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AIRTEL CLAIMS 10 MILLION SUBSs
Airtel Digital TV, the DTH service by India's largest telecom company, says it now has more than 10 million (1 Crore) active DTH subscribers. "The 10-million milestone gives us almost 25% ....

TRAI'S RECOMMENDATIONS ON DELIVERING BROADBAND QUICKLY
Delivering Broadband (BB) is one of the major declared public policy priorities of the Government. It can contribute significantly to raising India's rate of economic growth.........

REPORT OF PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON DAS
A Parliamentary Standing Committee recently released a report on the status of past DAS implementation & for implementation of DAS Phases 3 &4. It has recommended that suitable steps should be taken ......

HOME MIN: AFFIDAVIT FOR LICENSE
Several DAS MSO licenses have been pending clearance from the Home Ministry. The DAS MSO License application is to be submitted to the I&B ministry, who as part of the clearance procedure also seeks approval from the Home Ministry. In the past the Home Ministry........

SONY KIX
Indian sports persons have begun excelling in various sports besides cricket. In response, TV viewers have diversified their sports viewing to cover badminton, tennis, Formula racing and a host of other sports. To keep up with this additional demand for sports content on TV,.....….....

DAS MSO LICENSE UPDATE
Reliance Jio Media has yet to receive security clearance from the MHA. The ministry has informed the company that details of Reliance Jio Media CEO K Jayaraman are being sent to the MHA. ........

MIB'S MONTHLY OPEN HOUSE
The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has said that it will hold all future Open House Meetings (OHMs) with broadcasters, Multi- System Operators (MSOs) & teleport operators on the 20th of every month. The OHMs will be held from 11 am to 12 pm......

DELHI ENT TAX NOTICE TO 4 MSOS
According to press reports, the Delhi Government has severed a notice to 4 MSOs for non-payment of Entertainment tax, along with a 100% penalty and interest on the dues. .......

CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2015
Hong Kong, 12 May - CASBAA’s annual Satellite Industry Forum is once again being held in Singapore at the beginning of June. The conference explores the latest developments and issues affecting the satellite.......


TDSAT REVOKES TRAI'S ANALOG TARIFF HIKE
In an order with far reaching consequences, TDSAT chairman Aftab Alam and member Kuldip Singh, in their order dated April 29, 2015 have aside the TRAI's 2 tariff orders, which allowed a of 27.5% on Pay channel Tariffs. The TDSAT said the .........

WORLD CUP REVENUES DISAPPOINT
The 2015 Cricket World Cup that concluded in March, disappointed not only Indian cricket fans, but also Star India, for the poorer than expected advertisement revenues. While no ......

IS CRICKET LOOSING IT ?
Incredible but true! In the past few years, TV viewership for cricket has dropped 40% to a weekly 61 Gross Rating Points (GRPs) in 2014 from 105 in 2008. The number of hours spent watching cricket .......

THE FUTURE OF TV
When HBO annouced its plans for HBO Now, a standalone video streaming service that does not require subscribers to sign up for a cable TV service, it raised a few eyebrows among industry watchers. .......

ARRIS TO BUY PACE
In a surprise announcement on 22nd June 2015, ARRIS Group Inc. announced its intention to buy Pace UK, for $ 2.1 Billion (` 13,500 Crores) in a stock and cash deal. The deal has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. Arris, currently based in Georgia, USA and has a very strong presence in the Cable TV and Broadband markets .......









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