Television

IBF Press Release

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2015/10/31/Untitled-1_25.jpg?itok=QTTdfvtg

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) members met in New Delhi today to discuss the implication of the proposed Conditional Access Systems (CAS). 



Any propsoal that addresses the two fundamental issues of transparency and breaking up of the existing ground monopolies of the cable TV operators that face the industry is welcomed by the IBF. The reality is that today only 20 per cent of the ground revenue collected from the consumers accross the country comes back to the broadcasters.



The IBF members are of the view that there should be a planned and phased transition to enable the Indian consumers to comprahensively benefit from switching over to the Conditional Acceas Systems. To make CAS a realIty in the current form, the IBF believes that there are many issues concerning technology, funding, avaIlabilIty of set top boxes, regulation and non- discriminatory implementation and there is a need for a detailed analysis. 



Further all the issues related with Implementation of CAS need to be looked at and addressed in totality. An amendment to the Cable TV Regulation Act is unlikely to resolve the fundamental issues that face the industry. It may in fact result in exploitation of customers in terms of prices of the services charged by the cable TV operators due to monopolies on ground.

Members of the Industry, Broadcasters, Vendors, Cable operators and the regulators need to work together to arrive at the correct CAS model. In the interim, the bradcasters have decided to come together and focus on the immediate problem of under declaration and demand 100% transparency from the cable TV operators.

The IBF also suggests that the existing parliamentary Select Committee headed by Parliamentarian Somnath Chatterjee looking into the Convergence Bill is ideally positioned to examine all the matters in totality so that the consumer gets the true benefit of the channels and the value added services.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/15/dsport.jpg?itok=aG_5Yuxw
DSPORT to telecast marquee european tour events in india

DSPORT, a premium sports channel of Discovery Communications, will broadcast live , Marquee events from the European Tour 2019, Europe’s premiere and one of golf’s strongest professional tours featuring some of the world’s top professional golfers.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/15/tv_0.jpg?itok=VNea0CHD
TV18 boosts Network18 numbers for third quarter

Mukesh Dhirbhai Ambani’s media arm, Network18 reported improved numbers for the quarter ended 31 December 2018 (Q3 2019, quarter under review) as compared to the corresponding year ago quarter Q3 2018).

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/15/nm.jpg?itok=Saurl_Ya
PM Narendra Modi's interview with ANI News garners 5.9 mn impressions

Indian PM Narendra Modi gave an interview to ANI News on 1 January 2019. It raked in 5.9 million impressions in the Hindi news genre, according to BARC India.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/15/cc.jpg?itok=jIb76f5i
Comedy Central and BSF join forces to ‘Spread The Cheer’ among the Jawans in Jammu

Comedy Central – India’s leading 24-hour English Entertainment channel is committed towards making India smile and spreading cheer in citizens’ lives.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/14/discovery.jpg?itok=xC9KADws
Discovery Channel to premiere epic Docu-Drama ‘First Man'

Who are we? Where did we come from? What makes us human? The two hour special First Man, premiering on Discovery Channel on January 15 at 9:00 pm

Television TV Channels Factual @ Discovery
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/14/tv_0.jpg?itok=ilxqj_Zc
&TV presents an unusual love story Main Bhi Ardhangini

It is often said that a man’s life can never be complete without a wife i.e. his ‘Ardhangini’ or his better half. Donning multiple roles

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/14/fanney.jpg?itok=J0nHnxV5
Follow your passion with this slice-of-life story of Fanney Khan with its World Television Premiere Only on Sony MAX

Set to conquer the world battling the daily rat-race, a father-daughter duo is passionate to achieve their goals against all odds.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/14/shemaroo.jpg?itok=aTKQha0R
Shemaroo Entertainment Limited LaunchesSix New Services onInDigital& NXTDigital

Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, one of India’s leading content power house,has successfully launched six new servicesonthe digital television distribution platforms of IndusInd Media & Communications Ltd.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/14/times.jpg?itok=PvcXfOHB
Times Network and NSE launch Prosperous India 2019

Times Network, India’s leading television broadcasting network, in partnership with NSE launched ‘Prosperous India 2019

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories