The NTO 2.0 may have delivered body blows to the relationship between broadcasters & TRAI, but experts say it is possible to make amends if both sides are willing to walk halfway

Farah Bookwala Vhora Feb 15, 2022 12:07 PM

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As per the implementation plan, the DPOs will have to ensure that subscribers avail of pay-TV service as per NTO 2.0 norms with effect from 1st April 2022

Javed Farooqui Nov 11, 2021 1:42 PM


The Bench also noted that the second proviso of the twin conditions of NTO 2.0 is arbitrary and violates the broadcasters fundamental rights

Javed Farooqui Jul 7, 2021 8:35 AM


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Apart from the complexities and implications of the recommendation, experts are questioning the timing and economic viability of the plan

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Maharashtra Cable Operators Federation said the implementation process will necessitate frequent interaction between subscribers and field executives

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The court noted that the implementation of NTO 1 was also put on hold by Madras High Court on similar grounds

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The Court has also asked TRAI whether the matter can be deferred by a month since the hearing will take time

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The Indian Broadcasting Foundation had filed a writ petition on January 13 against the regulatory body seeking a stay on the implementation of NTO 2.0

e4m Desk Jan 30, 2020 5:07 PM


A CRISIL February 2019 report had cautioned that the new network capacity fee and channel prices could lead to an increase in subscribers’ monthly TV bills

e4m Desk Jan 29, 2020 12:04 PM


The Court had called both parties for the next hearing and interim relief on January 22, in which TRAI filed an affidavit in response to broadcasters' petitions

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NTO 2.0 restricts DPOs from changing the LCN of channels. This will prevent DPOs from placing channels out of genre and negotiating money from broadcasters for 'correct placement'

Naziya Alvi Rahman Jan 17, 2020 7:36 AM


Two days after broadcasters in a joint press conference opposed the NTO 2.0, TRAI chairman RS Sharma said they are open to discussion with the stakeholders

e4m Desk Jan 13, 2020 12:53 PM


Broadcasters believe NTO 2.0 is a disruption that will destabilise the industry business. On the other hand, TRAI claims it will fix the gaps that the first one did not; consumer bills will go down

Naziya Alvi Rahman & Sonam Saini Jan 13, 2020 7:59 AM

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At the IBF Press meet discussing recent amendments to TRAI's NTO, Megha Tata, MD, Discovery – South Asia, says a progressive policy framework must be impartial to all stakeholders in the ecosystem

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At an IBF meet addressing TRAI's amendments to the NTO, Goenka, CEO & MD of ZEE, says the concern now is regarding the constraints which come with basic execution and operation

e4m Desk Jan 11, 2020 9:54 AM

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Shankar, President of The Walt Disney Company APAC & Chairman of Star and Disney India, spoke at an IBF meet held to address recent amendments made to TRAI's NTO

e4m Desk Jan 11, 2020 9:16 AM


According to TRAI Secretary SK Gupta, at the time of NTO implementation, broadcasters were up in arms claiming that it will harm the industry but broadcasters and DPOs ended up profiting from it

Naziya Alvi Rahman & Sonam Saini Jan 10, 2020 7:04 PM