Indiantelevision.com's CAS Headlines for the month of December 2002
 
CAS Headlines in December 2002
* Zee Turner CEO Sunil Khanna on CAS Bill
(28 December 2002)
* Motilal Oswal report maintains 'Buy' status on Zee
(24 December 2002)
* Cable ops likely to be hit- Motilal Oswal
(24 December 2002)
* Broadcasters may consider FTA offerings - Motilal Oswal
(24 December 2002)
* Swarajspeak on CAS, Star News, content regulation & FM Radio
(21 December 2002)
* Condtional Access: The Digital vs Analogue Debate
(18 December 2002)
* Broadcasters to meet Swaraj to discuss CAS
(18 December 2002)
* Will CAS impact Zee TV? An SSB analysis
(17 December 2002)
* Subscription revenues to be linked to content post-CAS - SSB
(17 December 2002)
* MSOs' feedback rules out early rollout of CAS
(14 December 2002)
* Converging World 2002 focuses on CAS
(13 December 2002)
* CAS and what it offers: The TAM View
(12 December 2002)
* MANY QUESTIONS STILL TO BE ANSWERED ON CAS ROLLOUT
(12 December 2002)
* Conditional Access: A basic guide
(12 December 2002)
* Give timeline on CAS rollout, govt. tells MSOs
(11 December 2002)
* Casbaa focus on curbing piracy; Chandra expects full CAS rollout to take six years
(11 December 2002)
* Consumers to pay only for channels they view PIB Press Release (10 December 2002)
* The Rajya Sabha CAS debate: A Report
(10 December 2002)
* CAS Bill passed
(10 December 2002)
* CAS Bill first item on RS agenda today; discussion post-lunch
(10 December 2002)
* CAS passage likely on 10 December, asserts Swaraj
(6 December 2002)
* IBF comes out in support of CAS
(5 December 2002)
   
  CAS Headlines in November 2002
* Govt admits pay channel fees are market driven
(28 November 2002)
* Swaraj still to garner consensus on CAS bill
(27 November 2002)
* CAS bill debate not likely before next week
(27 November 2002)
* Unclear when CAS bill will come up for debate
(26 November 2002)
* CAS bill listed on today's RS agenda
(26 November 2002)
* I&B pushing for CAS tabling next week
(22 November 2002)
* CAS Bill not listed for tabling in RS this week
(18 November 2002)
   
CAS Headlines in August 2002
* If govt. wants ordinance on CAS, it will have to convince President
(12 August 2002)
* Terror attack puts paid to CAS Bill discussion in RS todayNEW
(6 August 2002)
* Cable ops in Karnataka to meet to debate CAS
(6 August 2002)
* No CAS Bill discussion due to RS uproar; debate anytime time available
(5 August 2002)
* I&B Ministry gets CAS on Upper House Monday agenda
(2 August 2002)
* CAS Bill to be introduced in Upper House on Monday
(2 August 2002)
* I&B ministry pushes for re-listing of CAS Bill on nest week's RS agenda
(1 August 2002)
 
CAS Headlines in July 2002
* Analogue systems no less secure than digital, asserts DALVI
(25 July 2002)
* CAS bill in limbo after walkout in RS; govt. hoping to reintroduce it next week
(24 July 2002)
* Blackout in Delhi, Mumbai exposes chinks in cable industry front
(24 July 2002)
* Swaraj makes strong defence of CAS
(23 July 2002)
* Govt. scheduled to reintroduce CAS bill Thursday
(22 July 2002)
* Mumbai MSOs join Delhi colleagues in 1-hour blackout, plan indefinite stir from 24 July
(22 July 2002)
* Hongkong-based Casbaa voices concerns relating to CAS to Swaraj
(22 July 2002)
* Anti-broadcaster slogans raised at pro-CAS demonstration in capitals
(19 July 2002)
* Pro-CAS groups threaten to 'expose' opponents of legislation at media briefing today
(19 July 2002)
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Delhi cable TV operators plan TV blackout as protest against CAS delays
(18 July 2002)

* Consumer body to protest against CAS delay even as Bill awaits Upper House nod for referral to committee (18 July 2002)
* CATV Act amendment bill not listed on RS business for the week, likely to be referred to select committee
(17 July 2002)
* CATV Act amendment not discussed as RS adjourned, to be tabled again tomorrow
(16 July 2002)
* CATV Act CAS amendment's reintroduction in RS listed for today
(16 July 2002)
* CAS bill trawling uncharted waters, says survey
(15 July 2002)
* CAS will give govt unparalleled powers, says survey
(15 July 2002 )
* Presidential polls prevent CATV Act CAS amendment's fresh introduction in Rajya Sabha
(15 July 2002)
* Govt. debating whether CAS should be made mandatory?
(13 July 2002)
* 100 per cent declaration unfeasible, says NCTA
(12 July 2002)
* Many issues covered, little by way of solutions at CETMA seminar on CAS
(11 July 2002)
* Amar Singh blasts CAS opponents at New Delhi seminar
(3 July 2002)
 
CAS Headlines in June 2002
* Mumbai, Delhi will lead the way in CAS rollout: TAM
(5 June 2002)
* BIS delineates set top box standards, invites comments by 15 June
(11 June 2002)
* Canal+ hails move to introduce CAS in India
(12 June 2002 )
 
CAS Headlines in May 2002
* CATV Act CAS Amendment fails to clear Rajya Sabha hurdle; ordinance Swaraj's next option?
(17 May 2002)
* CATV Act CAS amendment gets Lower House's nod (15 May 2002)
* Cable TV act incorporating CAS introduced in Parliament today
(14 May 2002)
* Chandra says nyet to DTH, says ad revenues are perking up
(9 May 2002)
* Zee TV chieftain Subhash Chandra backs government's CAS initiative
(9 May 2002)
* CAS rollout must address credible monitoring of SMS: Dasgupta
(31 May 2002)
* Cable industry told to come up with an equitable pricing mechanism for FTA basic tier
(28 May 2002)
* Govt looking at basic tier price of Rs 90 post-CAS
(27 May 2002)
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Confusion over CAS fate as rumours awash that impending cabinet reshuffle may see I&B ministry change of guard
(20 May 2002)

* Senior cabinet colleague scuppered Swaraj's bid to get CATV amendment bill through RS?
(20 May 2002)
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Discussions around the CATV Amendent Bill when it was passed by the Lok Sabha on 15 May
(17 May 2002)

* CATV operator meet on CAS in Mumbai postponed to 24 May
(17 May 2002)
* CATV Act expected to clear RS
(16 May 2002)
* Viewpoint: Is CAS amendment government's attempt to muzzle TV
(14 May 2002)
* Mumbai-based consumer body flays CAS
(13 May 2002)
* Swaraj slams broadcasters' opposition to CAS, says pressure tactics will not work
(13 May 2002)
* CATV bill amendment likely to be introduced in Parliament tomorrow; circulation among members today
(13 May 2002)
* IBF move to oppose CAS does not constitute voice of broadcasting fraternity: Sahara TV
(13 May 2002)
* "CAS is the only solution to resolve the subscription problems that cable TV ops and broadcasters are facing"
(11 May 2002)
* IBF issues press release on CAS
(10 May 2002)
* Marathon IBF meeting on CAS ends with agreement on way forward
(10 May 2002)
* Large Mumbai cable TV operators try to meet on CAS on 17 May
(10 May 2002)
* IBF meeting on CAS in progress: Star TV - Zee TV differences emerge
(10 May 2002)
* Delhi meet stresses need for stricter norms in cable industry
(9 May 2002)
* CAS: Boon or Bane? The broadcasters' viewpoint
(8 May 2002)
* IBF to meet on CAS
(8 May 2002)
* Consumer organisation demands regulatory authority for cable industry
(8 May 2002)
* CAS gets Union Cabinet clearance
(7 May 2002)
* Blow cold, blow hot on CAS at Union Cabinet meeting today
(7 May 2002 )
 
CAS Regulations
* REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON INTRODUCTION OF CONDITIONAL ACCESS SYSTEM
   
* THE CABLE TELEVISION NETWORKS (REGULATION) AMENDMENT BILL, 2002
   
* THE CABLE TELEVISION NETWORKS (REGULATION) ACT, 1995
   
* THE CABLE TELEVISION NETWORKS RULES, 1994

 
 

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