Cable TV

Police case filed against two Hathway-linked LCOs in Kolkata for illegally carrying Star Sports 1 signals

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/cable_tv_images/2014/07/30/star1.jpg?itok=N8WF6lK3

NEW DELHI: Kolkata police has registered a first information report (FIR) against two local cable operators (LCOs) Akash Darpan and Titli Cable Service, both linked to multi system operator Hathway Cable and Datacom’s network for illegally re-transmitting signals of Star Sports1 on unencrypted frequencies.

The FIR follows the raids conducted by the Kolkata police after a complaint was filed by Star on 22 July against ‘the deliberate illegal acts of Hathway.’

Acting on the complaint, the police raided the control rooms of the LCOs and found that the signals of Star Sports 1 were being retransmitted in unencrypted mode on LCN No. 872 meant for local channels. The police registered an FIR No. 649/14 dated 22 July 2014 against Hathway and the two LCOs under sections 120-B/409 IPC and 37/51/63/65/69 Copyright Act.

Star said in a press release that ‘in order to mislead and deceive it, Hathway has adopted an unlawful methodology whereby Hathway’s electronic programming guide (EPG) displays to the subscribers that the said TV channel is available on an a-la-carte basis. However, the said channel is available and enjoyed by Hathway subscribers even without opting for the said TV channel on an a-la-carte basis by the unlawful placement of the TV channel in unencrypted frequencies/forms.’

The broadcaster also claims that because of the unlawful placement of the channel, the subscriber base of Star Sports1 is not captured on the SMS and Cable Access System of Hathway.  Consequently, the MSO does not pay any license/subscription fee, though the channel is available and viewed by the Hathway subscribers.

Star investigated the issue and video recorded the unencrypted retransmission by Hathway on 19 July on being informed of the illegal retransmission. 

Even earlier, Hathway had illegally carried Star Sports channels on unencrypted frequencies in the DAS notified city of Mumbai in gross violation of the provisions of sections 51 & 63 of the Copyright Act, the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act and the applicable Regulations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. A legal notice on 27 February 2014 was issued by Star Sports India in this regard.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/23/bhagat%20%281%29.jpg?itok=kCgF_Mbu
16 local among 350 channels' network launched in Jammu

Another cable network Time-N-Tune (TNT) has been launched in the Jammu region in a move to connect the masses with the cable network system. The TNT management said it would endeavor to promote Jammu's heritage and language.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/23/Bibhu%20Rath.jpg?itok=tVL-V42r
Ortel plans Rs 300 cr investment to improve efficiency & reach

MUMBAI: Odisha’s largest multi-system operator (MSO) Ortel Communications plans to invest Rs 300 crore on expansion over the next two years. Ortel CEO BP Rath said it would utilise IPO proceeds, internal accrual, debt and equity to meet its need.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/20/VD_Wadhwa-TS_Panesar.jpg?itok=YQrVNC1l
Hathway's Panesar succeeds Wadhwa as AIDCF head

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Hathway Cable & Datacom’s Video Business CEO T S Panesar has taken over as the new president of the All-India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), the apex body of digital cable television players.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/10/KHOLI-manthan.jpg?itok=qng1OC7E
DAS III extension leads to payment tiff; MSO blacks out Star channels in WB

MUMBAI: The multi-system operator in West Bengal Manthan continues to black out Star TV channels over a payment dispute since last Friday. Over five and a half lakh reported Manthan subscribers in Kolkata did not have access to over 45 channels such as Star Plus, National Geographic, Star Jalsha,...

Cable TV DAS
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/09/Rjavardhan-rathor-800x800.jpg?itok=6WBeqx-x
MSO registrations remain slow even as DAS deadlines approach

NEW DELHI: The registration of multi-system operators (MSOs) remained slow with 71 provisional clearances in December 2016 and up to 4 January 2017 taking the total to 1130 despite the fact that less than a month is left for Phase III analogue switch-off and two months before the final phase of...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/05/cable-TV-SHOW.jpg?itok=bL8WtjlM
MSO flat fee a hurdle, says CTMA while backing TRAI & WB's underground cable

MUMBAI: The West Bengal government is preparing to build an underground network of cable TV lines in an attempt to keep the city clean, a state minister has said. Urban development minister Firhad Hakim said, in New Town, they had done it and would start soon in Bidhannagar. In Kolkata, they would...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/02/Bibhu%20Prasad%20Rath.jpg?itok=Xtbala_c
MSO Ortel strengthens digital payment services

MUMBAI: Multi-system operator Ortel Communications Limited (Ortel) has launched its new digital bill payment option using Paytm.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/02/TS-Panesar-Rajan-Gupta.jpg?itok=RmFd6vv0
GTPL Hathway files listing prospectus

MUMBAI: GTPL Hathway Limited, a material subsidiary of Hathway Cable & Datacom Limited, has intimated the BSE and the NSE of filing of Draft Red Herring Prospectus by GTPL.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/29/MSO-800x800.jpg?itok=6qcp6PNX
Demonetisation: Naidu claims there's no slump in TV/film industry

NEW DELHI: Information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu has denied reports of any slump in the entertainment industry because of demonetisation. Naidu said he had seen reports in the media but had not received any representations from any section of the television or film industry to the...

Cable TV Multi System Operators

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories