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BROADCASTERS & MSOS CALLED TO REFUND HUNDREDS OF CRORES
The Delhi High Court has sought response from the Centre and the TRAI on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) demanding refund of excess subscription fee running into hundreds of crores........

NO MONOPOLY RESTRICTIONS PLANNED - JAVADEKAR
On 8 July 2019, I&B minister Prakash Javadekar informed the Lok Sabha, the current government's stand on several issues that have far reaching consequences. The issues relate to long pending matters............

BUDGET 2019-20
On 5 July 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman declared her first budget. Unlike earlier budgets, this year's budget outlined general initiatives that the Government has promised............

SEPARATE RATINGS FOR FTA & PAY CHANNELS
From 29 June 2019, the Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC) - India's only TV viewership ratings agency - has separated viewership ratings for FTA and Pay TV channels.................

AIRTEL MAY SOON BUY DISH TV?
In mid-March 2019, press reports emerged that "talks are at an exploratory stage for Airtel Digital TV and Dish TV..........….....

NTO HAS REDUCED CHANNEL VIEWING
Viewers are watching significantly fewer channels under the New Tariff Order (NTO), according to Sony Sab, Pal and Sony Max movie cluster business head Neeraj Vyas ...........

TRAI CONSULT ON CURBING ILLEGAL USE OF DTH STBS ABROAD
Based on a message from the I&B ministry, TRAI has floated a new consultation paper, on ways to curb smuggling & illegal use of Indian DTH STBs in neighbouring countries. In its letter to TRAI..........

FREEDISH: FREE, BUT NOT DISH?
WDD Free Dish cannot use the word 'Dish' as part of its name, or in the branding of its service! This was a surprise interim injunction granted by Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, of the Delhi High Court..........


ARASU PLANS OTT SERVICE
The Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Ltd (TACTV), the controversial state government owned broadcaster, has declared it will launch its own Over The Top (OTT) service.....................

TRAI AS DATA AUTHORITY?
The government is preparing to introduce the Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP) bill in Parliament. This calls for setting up of a national-level Data Protection Authority as the nodal authority for data security, privacy and cybercrime. TRAI wants to take on this role also..............

CNETFLIX LOSING BUSINESS
After 8 years of growth, Netflix has begun losing business - even in its home market - USA. For the first time since it separated its DVD..............

US CORD-CUTTERS WANT $21 PACKAGE
The number of Cable TV & DTH subscribers in the USA has been declining steadily, as subscribers shift to OTT platforms to receive fewer channels at lower prices. These 'cord-cutters' do not want..........

INDIAN OTT SNAPSHOT
According to Counterpoint Research's "India OTT Video Content Market Consumer Survey": .......









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