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2014 BUDGET
The 2014 National budget was tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on 10 July 2014. The budget was eagerly awaited as the new government's first major policy ....

STB CLASSIFIED AS TELECOM EQUIPMENT
The Set Top Box (STB) forms a major cost for a digital cable TV network. Complete digitisation of Indian Cable TV networks countrywide implies the purchase and deployment . ......

TRAI RECOMMENDATIONS ON CROSS MEDIA RESTRICTIONS & DTH LICENSING
On July 23, the TRAI released its recommendations on the issue of cross-holding/ control in the broadcasting and distribution sectors. In the same document, the TRAI has also voiced its recommendations ......

TRAI TARIFF ORDER FOR COMMERCIAL SUBSCRIBERS
Subscribers of broadcasting and cable TV services are basically categorised as: ......

SINGLE SECURITY CLEARANCE FOR CHANNEL DIRECTORS
More than 200 new TV channel applications are pending with the Government, some for more than 1 year! There have been howls of protest from applicant companies that the I&B ministry is not working ...….....

512K IS MINIMUM BROADBAND SPEED
In July 2014, the government amended the definition of broadband in the Telecom Consumers Complaint Redressal Regulations, 2012 to amplify the definition of broadband and to bring........

RELIANCE LAUNCHES CNBC BAJAR
On July 1, Less than a month after Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd bought out the TV-18 & Network-18 empire, the group launched a India's first business news channel .....

7 STAR RAID FOR IPTV CHANNELS - IS IT JUSTIFIED ?
Last month the Mumbai Police 'raided' the headend of a major MSO in Mumbai, the 7-Star Cable Network, which holds a DAS licence and rebroadcasts over 300 channels .......


106 DIGITAL MSOS LICENSED
The I&B Ministry has cancelled the registrations of 4 MSOs: Kolkata-based Digicable Comm. Services, Chennai-based Jothishankar Annamalai, Mysore-based Mediasix Digital Networks, and Thanjavur-based .........

ZEE'S DITTO TV
Ditto TV's business head Manoj Padmanabhan says that it was necessary to establish a new distribution system that suits the kind of devices floating ......

THE US PAY TV MARKETTHE US PAY TV MARKET
The USA is the World's oldest and largest (in revenues) Pay TV market, worldwide. According to a recently released .......

S BAND MAY BE REALLOCATED
The 2G scam has brought into sharp focus the incredibly high value of the spectrum. Today, demand for mobile phone spectrum is being driven not by voice but wireless broadband delivery .......

1 BILLION DIGITAL HOMES WORLDWIDE
There will be more than 1,000 million digital TV households across 138 countries by the end of 2014. .......







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