DTH

One Alliance switches off InCablenet over pending dues

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/dth-images/2015/11/14/Untitled-1_0.jpg?itok=11Dbh-6G

MUMBAI: The disconnection virus seems to be spreading in Mumbai. Following ESPN-Star Sports, SET-Discovery One Alliance bouquet of channels has switched off its service to Hinduja's InCable Network in Mumbai.



Confirming the same to indiantelevision.com, SET-Discovery India president Shantonu Aditya says: "There are two reasons - non-settlement of the outstanding dues of Rs 20 million for the month of March and non-renewal of the agreement contract which expired on 31 March 2003. Actually, we have been giving them signals in good faith for an entire month in the absence of a proper contract," says Aditya.



InCablenet, in its response has raised the imminent rollout of CAS as its reason for not signing on to a new agreement. A statement issued by InCablenet says: "With a few weeks left for the introduction of the conditional access regime, broadcasters have gone on the warpath with MSOs. Broadcasters have started making a demand for higher connectivity and higher rate per customer, which InCablenet has, in view of the resistance by customers, refused to accept.



The statement also drew attention to the the hearing of public interest litigation tomorrow before Bombay High Court demanding reduction of cable subscription rates, as another reason for not reaching agreement with SET-Discovery.



According to InCablenet, with CAS around the corner, commercial arrangements in a post CAS regime are what need to be discussed.



Aditya, however, dismissed this line of argument saying an agreement has to be in place because services are being rendered and it is not possible to function in the absence of a formal contract.



Aditya confirms that the two parties failed to reach a mutually acceptable figure as far as the disputed amount (of Rs 20 million) was concerned. "We are hopeful that the issue will be resolved soon. Despite repeated assurances, we haven't received payments - which are actually ground collections. We believe that the issue of under-declarations is still unresolved," says Aditya.



Aditya, however, mentioned that Incable Network had settled all the previous dues. He added that the representatives of both the affected parties have been conducting talks and have had several discussions.



The One Alliance team has also prepared itself for piracy related problems and illegal stealing of signals. "Copyright laws have been strengthened in recent times," Aditya says.



Speaking of piracy, an ESPN official has filed charges in three different police stations in Mumbai alleging theft of the ESPN Star Sports signals.



In turn InCablenet COO Rajiv Vyas and vice-president (operations) Manoj Motwani, have obtained anticipatory bail from a sessions court in Mumbai. The ESPN official, Prakash Shinde, in his FIRs, filed in Mumbai's Ghatkopar, DN Nagar and MIDC-Andheri police stations last week, has said InCablenet was tapping signals from neighbouring operators in violation of Section 51 (a) and (b) of the Copyright Act.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/15/DD-Free-Dish-Story.jpg?itok=qXFCtN9m
DD Free Dish to resume e-auctions: Key highlights of revised policy

The Prasar Bharati Board on Tuesday gave a green signal to e-auctioning of DTH slots on DD Free Dish.

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/11/tata-sky.jpg?itok=2_DzmGLJ
TATA Sky ShortsTV acquires much acclaimed short films from Terribly Tiny Tales

TATA Sky ShortsTV, the world’s only TV channel dedicated to short films, has acquired 18 shorts from Terribly Tiny Tales (TTT).

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/10/india.jpg?itok=VL5LzIy-
IndiaCast issues disconnection notice to Independent TV

MUMBAI: Viacom18 and TV18’s distribution arm IndiaCast has issued a disconnection notice to direct-to-home operator (DTH) Independent TV (Reliance Big TV) over non-payment of subscription fees.

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/09/dth.jpg?itok=4FW0v0VC
DTH subscriber growth see-saws in three quarters of 2018

Growth of direct to home (DTH) subscriber base of private players in India was the slowest over the last five years for the nine month period ended 30 September 2018

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/20/airtel.jpg?itok=1UDSS82O
QYOU Media joins hands with Airtel Digital TV

QYOU Media has announced that it has partnered with Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of Bharti Airtel (Airtel), to bring The Q India’s 24/7 linear stream of digital first content to Indian homes.

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/20/games.jpg?itok=VX74TQiM
Hollywood Diaries - Initiative By Airtel Digital TV & One Take Media Co.

Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of India’s largest telecommunications provider Bharti Airtel, and One Take Media Co., leading content production and distribution company based in Mumbai, together recently launched Hollywood Diaries- A collection of the finest Hollywood Movies  on Airtel Digital TV...

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/19/tata.jpg?itok=UjmGNjYw
Tata Sky offers 44% discount for new subscribers

As part of a festive offer, direct-to-home (DTH) service provider Tata Sky is offering up to 44 per cent discount for new subscribers in the country.

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/19/dishtv.jpg?itok=WZkPTz2q
Dish TV partners MediaKind to upgrade infrastructure

DTH company Dish TV India, in partnership with MediaKind, has strengthened its infrastructure capabilities to enhance the customer TV viewing experience in India.

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/18/dish-tv_1.jpg?itok=ETxh4LmV
Dish TV wins IDC Insights Awards for ‘Excellence in Operations category’

Dish TV India Limited, the world’s largest single-country DTH Company, has bagged the I.C.O.N.I.C IDC Insights Award 2018 for its pioneering initiative ‘Project Phoenix’– a common service CRM for both its brands

DTH DTH Operator

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories