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TRAI INVITES DAS AUDITORS
Digital Cable TV networks and DTH platforms (collectively called DPOs) deliver Pay TV channels from broadcasters to consumers. Broadcasters require that they receive accurate ........

DD ARUNPRABHA MADE 'MUST CARRY'
The I&B Ministry has notified Doordarshan's recently launched channel DD Arunprabha as a "Must Carry" channel. All Distribution Platform Operators (DPOs) have to............

MSOS MUST DEDUCT 'WORKS CONTRACT' TDS
A two-judge bench of the Bombay High Court comprising Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice Sarang V Kotwal have ruled that an MSO must deduct TDS u/s 194J, when making payments. At stake is more than ₹ 1,000 Crore............

COURT REOPENS RESTRICTED SPORTS BROADCASTS ISSUE
On May 10, the Delhi High Court effectively reopened the issue prohibiting 'Sports Events of National Importance' to be retransmitted live by Cable TV & DTH Networks.................

TURMOIL AT TV9
Matters at TV9 Network reached flashpoint on 10 May, resulting in Alanda Media & Entertainment, the majority shareholder in Associated Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd (ABCPL) taking management control of the TV9 Network..........….....

PAKISTAN AUCTIONS 70 DTH CHANNELS
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), the country's media regulator has auctioned 70 DTH channel licenses. The Pakistan government is offering carriage for 70 DTH channels in 7 ...........

SUPREME COURT ADMITS PLEA TO REGULATE OTT
On May 10, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, admitted a plea seeking to regulate the content featured on online streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar..........

TATASKY BEGINS DISTRIBUTION OF OTT
Currently, Pay TV channels are distributed to consumers via Cable TV, DTH, DTT & IPTV. Each of these modes requires an extensive amount of dedicated distribution infrastructure, like Cables, Optical fibre or satellite transponders. ..........


THE US BROADBAND MARKET
The US Broadband market is the largest globally. An overview of this market and the shares of Cable TV Networks & Telcos in the rapidly growing US market could provide pointers and growth examples in other markets, including India, which already has extensive Cable TV coverage ....................

GERMANY'S CABLE TV & DTH MARKET
About a decade ago, Germany was Europe's largest Cable TV market. It faced a threat from DTH, which was a distant second. Indian industry observers drew parallels.............

CONNECTECHASIA
With transformation at the top of their agenda, business leaders are meeting at ConnecTechAsia, held in Singapore from 18 – 20 June 2019; ..............









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