Cable TV

Will Incablenet-ESS imbroglio play spoilsport for Ind-Aus cricket?

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/cable_tv_images/2015/09/23/Untitled-1_0.jpg?itok=6_2oXndJ

MUMBAI: Come 4 December, ESPN STAR Sports will air India's tour Down Under, vying for viewership and ratings with election analyses on domestic news channels.



ESS is airing, live and exclusive from the land of Kangaroos, the four-test series between India and Australia followed by a triangular India, Australia and Zimbabwe tournament.



While that is good news for cricket lovers in India, Incablenet subscribers in Mumbai, who have been bearing the brunt of the blackout by the twin channels on Incablenet, are hoping for the stalemate to work out and soon.

 

 When contacted, the Incablenet spokesperson maintained that talks were going on in full steam and some arrangement was being worked out considering that the test and triangular series would not be available to Incablenet subscribers in Mumbai. ESS claims long pending subscription dues in excess of Rs 71 million.



However, the spokesperson declined to comment on the current status of talks, as there was, at present, nothing concrete in terms of developments. On the winding up petition which ESS has filed against Incablenet, all the Incablenet spokesperson had to say was that the judicial procedure will take its time.



Star Sports will air the first test at Brisbane live from 4 - 8 December, the second test at Adelaide from 12 - 16 December, the third test at Melbourne from 26 - 30 December, and the fourth of the series at Sydney from 2 - 6 January.



The Gabba wicket at Brisbane, which is known for its pace and bounce, has never been kind to the touring Indians right from their first tour in the 1947-48 season. The Indians had lost the first test of that tour by 226 runs. And the story wasn't any different later either. India toured Australia thereafter on six more occasions and played at the Gabba in 1967-68, 1977-78 and 1991-92 seasons. In the first two, Indians had a pretty close shave - losing out by 39 runs in 1967-68 and by a mere 16 runs in 1977-78, but went under by ten wickets in the last one.



But then, the Indian team has had a reputation of doing well just when they are written off. It is to be seen if this series can help the Indian cricket team break the 17-year-old jinx.



The four-test series will be followed by the India, Australia and Zimbabwe tri-series, which has been scheduled to start on 9 January with an Australia vs India. The first final has been scheduled for 6 February, the second final for 8 February while the grand finale is scheduled for 10 February 2004.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/16/Den-Networks_SN-Sharma.jpg?itok=M92gmI7l
Subscription revenue drives up Den’s PAT

Multi-system operator (MSO) Den Networks’ financial results for Q3 2018 show consolidated revenue of Rs 330 crore as against Rs 293 crores in the corresponding quarter a year ago, up by 12 per cent. In Q2 2018, consolidated revenue stood at Rs 328 crore.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/11/hinduja.jpg?itok=tgpOkCe2
Hinduja Ventures board okays amalgamation with Grant Investrade

Hinduja Ventures Ltd's (HVL) the board of directors has approved the amalgamation of Grant Investrade Ltd (GIL), a wholly owned subsidiary, into the company.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/11/gst.jpg?itok=UmnytSo2
Kolkata cable operators want cable TV GST at 5%

MUMBAI: The plea of cable TV operators in Kolkata to reduce the goods and services tax (GST) from the current 18 per cent to 5 per cent has been heard.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/08/den.jpg?itok=zjH4237M
Den Networks buys 51% in VBS Digital

MUMBAI: Multi-system operator Den Networks Ltd (Den) has acquired 51 per cent stake in cable televison distributor VBS Digital Distribution Network Pvt Ltd (VBS Digital) for Rs 2.64 crore in cash. According to Den's release to the Bombay Stock Exchange, the deal will strengthen the company’s cable...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/05/TiVo1_0.jpg?itok=3IoghzFq
TiVo's next-gen solution to help cable operators retain customers

MUMBAI: TiVo Corporation has launched Next-Gen Platform, a range of cloud-based products with a unified backend to help operators stay ahead of the game. The platform can be deployed for QAM, hybrid and IPTV to anticipate and quickly address customer needs.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/26/bibu.jpg?itok=CZlRRdhm
Ortel to move broadband business to new entity

Multi-system operator Ortel Communications Ltd plans to incorporate a new wholly owned subsidiary, Ortel Broadband Ltd, in order to operate the broadband business separately.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/23/sharma.jpg?itok=G-WgLWQi
DEN Networks tops as most attractive Cable TV brand: TRA Research

DEN Networks Ltd, one of the largest cable MSOs in India, is the top cable brand according to the "Most Attractive Brands 2017" report by Trust Research Advisory (TRA)

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/17/caletvheaend12.jpg?itok=i9dREprN
Government to once again make MHA clearance compulsory for MSOs?

Every multisystem operator (MSO) which is licensed with the ministry of information & broadcasting (MIB), will now have to also seek the ministry of home affairs' s (MHA's) ecurity clearance. A notification to this effect is being planned and passed by the Narendra Modi government.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/07/court.jpg?itok=VGZT1e9Z
MSOs move Madras HC seeking relief on inter-connect pacts

MUMBAI: The All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) had filed a petition in the Madras High Court few days back pleading a directive to broadcasters to maintain a status quo on renegotiating agreements between TV channels and MSOs till a final judicial call was taken on TRAI’s new tariff regime...

Cable TV Multi System Operators

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories