Cable TV

MSOs finally cross 1000 as pan-India DAS deadline nears

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/10/14/cable-800x800.jpg?itok=J8AsIx-8

NEW DELHI: With less than three months to go for the deadline of the final phase which will complete cable digitlization all over the country, the total number of multi-system operators has finally crossed 1000 with 774 getting provisional licences till 30 September 2016.

The deadline is 31 December 2016.

The number of permanent licences (up to 10 years) remains at 229 and the total therefore is 1003 MSOs.

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry today released the list of 29 MSOs whose licences have been cancelled and cases closed. In addition, there are four cases in which some high courts have stayed the cancellation orders in petitions filed by these MSOs.

Until 2 June this year, the number of cases closed was 27, and so the number has gone up by another two. In most of the other cases in the list of cancelled registrations, it is because of failure to get security clearance from the home ministry. However, there are cases of many MSOs holding provisional licences not completing certain formalities relating to shareholders and so on.

Four MSOs earlier in the cancellation list have been restored licences. They include Silverline Entertainment, Eminent Cable Networks, and Skynet Digital Services which got security clearance from the Home Ministry and Tanuku Communication Network of Andhra Pradesh which has got provisional licence.

According to the latest list up to 30 September 2016, the areas of operation of four MSOs have been revised after 30 September 2016 (three in the permanent list and one in the provisional list).

Of the new licencees, three - Radient Digitek Network Pvt. Ltd of Rajasthan, Dabang Duniya Publication Pvt. Ltd of Madhya Pradesh, and Alfa Cable of Mumbai – have got pan-India licences, though Radient is minus Rajasthan.

The other new registrations after June 2016 include the states of, or specific districts in, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Karnataka, Chhatisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh Maharashtra, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Kerala, Telengana, Jammu and Kashmir, and Meghalaya.

With the home ministry directive about doing away with security clearances for MSOs not being communicated in writing to the MIB, the pace remains slow.

The permanent licence issued to Kal Cable of Chennai had been cancelled on 20 August 2014, but this cancellation was set aside by Madras High Court on 5 September the same year. However, Kal Cable’s name continues to be in the cancelled list – presumably because the cases are still pending.

In the last meeting of the DAS Task Force, MIB joint secretary had said that there were six thousand MSOs in the country but only a handful of them had come forward to register.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/24/navjot-peeush-kohali.jpg?itok=Z-EO--ty
Probe Punjab 'cable mafia,' demands minister, Fastway refutes charges

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has alleged that the private TV cable company Fastway Transmission Private Limited, under the "patronage" of the previous Akali government, had caused a loss of around Rs 6840 million to the state exchequer. Because of the political patronage, only Fastway...

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/21/GTPL_0.jpg?itok=TInqv6RC
GTPL Hathway allots Rs. 1450 mn to anchor investors, IPO opens today

MUMBAI: GTPL Hathway has finalised the allocation of 8,555,294 Equity Shares at Rs. 170 per Equity Share (upper end of the Price Band) aggregating to Rs. 145.43 crore (Rs 1450 million) to anchor investors.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/16/panesar.jpg?itok=Q9kTejf5
Hathway builds brand Special, adds two service categories

Hathway Digital, a leading MSO, has announced the introduction of ‘Play My Play’ – an exclusive and first-ever kind of service on television featuring full-length plays for Hathway’s theatre-loving patrons, and ‘Hare Krsna’ focused on eternal well-being by bringing out the deep learnings associated...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/14/GTPL_0.jpg?itok=JZQ_pLw_
GTPL Hathway IPO proceeds may help increase subs base & penetration, hike stake in JVs

GTPL Hathway, India's leading cable TV distribution company reaching an estimated eight million households in 10 states, proposes to open on 21 June an initial public offering of equity shares of face value of Rs. 10

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/06/LCO.jpg?itok=h__XSoKD
LCOs to get unique TRAI number to ensure fair deals, says advisor Gupta

NEW DELHI: Despite claims of major achievements in all parts of the country in digital addressable system, a meet held recently in Chandigarh presented a dismal picture with many local cable operators complaining that the switching off of analogue had badly affected their business. In the seminar...

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/05/rajesh-Wadhwa.jpg?itok=DHHwbPab
Rajesh Sethi succeeds Wadhwa as ED & CEO of SITI Networks

NEW DELHI: Senior media expert Rajesh Sethi has been appointed Executive Director CEO of SITI Networks Limited, as V D Wadhwa is stepping down.

Cable TV People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/05/shrma.jpg?itok=JZfidd_2
DEN Networks exits TV home shopping channel business

It’s focusing on its core competence: cable TV distribution and broadband. Three years after it announced its intention to get into TV home shopping, the Samir Manchanda-promoted multi systems operator Den Networks Ltd is now exiting from it.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/01/Rajan_Gupta-annusir.jpg?itok=HMhGVovf
GTPL Hathway gets SEBI nod for Rs 600-cr June IPO, to repay loans, expand cable & b'band with new tech

MUMBAI: GTPL Hathway, a part of Hathway Cable and Datacom which offers cable TV and broadband services, is preparing to raise around Rs 600 crore through an initial public offer (IPO) in June. Proceeds from the IPO will be utilised towards repayment of loan and other general corporate purpose, PTI...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/31/TRAI1.jpg?itok=Mq8IKMUV
Don't place a TV channel under multiple genres, TRAI warns MSOs

Coming down heavily on the practice of listing television channels under multiple genres (LCN), the Telecom Regulatory Authority today told multisystem operators to strictly comply with the regulatory framework in letter and spirit.

Cable TV Multi System Operators

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories