Indiantelevision.com's CAS Headlines for the year 2003
 
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Delhi HC refuses stay on CAS
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CAS off in Kolkata as well
(5 September 2003)
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CAS Headlines in March 2003
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Siti moving ahead on HITS
(31 March 2003 )
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CAS Headlines in February 2003
* Cable ops restrained from enforcing more blackouts
(28 February 2003)
* Service tax up from 5 to 8 per cent; no word on STB duties
(28 February 2003)
* Sat projects tax holiday stays; duties down on OFCs
(28 February 2003)
* GoM meeting fails to address increasing FDI cap in DTH
(28 February 2003)
* GoM set to discuss FDI in DTH Thursday
(26 February 2003)
* Consumer body PIL seeks to plug cable TV rate hike before July 2003
(26 February 2003)
* STB duties reduction key to CAS rollout
(25 February 2003)
* Cable industry seeks recognition as part of IT industry
(25 February 2003
* Ad campaign urges cable trade to pay service tax
(25 February 2003)
* Cable trade urges broadcasters to 'educate' viewer
(22 February 2003)
* Govt. meeting to discuss FDI in DTH, among other sectors, deferred
(21 February 2003)
* Somaiya files PIL; Congress shoots of letter to governor
(21 February 2003)
* Pay channels go on blink in Mumbai; BJP's Somaiya filing PIL against MSOs broadcasters at 2:30 pm
(21 February 2003)
* Swaraj's broadcasting council plan shelved
(20 February 2003)
* Hindujas' expecting smooth CAS rollout
(20 February 2003)
* Eutelsat C&S survey claims DTH spreading fast
(20 February 2003)
* BIS puts off decision on STBs for DTH
(20 February 2003)
* 145 days to go....are you ready for CAS?
(19 February 2003)
* Zee looking at July launch for DTH services?
(19 February 2003)
* LMOs to get shares in pay revenues, say MSOs
(19 February 2003)
* HITS operator to gain prominence post CAS
(19 February 2003)
* Siticable aims to unveil HITS model in April
(19 February 2003)
* Specifications for Indian STBs elaborated upon at SCaT
(19 February 2003)
* Importance of SMS stressed at SCaT Workshop
(19 February 2003)
* No budging on CAS rollout deadline, warns Rakesh Mohan
(18 February 2003)
* Cable ops dissect CAS implications at Scat workshop
(18 February 2003)
* No agreement, but IBF, MSOs continue discussions
(17 February 2003)
* Somaiya files cases against TV trade
(17 February 2003)
* IBF, MSOs in talks; no common ground
(17 February 2003)
* ...And a PIL against cable ops, broadcasters, government
(15 February 2003)
* BJP MP Kirit Somaiya to file criminal case against TV trade...
(15 February 2003)
* Mumbai cable ops present memo to Star, Sony
(14 February 2003)
* Mumbai's small cable ops raise cudgels against MSOs, pay channels
(13 February 2003)
* Let entertainment rule this decade - I&B minister
(12 February 2003)
* Star uplink case to go before cabinet soon, says Prasad
(12 February 2003)
* BIS task-force on STB specifications for DTH
(11 February 2003)
* Prasad prioritises professionalism on DD, AIR
(11 February 2003)
* Defence ministry moots 26% FDI cap for news channels
(10 February 2003)
* I&B ready to re-examine FTA package costing in CAS
(8 February 2003)
* Broadcasters moot Rs 25 as FTA package price at CAS meet
(8 February 2003)
* Prasad faults riots coverage by news channels
(7 February 2003)
* Idiot and the Box! - Probir Roy
(7 February 2003)
* "I will pursue CAS as zealously as my predecessor" - Ravi Shankar Prasad
(5 February 2003)
* I&B minister seeks consumer-friendly CAS regime
(5 February 2003)
* IBF raises CAS rollout issue with Prasad
(4 February 2003)
* Workshops to address CAS in Mumbai, Delhi
(4 February 2003)
* IBF team to meet Prasad today
(4 February 2003)
CAS Headlines in January 2003
* CAS task force formed; to meet 7 Feb
(30 January 2003)
* "The consumer will be the worst hit under the planned CAS regime" - Harsh Deshpande
(25 January 2003)
* Will the Indian consumer bear the brunt of CAS?
(25 January 2003)
* CAS: boon for cable operators, consumers' bane
(24 January 2003)
* Basic tier task force compositon to be fixed today
(23 January 2003)
* HITS preferred to ground head-end'
(18 January 2003)
* "CAS IS JUST A DREAM"- Rohinton Maloo
(18 January 2003)
* Swaraj sets 6 month timeline for CAS rollout
(14 January 2003)
* Swaraj sets 14 July deadline for CAS rollout
(14 January 2003)
* Swaraj to meet cable ops on CAS next week
(9 January 2003)
* Zee bouquet has better breadth - JP Morgan CAS report
(6 January 2003)
* Mixed impact on industry constituents - JP Morgan CAS report
(6 January 2003)
* Encryption at MSOs/ICOs likely - JP Morgan CAS report
(6 January 2003)
* Domestic pay revenues to drive broadcaster profits - JP Morgan CAS report
(6 January 2003)
* MSOs biggest gainers - JP Morgan CAS report
(4 January 2003)
* CAS bill gets Presidential nod
(4 January 2003)
* Merrill Lynch gives Zee buy status post-CAS
(3 January 2003)
* Merrill Lynch bullish on broadcasters, MSOs
(3 January 2003)
* CAS awaits Presidential nod
(2 January 2003)
 
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