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PAY CHANNELS SLASH PRICES
Pay channels have been jolted by consumers' rejection of high pay channel prices declared by broadcasters under TRAI's New Tariff Order. Subscriptions have fallen significantly. All leading Pay TV.........

COURT REJECTS CCI PROBE AGAINST STAR & SONY
In a relief to Sony Pictures Network India and Star India, Justices Akil Kureshi and SJ Kathawalla of the Bombay High Court quashed an order passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to probe the broadcasters for alleged price discrimination against NSTPL's...........

CCI TO REVIEW BROADCAST SECTOR
Antitrust agency - Competition Commission of India (CCI) plans to conduct an assessment of the country's Media & Broadcasting sector. ............

CATV STBs NOW OFFER ALEXA VOICE SEARCH
In a welcome move, indigenously manufactured MyBox STBs now offer integration of Amazon Alexa's voice commands. MyBox STBs are manufactured by Hero Electronix (part of the Hero Group), set up in 2008. ................

TV LICENSES: 15 NEW & 21 CANCELLED
MIB has granted 15 new TV channel licences in the past 6 months. However, it has also revoked 21 TV channel licences in the past 5 months including. There are now 908 valid TV channel licenses..........….....

TRAI'S KYC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DTH
On 19 July 2019, TRAI had issued its Consultation Paper on KYC of DTH Set Top Boxes. The consultation was issued in response to the I&B ministry's letter, requesting the regulator's advice on the matter...........

SC UPHOLDS TELECOM AGR - DTH NEXT?
On 24 October 2019, Justices Arun Mishra, S Abdul Nazeer, and MR Shah of the Supreme Court held that most of the revenues; "except one or two" as pointed out by DoT; will fall ..........

INDIAN DTH LOOSES 18 MILLION SUBS IN 3 MONTHS!
TRAI, in its January - March, 2019 'The Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicators' report, (item 5.7) stated "DTH has attained net active subscriber base of around 72.44 million with 5 pay DTH service providers as on 31st March, 2019 as compared to 70.49 million at the end ..........


TDSAT: NO AGR ON PURE INTERNET SERVICES
In its 18 October 2019 judgement with far reachiong consequences, the TDSAT ruled that there will be no payment of ISP license fee on revenue from 'Pure Internet Services.'.....................

1 BILLION BROADBAND SUBS IN 2019
"High-speed broadband penetration, along with the availability of multiple streaming services, is driving the declining Pay-TV trend...............

TRAI'S DATA REPORT
In the past 5 years, mobile data price has plunged 95% to ₹ 11.78 per gigabyte (GB). However, the data revenue of telecom operators has risen 250% to ₹ 54,671 crore, according to a TRAI report. India's data consumption rose 56 times..............

INDIANS SHIFTING TO OTT
55% Indians Prefer OTT platforms vs 41% For DTH MoMAGIC conducted a survey to understand the Indian consumer's preferences for online video consumption. 7,500 were polled, pan India, between June to mid Aug 2019. .........









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