The Telecom Disputes Settlement and appellate Tribunal in an interim arrangement has directed West Bengal based Multi Reach Media Pvt Ltd and Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt Ltd to enter into a RIO based agreement which shall be deemed to be from June 15, 2018.

exchange4media Staff Jun 14, 2018 8:53 AM


TDSAT has accepted DEN’s demand that it should be governed by an agreement on RIO basis. However, the Tribunal also ordered DEN to pay ZEE approximately Rs 23.50 crore before February 9, 2018

Nishant Saxena Feb 7, 2018 9:00 AM


TDSAT orders DEN to continue ZEE channels as per the agreement which expired on December 31, 2017 until further orders

exchange4media Staff Jan 17, 2018 8:57 AM


TRAI, in its response to the TDSAT, said that it will be left with no immediate power to prohibit wrongful practices if the landing page direction is revoked

Nishant Saxena Dec 27, 2017 8:46 AM


On November 8, TRAI had issued a direction to all broadcasters and distributors of television channels to not place any registered satellite television channel, whose rating is released by TV rating agency, on the landing LCN or boot up screen

Nishant Saxena & Madhuwanti Saha Nov 23, 2017 2:16 PM


Besides Dish TV, Videocon d2h which is being merged with the former simultaneously moved to court against Star India.

Saif Ahmad Khan Aug 26, 2017 4:02 PM

TDSAT directs Hathway to pay Rs. 14.56 crore to MSM?blur=25

Hathway and MSM have two separate deals for phase I&II cities. Hathway didn't pay the money for last seven months to MSM. The company approached TDSAT which passed an order for Hathway to pay the money before 31st Oct, 2015

Abid Hasan Aug 19, 2015 8:13 AM

IndiaCast case against Disney dismissed in TDSAT?blur=25

Disney informed media that a TDSAT case against it filed by IndiaCast earlier this week has now been withdrawn. IndiaCast filed the case for wrongful termination on July 28, 2015

exchange4media Staff Aug 1, 2015 4:39 PM

Supreme Court gives relief to broadcasters, asks TRAI to not revise wholesale tariff?blur=25

SC has asked TRAI not to take the order forward which asked broadcasters to roll back the 27.5 per cent tariff hike for non-addressable areas and addressable areas

exchange4media Staff Jul 27, 2015 9:16 AM

One advantage of new RIO is that carriage fees will go away: Uday Shankar?blur=25

Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India talks about how all stakeholders will benefit from the new RIO

Priyanka Mehra Nov 14, 2014 8:25 AM

How Star's new RIO is a game changer for the broadcast industry?blur=25

Star India CEO Uday Shankar speaks to exchange4media exclusively on why MSOs are resisting Star's new RIO, the risk taken by the channel to better the broadcast industry, how it effects the end consumer, and is a true game changer for the industry

Priyanka Mehra Nov 14, 2014 8:23 AM

Telangana MSOs face MIB heat for not reinstating TV9 channel?blur=25

TDSAT has asked the MIB to cancel the licenses of all MSOs for failing to follow its directions to carry TV9 news channel, which was taken off air on June 16 following the CM satire controversy

Deepa Balasubramanian Oct 20, 2014 8:01 AM

Hathway accused of causing disruption to channels?blur=25

Following the dispute over sports channels, the MSO has been accused of causing disruption on entertainment channels as well. Hathway MD & CEO Jagdish Kumar denies the allegations

Collin Furtado Oct 1, 2014 5:50 PM

TDSAT Delivers Its Judgment in Hathway, Taj TV & Star India dispute?blur=25

Read the latest news on‘Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Delivers Its Judgment In Hathway, Taj TV & Star India Dispute’.

exchange4media Staff Sep 27, 2014 1:15 PM

Law Ministry drafts bill to tame the digital beast?blur=25

The communication bill aims at regulating social media that has enjoyed a free run so far, say experts. Once implemented, the law will replace TRAI and TDSAT, according to sources

Abid Hasan Sep 3, 2014 8:02 AM

Govt mulls setting up new regulator for communications sector?blur=25

The Modi Govt is planning to set up a new 'super regulator' for the communications sector that could replace the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal

exchange4media Staff Sep 3, 2014 7:54 AM

SC refuses ETV & MAA TV stay on TDSAT; orders to direct signals to JainHITS?blur=25

SC has ordered the two b'casters to provide signals within two days to JainHITS. TDSAT had held that ETV & MAA TV cannot refuse to grant signals on grounds that certain defaulter LCOs or MSOs may approach NSTPL for signals

exchange4media Staff May 13, 2014 8:51 AM

Sony TV joins the 12-minute bandwagon?blur=25

Media planners & marketers indicate adherence to the ad cap is also due to the inconsistent demand-supply gap from the ad fraternity. Not just Sony, other channels too are struggling with this challenge

exchange4media Staff Jan 14, 2014 9:38 AM

10+2 ad cap: B'casters might resort to frugal techniques of inventory booking?blur=25

The Sun TV model of sourcing part of the ad inventory through content partners has hurt their revenues. In case national b'casters hike their inventory cost following the ad cap, frugal techniques will be in play, say experts

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 30, 2013 8:57 AM

10+2 ad cap: B'casters relieved post HC's order, but expect a quick review?blur=25

While some b'casters consider the order as an economical relief, there are others who feel it will be incorrect to think there will be financial gains, speedy justice is what all are looking for

Abid Hasan Dec 18, 2013 9:28 AM