Top Story

e4m_logo.png

Home >> Media - TV >> Article

TRAI panel to look into channel rates, revenue sharing

10-March-2004
Font Size   16
TRAI panel to look into channel rates, revenue sharing

The broadcast regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), today said that the committee set up to look into the implementation of the conditional access system (CAS) will look into the issue of fixing rates of pay channels, the revenue share arrangement between the broadcasters, multi-system operators (MSOs) and cable operators.

The special committee comprising representatives of State Governments and TRAI will be chaired by Secretary (TRAI) and will meet on March 10. It will suggest the norms for fixing rates for cable subscribers, cable operators, MSOs for individual pay channels, bouquets and distribution of free-to-air channels, suggest regulation regarding rates of cable operators, including periodicity of change of monthly cable charges and suggest the principles for laying down limits as to the extent of bundling of pay channels to be allowed in order to ensure that Cable TV viewers have a genuine choice with regard to selection of pay channels.

The committee will also formulate the standard terms and conditions under which set-top boxes may be made available to the subscriber, suggest conditions under which consumers may return set top boxes sold or rented to them by service providers and ask for refund, suggest the maximum advertising time to be permitted per hour on pay channels along with other conditions that are required to be imposed and also examine the implications of gradual and voluntary introduction of set-top boxes.

Tags

Sidharth Gupta, Co-founder, Treebo talks about their outdoor campaign ‘Perfect stay or don’t pay’, what prompted this bold advertising move, its targeting, and the metrics that the brand utilizes to measure the efficacy of such a campaign

Vijay Mansukhani, speaks to exchange4media about the resurgence of Onida, the scope of growth of consumer electronics market in India and the reasons why Indian consumer electronics brands don’t compete on a global scale

Projjol Banerjea opens up about hiring Anne Macdonald and GroupM's Rob Norman, and the brand's new identity

Meera Iyer tells exchange4media that in FY 2016/17, bigbasket clocked a revenue of Rs 1,400 crore. The online supermarket currently stands at 70,000 orders a day, with operations in 25 cities.

The announcement regarding this was made on Twitter by Sukumar Ranganathan, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times, and Shekhar Gupta, Founder, The Print

The website promises to bring fast, reliable, insight-rich analysis in times when the readers are flooded with ‘breaking news’, and great conversations among an elite community of opinion leaders

The network has based its claim on Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) all India data (U+R) from April 2017 to March 2017 (full year average)