Television

Mumbai, Delhi will lead the way in CAS rollout: TAM

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/05/03/Untitled-1_32.jpg?itok=sZQRxbmk

Mumbai and Delhi will lead the country in the growth of CAS. Kolkata will be slow in catching the trend, and Chennai will comprise mostly of fence sitters, content with its bundle of FTA channels.

These are a few observations that rating agency TAM is using currently to gauge the CAS mood in the country. With the imminent merger of the two ratings agencies in the country, TAM, backed by Nielsen's Media Research (NMR) will become the only resource for advertisers and broadcasters alike in tracking consumer preferences on the tube. 

Preliminary research conducted by the agency indicate that while Mumbai and Delhi, which caught on fast onto cable and satellite TV, will also see the highest growth of CAS, Kolkata which was one of the slowest to catch the C&S train, will be a slow market in responding to CAS. Chennai, TAM research shows, enjoys the benefits of FTA basic channels, ensuring that most of its potential CAS users will be fence sitters. 

TAM India CEO L V Krishnan says the agency already has technology experts from NMR help it in tracking the Indian market during the growth phase of CAS. Most complex TV markets, including the US, also have CAS set top boxes with NMR tracking viewership on a daily basis, with the peoplemeter attached to the tuner of the set top box instead of the TV tuner, he says. 

The initial phase will be a hectic one for TAM though, with frequent base-lines to estimate the penetration of CAS, resampling and monitoring changes in viewing behaviour across CAS homes.

From the two discrete universes within TV homes - C&S and terrestrial, CAS will necessitate a move to three universes -

After CAS, we will move from two universes to three Terrestrial C&S : in 4 metros

- FTACS (Free To Air C&S)

- CAS C&S 

C&S : Other (Rest of the country)

The early days of CAS will also see instability in household statuses as homes would either take long to take a decision, flirt with several channels before narrowing their choices to a few or those who convert to CAS only if there is a big event and are otherwise content with FTA channels.

Nor will CAS distribution be equitable, says TAM. While lower SEC homes could get bogged down by costs of the boxes and subscriptions, metro markets with multiple MSOs could see feverish CAS marketing activity vis a vis metros dominated by one or two cable ops, says a TAM study.

- It observes that CAS homes may move primarily to an analog set top box for cost reasons rather than a digital set top box enabling only a one way communication between the cable room and the CAS home. This will enable information about the penetration for each of the pay channels, says the study.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/27/nadiu.jpg?itok=RyA5CSpc
DD committed to truthful information & wholesome entertainment: Naidu

Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said yjr Government planned to enhance the reach of Doordarshan FreeDish by distributing Free DD direct-to-home boxes in remote and interior areas of the country through State Governments, especially in the LWE impacted areas.

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/27/V-naidu.jpg?itok=ETtaGQq9
National sports meet to see participation of government and sports persons

NEW DELHI: A day-long Conclave is to inaugurated by Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu tomorrow (28 May 2017) to discuss ways in which India can become a sports superpower. Organised by Doordarshan Sports, the meet being held at the Central Production Centre of Doordarshan in...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/27/Sun%20Tv-Story.jpg?itok=vogrMKBD
Sun TV fiscal 2017 numbers grow

BENGALURU: Sun TV Network Limited (Sun TV) reported improved numbers across all important parameters for the year ended 31 March 2017 (FY-17, current year, fiscal) as compared to the previous year (FY-16). Sun TV reported 8.1 percent higher consolidated total income in the current year at Rs 27,...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/27/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=8pFkg8Sb
Shashi Tharoor files defamation case against Arnab Goswami's Republic

NEW DELHI:On Friday, the Delhi High Court gave some relief to Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami in a case of IPR theft filed by Times of India group, but was petitioned by Congress leader and Thiruvanthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor who filed a defamation case against Goswami and his Republic. Tharoor in the...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/27/BARC-03-Story.jpg?itok=4eKFNTjN
English TV news channels to return to BARC fold from midnight 26 May

MUMBAI: There’s another twist in the tale of the story of the ratings of news television channel debutante Republic TV. The five English TV news channel members of the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) of India, which had stripped their signals of Broadcast Audience Research Council’s (BARC’s)...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/26/aaj-tak.jpg?itok=Wg0-hYsO
TV Today numbers up

TV Today Network Limited (TVTN) reported greatly improved consolidated results for the year ended 31 March 2017 (FY-17, current year). The Arun Purie controlled company’s consolidated profit after tax (PAT) increased 60.7 percent to Rs 991.13 million (15.7 percent margin of Total Income) as...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/27/eat.jpg?itok=ag7vlImH
Colors Infinity introduces a special programming slot for non-fiction format 'Eat at 8'

Colors Infinity brings to its viewers a big fat culinary treat with a fresh new segment called Eat at 8, which is all set to get your mouth watering! With shows like Come dine with me – Couple Series 3, Junior Bake-Off and My Kitchen Rules, tempting viewers with delectable food presentations, Eat...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/26/tubelight.jpg?itok=UhrAvi02
Star Gold launches Tubelight's trailer outside Salman Khan's home

Star Gold has always pushed the envelope not only with content but also engagement with the viewers.

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/26/Republic-Story%20%281%29.jpg?itok=CmN2GcMP
Delhi HC refuses to entertain injunction sought by Times group against Republic TV

The Delhi High Court today refused to entertain an injunction sought by the Times Group in a case filed by it against Republic TV on issues related to IPR on audio tapes aired by the latter. The court has set dates for further hearing in the case. This is according to information shared with...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories