIB confident of meeting deadline?blur=25

I&B Secy Uday Kumar Varma says that 16 mn STBs would be required to digitise the 38 cities, of which 6 mn TV sets are already digitised

exchange4media Staff Jan 21, 2013 6:43 PM

Why Kolkata missed the DAS deadline thrice??blur=25

Along with scarcity of STBs, Kolkata is plagued with law and order problem, and a tussle between the Central and State Governments

Abid Hasan Jan 9, 2013 6:50 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

DAS in Chennai: Hearing extended by one more day?blur=25

The hearing at the Madras High Court is taking place today. The digitisation deadline for Chennai has been postponed thrice

Abid Hasan Nov 20, 2012 7:20 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

MSOs & LCOs voice concern over quality of STBs?blur=25

Majority of STBs are being imported from China and stakeholders feel that the quality of these boxes is not up to the mark

Abid Hasan Oct 22, 2012 7:39 PM

81% digitisation achieved in 4 metros: I&B Ministry?blur=25

Almost 100% digitisation in Mumbai; 74% digitisation in Delhi; Kolkata has achieved 78% digitisation; 60% digitisation in Chennai

exchange4media Staff Oct 20, 2012 9:36 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

STBs consume less electricity than CFLs: Govt?blur=25

I&B Ministry has sought to allay apprehensions regarding hike in electricity bills due to STBs, which are feared to consume more than 20 watt of power

exchange4media Staff Oct 10, 2012 8:18 PM

Delhi digitisation: Govt says on track, LCOs disagree?blur=25

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

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