10+2 ad cap: Relief for b’casters till next hearing on March 13, 2014?blur=25

In an interim order in the case, the High Court has asked TRAI not to take any coercive action against the b’casters for not following the 12-minute mandated ad cap

Abid Hasan Dec 17, 2013 1:33 PM

TRAI gives MSOs 10 days to complete CAF formalities?blur=25

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?blur=25

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??blur=25

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

TRAI issues a further directive to MSOs on quality of service norms?blur=25

TRAI has asked MSOs and broadcasters of pay channels to enter into written interconnection agreements and also reduce the number of terms and conditions

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 14, 2013 8:24 AM

10+2 ad cap: NBA to file fresh case against TRAI on December 16?blur=25

The decision was taken at a meeting of the NBA members on Dec 12 after the case was dismissed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal

Abid Hasan Dec 13, 2013 8:54 AM

NBA likely to file fresh case in High Court against ad cap diktat?blur=25

Following the rulings by the TDSAT & Supreme Court, approaching the HC is the only option left for the b'casters. The NBA is currently discussing on its next move & a decision will be taken soon

Abid Hasan Dec 12, 2013 8:51 AM

10+2 ad cap: With TDSAT's verdict, TRAI may take action against erring b'casters?blur=25

The matter is now no longer sub judice, and since there has been no interim order nor has any challenge petition been filed against the regulation, confusion prevails in the broadcast industry

Abid Hasan Dec 12, 2013 8:33 AM

Tis Hazari court summons broadcasters in ad cap case?blur=25

B'casters have been asked to appear in the court on Dec 16 to get bail. This is in response to TRAI filing cases against over 14 channels in Patiala House court for violating the ad cap diktat

Abid Hasan Dec 12, 2013 8:11 AM

TDSAT dismisses NBA's ad cap case, directed to go to High Court?blur=25

The TDSAT decision comes after the Supreme Court gave its verdict last Friday, stating that the Tribunal should not interfere in TRAI's recommendations

Abid Hasan Dec 12, 2013 7:32 AM

TDSAT dismisses NBA’s ad cap case, directed to go to High Court?blur=25

The TDSAT decision comes after the Supreme Court gave its verdict last Friday, stating that the Tribunal should not interfere in TRAI’s recommendations

Abid Hasan Dec 11, 2013 1:37 PM

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

SC directs TDSAT not to interfere in TRAI’s regulations?blur=25

Supreme Court has ruled that if there is any dispute or violation or direction, then the aggrieved parties should move a High Court. This ruling will also impact the hearing on 10+2 ad cap

Abid Hasan Dec 7, 2013 10:27 AM

TRAI seeks stakeholders' comments on FM Phase III migration?blur=25

Last date for sending in comments on migration of FM radio broadcasters from Phase II to Phase III is Dec 17, 2013. Counter-comments can be submitted by Dec 24

Abid Hasan Dec 4, 2013 8:27 AM

TRAI to hold open house meeting on new DTH licences on Dec 10?blur=25

Earlier, TRAI had released a consultation paper on extension of DTH licence in response to the MIB's reference letter seeking terms & conditions for extension of DTH license on expiry of the 10-year period

Abid Hasan Dec 4, 2013 8:16 AM

TRAI lays down directives regarding billing for MSOs?blur=25

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

TRAI extends date for comments on DTH licence to Dec 5?blur=25

The key issues discussed in the consultation paper pertain to entry fee, bank guarantee, period of licence, issue of ‘control’, licence fee, migration fee & interoperability of STBs

Abid Hasan Nov 25, 2013 8:30 AM

MIB accepts TRAI's guidelines for accreditation of TV rating agencies?blur=25

As per the guidelines, the minimum number of homes that a rating agency should measure should be 20,000, after which the number should be hiked by 10,000 every year to reach 50,000

exchange4media Staff Nov 20, 2013 8:35 AM

TRAI releases supplementary consultation paper on DTH licencing?blur=25

The supplementary consultation paper covers issues related to ‘control’, licence fee, migration fee and interoperability of DTH set-top-boxes, among others

exchange4media Staff Nov 16, 2013 9:42 AM

TDSAT directs Sun, ESPN & Sony to provide their signals to JAINHITS?blur=25

With this judgement, JAINHITS can now provide more than 250 channels, including the over 50 TV channels of Media Pro, MSMD (Sony), Sun and ESPN

exchange4media Staff Nov 4, 2013 8:31 AM