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

B'casters get respite from Tis Hazari court till Jan 25, file writ petition in HC

The b'casters filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court on Dec 16 to get the ad cap reviewed quickly. This has helped them get exemption from the Tis Hazari court for 40 more days

Abid Hasan Dec 17, 2013 8:22 AM

10+2 ad cap: What next for the broadcast industry?

Industry experts say that some broadcasters might use the NBA petition in the court as a shield or might individually file case in the High Court, but there might be no significant outcome before the polls in 2014

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 14, 2013 10:51 AM

Is the fate of 10+2 ad cap in a state of limbo?

Various facets of the Cable Network and Regulations Act, 1995 are being discussed in the TDSAT court; experts believe this might buy broadcasters more time

Abhinav Trivedi Nov 18, 2013 8:34 AM

10+2 TDSAT hearing: "Quality of b'casting has nothing to do with content of b'casting"

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing NBA in yesterday's TDSAT hearing, insisted standard of quality represents hardware, blackouts, quality of sounds, etc., and not advertisements

Abid Hasan Nov 12, 2013 9:02 AM

10+2 ad cap: Industry rife with speculation as hearing on in TDSAT court

Highly placed sources have suggested that though the TDSAT court will take its normal course over the ad cap issue, there is a possibility of "high level lobbying"

Abhinav Trivedi Nov 12, 2013 8:12 AM

10+2: TDSAT will not disappoint b'casters with its Oct 31 hearing - Stakeholders

The TV industry believes that TDSAT is likely to give an extension to the norm citing the macro-economic scenario, but it would certainly ask for more accountability in advtg

Abhinav Trivedi Oct 21, 2013 7:38 AM

10+2 ad cap: Oct 21 hearing likely to bring some clarity on the issue

As October 21 approaches, the b'casting industry is awaiting the next hearing in TDSAT on the TRAI 10+2 ad cap order. Hopefully, it should decide the next step in the imbroglio

Abhinav Trivedi Oct 18, 2013 7:57 AM

10+2 ad cap: Second week of Oct will bring in clarity, say b'casters

Ambiguity prevails over the ad cap issue; the next week will hopefully decide the course of action. Meanwhile, channels following the mandate are engaging in serious discussions with advertisers on ad rate hike

Abhinav Trivedi Oct 3, 2013 7:57 AM

TRAI's amendments to interconnection norms upset MSOs

The MSOs feel that the latest amendments will adversely impact their business model. MSOs are set to take up this issue with TRAI and may also approach the TDSAT

Abid Hasan Oct 1, 2013 8:05 AM

D-Day for 10+2 ad cap is here. What now?

Recent developments have revealed that the b'casting industry is clearly divided on the ad cap issue. Will it be implemented tomorrow – is the question of the hour

Priyanka Mehra Sep 30, 2013 9:32 AM

D-Day for 10+2 ad cap is here. What now?

Recent developments have revealed that the b'casting industry is clearly divided on the ad cap issue. Will it be implemented tomorrow – is the question of the hour

Priyanka Mehra Sep 30, 2013 8:23 AM

Sun TV too knocks on TDSAT's door for ad cap reprieve

Sun TV filed an appeal on September 25 seeking exemption from implementing the 10+2 ad cap on Oct 1. The Tribunal is yet to fix a hearing date on the appeal

Abid Hasan Sep 27, 2013 8:21 AM

TRAI to take legal recourse against channels defying 10+2 ad cap

Any b'caster seen violating the diktat will be brought to the notice of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, said a senior TRAI official, adding that this is in accordance with the regulation

Abid Hasan Sep 27, 2013 8:08 AM

If ad cap has to be implemented, it should be for everyone: Man Jit Singh

The CEO of MSM & President of IBF maintained that one cannot go easy on certain genres (read news channels) when putting 10+2 ad cap into action

exchange4media Staff Sep 25, 2013 8:05 AM

TDSAT asks TRAI not to implement 10+2 ad cap till Nov 11

The order comes after the hearing on Aug 30, where TDSAT asked TRAI not to take any coercive action against any broadcaster till the next hearing of the case

Abid Hasan Sep 2, 2013 7:58 AM

Will 10+2 ad cap jeopardise efficiency of news channels?

News b'casters feel that the ad cap can seriously affect operational infrastructure and may eventually result in compromise of news value

Abhinav Trivedi Jul 26, 2013 9:13 AM

TRAI extends date for comments on interconnection regulations

Last date for receipt of written comments has been extended up to June 26. The interconnection regulations are applicable for Digital Addressable Systems

Abid Hasan Jun 20, 2013 8:58 AM

A non-functioning TDSAT worries broadcasters, MSOs

The Tribunal has suspended hearings for the last one month and all cases are being shifted to the Delhi HC, which is delaying hearings & judgements

Abid Hasan May 10, 2013 7:14 PM

TDSAT postpones matters till March as last member retires

The Tribunal has postponed all matters listed before it till March 8, 2013. PK Rastogi, the last serving member of TDSAT, retired yesterday

exchange4media Staff Feb 20, 2013 6:59 PM