Cable TV

Residents raise their voice against cable ops

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/07/28/Cable%20operator.jpg?itok=KK5EPtfx

A residents' association in Mumbai is fighting against the irregular price structure of the cablewallahs. All the residents of a particular area in Mumbai have joined hands to form an association which is refusing to pay exorbitant charges to the cable ops. The local cable operator had hiked cable charges from Rs 80 per month to Rs 125 per month. The association has been demanding an universal pricing structure.

Similar incidents have been reported all over the country where the customer is hassled by the harsh and unfair pricing structure of cable ops. This indicates the growing discontent among the customers who are often held at gunpoint by cable ops who suddenly switch off channels when they deem fit. Complaints have been flowing in from various directions. Cable operators show advertisements on their local cable channel which occupies more than half of the screen and often movies and programmes are stretched to never ending duration which irritates viewers. During cricket matches and other live events, some cable ops insert scrolling advertisements which violate copyright regulations.

Another disturbing practice of the cable operators is under disclosure of c&s homes (cable & satellite). The ratio of disclosure is around thirty percent. This results in heavy losses for satellite channels who tend to hike the subscription rates.

The cable operators and the general customers should be prepared for higher rates as the forthcoming era would be of paid channels. Since the satellite channels offer high quality programmes and due to increasing costs, the subscription rates will always tend to be high.

Discovery Communications' Managing Director Kiran Karnik, said at a recent conference, "The people should now prepare themselves for higher cable rates if they are want quality programming. The days of free-to-air channels will soon be over. The market should now mature."

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/09/mso-800x800.jpg?itok=GZlIxY3I
MSO's net worth should be positive for registration: Govt.

NEW DELHI: An inter-ministerial committee (IMC) of the government, grappling with the issue of differentiating between serious and non-serious players, has recommended that net worth of an MSO must be positive for grant of registration, but shied away from stipulating a minimum monetary ceiling.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/08/DAS3-800x800.jpg?itok=V64viN9G
Delhi HC removes legal hurdles to implement DAS IV by 1 Jan 2017

NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI: The Delhi High Court has dismissed all cases relating to digitisation of TV services -- especially petitions by cable operators seeking extension of Phase III deadline

Cable TV DAS
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/08/Rjavardhan-rathor-800x800.jpg?itok=IDknXfNQ
Slow pace of court cases, MSO registration may delay DAS deadline

NEW DELHI: Between the analog sunset and a digital morning are court cases and cumbersome and slow MSO registration processes. And, the deadline of 31 December 2016 appears to be becoming a distant possibility despite assertions to the contrary in the stakeholder-government meetings. A mere 26...

Cable TV DAS
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/06/jonathan.jpg?itok=GzZrZi8N
Jonathan Spink new CASBAA board chairman

MUMBAI: Following its first meeting on 06 December, the CASBAA Board of Directors announced that Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the next 12 months.

Cable TV People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/02/Cable.jpg?itok=jQO-GCh5
Rohtak Cable DAS III extension case dismissed; eight posted for 7 Dec

NEW DELHI: While the case by Rohtak Cable Operators’ Association challenging the deadline set for Phase III of digital addressable systems (DAS) was dismissed, the Delhi High Court today directed that it would hear the other cases on 7 December 2016.

Cable TV DAS
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/01/cable-wire.jpg?itok=rkADl4vM
MIB's digital deadline dilemma: to relax or not

NEW DELHI: India’s ongoing cable digitalisation, plagued by court cases resulting in roll-out delays, may have just got entangled with the short to medium-term inconveniences caused by demonetisation of high-value currency notes signalling likely further delays. The ministry of  information and...

Cable TV DAS
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/01/NXT%20Digital.jpg?itok=a8r_rk6_
IMCL: Hinduja Ventures divests minority stake

MUMBAI: MSO company IndusInd Media and Communications Limited (IMCL)’s parent Hinduja Ventured Ltd. (HVL) has sold 0.13 equity stake in the company to a non-Hinduja Group company for Rs. 46.6 million (Rs. 4.66 crore). The buying company bought into the MSO at a price of Rs. 466 per share based on...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/26/Rajan%20Gupta.jpg?itok=oFRRxKbc
Hathway Q2-17 revenue and EBIDTA up; adds 1 lakh broadband subs

BENGALURU: Indian multi system operator (MSO) Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited (Hathway) reported 18.8 per cent growth in Total Income from operations (TIO) and 11.9 percent growth in operating profits (EBIDTA) for the quarter ended 30 September 2016 (Q2-17, current quarter). The company reported...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/25/jagdish-kumar-800x800.jpg?itok=SC_g2FGJ
Jagdish Kumar Pillai quits Hathway; Rajan Gupta appointed as MD

Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited has accepted the resignation of MD and CEO Jagdish Kumar Pillai.

Cable TV Multi System Operators

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories