Cable TV

MSOs prepared for new regime, AIDCF stresses on 'a la carte' offers from 1 Sept

MUMBAI: All-India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), the apex body of Digital Multi System Operator?s (MSOs), has urged all its members to gear up for the new tariff regime. 

In its meeting held on Monday, the members were advised to gear up to meet the requirement under the new regulation and prepare their backend to handle dynamic offerings including offering channels on ? la carte basis. While the broadcasters and MSOs are free to form their own bouquets, the ultimate ?right to choose? to end-consumers will happen by giving them the ability to choose channels on ? la carte basis.

This step has been taken to stream-line MSOs services so that the end-consumer does not face any hiccup when the new regime kick-in on 1 September 2017. It should be noted that the members of the apex body are fully committed to migrate to the new tariff and interconnect regime.

AIDCF would also like to put on record that the new tariff regime will bring in more transparency and fuel growth by regulating the broadcast distribution system. It will also help in creating a more synergetic environment unlike the current unfettered one and will give the end-consumers, the freedom to choose what they want to watch and provide safeguard to ensure that the channels are being offered with fair trade margin, thus harmonising the entire eco-system.

The Federation also welcomed the Supreme Court judgment as it will be an ideal scenario if all the legal procedures are put to rest before the new regime kicks in. This way there will be no ambiguity and application of the new regime will be smooth and seamless.

AIDCF president TS Panesar said, ?We are happy to note that the Supreme Court has requested the  Madras High Court to hear this matter on a daily basis beginning 12 June 2017  and come out with the judgement in 30 days. This does not affect the 1 September implementation deadline and we are hopeful that it will be implemented on time.?

Also Read:

MSOs upload channel capacity & RIO, AIDCF requests b'casters too

Upload channel capacity & RIO immediately, AIDCF urges MSOs

Furnish details of cable connections, Delhi Govt asks operators, MSOs wary of cascading effect

Latest Reads
Den reports improved numbers for Q2 over Q1

The Sameer Manchanda-led Indian cable distribution network and broadband internet services (broadband) provider Den Networks Ltd

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
GTPL cable TV business revenue up in second quarter

Indian multi-system operator and internet service provider GTPL Hathway Ltd (GTPL) reported 13.8 percent increase in total income for the quarter ended 30 September 2018

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
Hathway in the red due to higher expenses, forex loss in second quarter

In the first quarter of the previous fiscal, restructuring at Indian multi system operator (MSO) Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd (Hathway) had brought for it a positive bottomline.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
Indian DTH equipments worth Rs 7.83 cr seized by Pakistan authorities

Pakistan authorities have seized a large quantity of smuggled Indian direct-to-home (DTH) equipment worth Rs 7.83 crore from various markets in a countrywide crackdown against illegal devices according to a report published by

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
Indian pay TV revenue to touch $16 bn by 2023: MPA

As per a new report by Media Partners Asia (MPA), the pay TV revenue in Asia will top $56 billion in 2018. This will continue to grow at 3 per cent CAGR till 2023 and likely to exceed $66 billion by then. Pay TV revenue consists of subscription fees and local and regional advertising sales.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
Q2 results: Hinduja Ventures reports total income of Rs 26.72 crores

HVL on standalone basis reported a total income of Rs. 26.72 Crores for the half year ended September 30, 2018.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
IMCL aspires to hit 7 mn subscribers in a year

At a time when the face of India’s multi-billion dollar cable industry is changing rapidly with the emergence of new players, Indusland Media & Communication Ltd (IMCL), one of the oldest players in the industry, has announced a new offering ‘I Am Mumbai, I Am InDigital’.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
ACT Fibernet seeks funding; discloses financials

In its prospectus with SEBI, ACT Fibernet submitted the financial details and is looking for fund-raising to expand the business across India. ACT Fibernet reported revenue of Rs 1,217 crore and EBITDA of Rs 211.67 crore in fiscal 2017.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
Hathway to target existing users for new OTT, cable hybrid STBs

Indian consumers are not losing interest in linear TV anytime soon but one can’t be too wary given the OTT burst. To stay ahead of the game, Hathway has unveiled two new products – an OTT set-top box and a cable hybrid box. Both of the boxes have been priced at Rs 2999.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories