The notification has frozen the prices of cable services in CAS
and non CAS areas in the country as on 26 December 2003, till such
time as a final view can be taken on the various issues relating
to the implementation of conditional access.
The Indian Broadcasting Foundation, which is meeting today in Delhi,
is also likely to mull over this move as also the latest developments,
including CAS and the formation of a regulator.
According to industry sources, the section that is pushing for
challenging the TRAI notification on price freeze feels that the
move and the cut-off date is "arbitrary".
In this regard, some legal opinion too has been obtained, the sources
said. However, no final view has been taken on the matter as yet
and a clearer picture may arise after the IBF meeting, they added.
Stay tuned for more details.