Cable TV

Ravi Mansukhani to handle content business for IMCL associate Indusind Entertainment

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/cable_tv_images/2014/04/26/Ravi%20Mansukhani.jpg?itok=ODH4hlk_

MUMBAI:  For quite a while now, multi-system operator (MSO) IndusInd Media and Communications Limited (IMCL) has been focused on distribution though it started out with local content. However, the MSO has decided to revisit its core strength, with none other than former MD Ravi Mansukhani taking up the gauntlet.

Ever since Ravi stepped down from his position in February, making way for Tony D’Silva, speculation has been rife about his next move. In the midst of all this, indiantelevision.com found out that he will be returning to the fold, albeit in a new role. “Digitisation has new content challenges and that content needs to be segmented,” Hinduja group sources say.  “He has played a crucial role in IMCL in the last decade, but prior to that, he was also in charge of content. So, he has experience in different spheres. Now, it is up to the promoters to utilize his services.”

The Hinduja Group is looking at developing content as a major international vertical.

Ravi meanwhile said, “Yes, I will be taking up the role. But nothing is finalized yet. The exact role still needs to be discussed,” before clarifying that there would be clarity on his new job profile only after a couple of more meetings.

The Hinduja Media group , according to industry sources, is not only interested in localised content but also animation and some of this would be sourced from Indusind Entertainment.  If they are to be believed, Ravi may be involved with content related to animation and might be working closely with Ambika Hinduja. Further, the company may also be looking at setting up an animation facility with Ravi working on it.

With the Hinduja group acquiring the license for its Headend In The Sky (HITS) project, and phase III and phase IV to be tapped by both the MSO and the HITS platform, will foraying into content help? “Content can do well, only if the distribution does,” said a source.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/16/Tact-TV-Story_0.jpg?itok=n-2vljb_
Arasu seeks more time to go digital as it waits for STBs

Even as the deadline for it to go digital concludes tomorrow, the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation has sought more time from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/14/flash%20%281%29.jpg?itok=4m0L_60x
Restructuring brings Hathway to black in first quarter

Restructuring at Indian multi system operator (MSO) Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited (Hathway) has brought for it a positive bottomline.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/14/punjab.jpg?itok=7-JPUf54
Punjab govt proposes law on outdoor advertising, decision to tax cable, DTH subs pending

Not content with exploring additional local taxes on cable and DTH connections in the state of Punjab, minister Navjot Singh Sidhu now wants to bring in a policy to increase the state government’s revenue from outdoor advertising.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/12/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=AltQ__qy
Siti Networks' operating profit more than doubles in first quarter

BENGALURU:  The Subhash Chandra led Essel group’s television cable network company Siti Networks Limited (Siti) reported EBIDTA including other income or operating profit of Rs 1,071.65 million (28.9 percent of Total Income) for the quarter ended 30 June 2017 (Q1-18, current quarter).

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/11/NXT%20Digital.jpg?itok=gvieRC4b
Hinduja Ventures PAT rises marginally Q1FY18, Nxt Digital HITS 640 districts

NEW DELHI: Hinduja Ventures Ltd (HVL)  on Thursday announced  standalone net profit after tax of Rs. 255 million for three months ended 30 June 2017 as against Rs. 242.1 million during the same period a period ago.. The net PAT for the period ended grew by 5.33 per cent. The total income for the...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/09/gtpl.jpg?itok=wwjqCwK7
GTPL Hathway reports higher numbers and flat q-o-q ARPUs

After declaring a maiden 10 percent dividend for the previous fiscal, the Indian multi-system operator (MSO) and broadband internet services (broadband) provider GTPL Hathway Limited has reported a year-over-year growth in standalone CATV total income of 25 percent for the quarter ended 30 June...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/03/digi.jpg?itok=EA5pHGT-
Godfather, Kal, Digi Cable & Intermedia licence cancellation stayed, 50 'pan-India' MSOs' op area changed

After a spurt till mid-June, the rise in the number of multi-system operators has shown a mild increase of 34 registrations taking the total of registered MSOs to 1455. Early this year, the government had said all provisional multi-system operators will be deemed as having regular licence.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/03/navjot-peeush-kohali.jpg?itok=T6_T2pCk
Retransmission law contravened: Sidhu, Fastway refutes 'monopoly' charge

MUMBAI Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu intends to bring an ordinance for auditing the tax the previous government collected from cable operators. Putting the chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh in a fix, Sidhu has asked him to decide on recovering the ‘tax evaded’ by the MSO -- Fastway Cable...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/02/gtpl.jpg?itok=a_I6bugZ
GTPL Hathway declares maiden dividend on higher numbers for FY-17

Indian multi-system operator GTPL Hathway declared a maiden dividend of ten percent for the year ended 31 March 2017 (FY-17, current year) per equity share of face value of Rs 10. The company was listed on the bourses on 4 July 2017 after the conclusion of a Rs 4,850 initial public offering (IPO)...

Cable TV Multi System Operators

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories