Television

DTH: Trai supports interoperability, MDU tech

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/06/24/Untitled-1_19.jpg?itok=lUzYwB_d

NEW DELHI: Keeping up its busy schedule on industry related issues, India's broadcast regulator came out with suggestions on DTH regulations today. The regulator has pitched for mandatory interoperability for DTH services and has okayed multi- dwelling unit (MDU) technology with certain riders in consumer interest.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) today said that the new set of recommendations provide for "clarifications to certain provisions of the (DTH) licensing conditions" and guidelines to be followed in the adoption of MDU technology, which is basically perceived to be in consumer interest.

According to Trai, the suggested guidelines relating to DTH will ensure that "interests of the consumers," cable operators and other DTH players are protected.

Some of the major DTH recommendations are as follows:

# Personal Video Recorders and Interoperability: There should not be any amendment in Articles 7.1 and 7.2 of the DTH license agreement, which mandate technical interoperability among DTH service providers.

# The license conditions should be amended to provide for casting an obligation on the service provider to inform and educate the consumers about the limited technical interoperability of the Set Top Boxes with Personal Video Recorders/Digital Video Recorders.

# Uplinking and Platform Services: The guidelines for uplinking from India should be amended to exclude DTH platform services aimed at enabling the subscribers to utilize the platform efficiently and informing them of platform functionality and services.

# MDU technology: The DTH license conditions should be amended to specifically permit use of MDU technology subject to the following conditions:
a. The DTH service provider should not insist on any exclusive arrangement for installation of MDU technology to the detriment of other distributors of TV channels.
b. Signals from the MDU technology shall not be provided to a consumer outside the multi-dwelling unit building, where the MDU technology is installed.
c. The MDU technology should not carry the content from any other service provider other than the DTH service provider and
d. The DTH operator shall obtain written consent from those subscribers living in a multiple dwelling unit who are desirous of availing the facility of MDU technology, before installing the same. A general permission obtained from office bearers of the Residents Welfare Association/group housing society will not be considered sufficient.

The government had sought Trai's views regarding certain issues relating to the licensing provisions of DTH. A full text of Trai's suggestions could be accessed at www.trai.gov.in.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/30/Rjavardhan-rathor-800x800.jpg?itok=7L54blPR
Govt wakes up to broadcast tech changes, Prasar manpower audit under way

NEW DELHI: Even as the government admits to shortage of staff in the public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati, there is a need to re-assess actual requirement of staff keeping in view changes in broadcast technologies. Minister of state for information and broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore told...

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/30/TV5.jpg?itok=E3bUj0rv
TV5 launches devotional channel in AP & Telangana, DTH dist plan under way

MUMBAI: South India’s one of the leading news network Shreya Broadcasting on 29 March launched its devotional and spiritual channel ‘Hindu Dharmam’ on the occasion of Ugadi – Telugu new year. The test signal of the new devotional channel is on. Channel’s distribution work is in full swing. Apart...

Television TV Channels Specialised and Niche
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/30/Sun%20tv.jpg?itok=nCbLb9ok
Sun TV picks up India, Lanka pay-TV rights for 'Yoko', Jetpack seals deals with global b'casters

Global distributor, Jetpack Distribution, announced on 28 March, 2017, that it has inked multiple broadcast agreements with leading channels around the world for their pre-school children’s hit, YOKO.

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/29/go%20%281%29_1.jpg?itok=7-Er07kN
GoQuest Media to globally distribute Cinema Vision content

GoQuest Media Ventures, a distributor of international content to television channels and digital platforms, has joined hands with Cinema Vision India (CVI) promoted by Siddharth Kak to facilitate distribution of content globally.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/29/kabbdi%20%281%29.jpg?itok=BcYw-qV-
Pro Kabaddi: Mashal Sports invites tenders to own & manage new team

Mashal Sports, in which Star Sports owns 74% stake, has, pursuant to the Invitation for Expression of Interest dated 29 March 29, has called for expressions of interest (“EOI”) to be submitted by eligible persons, fulfilling the criteria provided for in the Invitation, who wish to participate in a...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/29/Arun-puri.jpg?itok=89_3x-2M
India Today Online is TVTN's wholly-owned subsidiary now

MUMBAI: India Today Online Private Limited (ITOPL) has now become a wholly-owned subsidiary of TV Today Network Ltd. India Today Online, on 28 March 2017, issued and allotted 1,99,20,000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each to Living Media India Limited (LMIL) which constitutes 21.01% of the paid-up share...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/29/FREEDISH-STB.jpg?itok=l__8ZZuS
FreeDish iCAS STB: Modern Comm, Velankani, BGM, KMTS & Millennium OEMs shortlisted

NEW DELHI: Five companies including two from Delhi have been shortlisted as original equipment manufacturers for set-top boxes for Doordarshan’s FreeDish on the Indian Conditional Addressable System (iCAS). This follows the opening of e-tenders on 9 December 2016 after which these OEMs were found...

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/28/barck%20%281%29.jpg?itok=eWIvgkHj
BARC India formally sets up independent council to probe viewership malpractices complaints

BARC India has set up an independent disciplinary council to further strengthen transparency and credibility of its measurement system.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/28/Jim-Gianopulos.jpg?itok=N-QHfz2Z
Viacom names Gianopulos CEO of Paramount Pictures

MUMBAI: Viacom Inc. has announced the appointment of Jim Gianopulos as the chairman and chief executive officer of Paramount Pictures, effective 3 April, 2017. Gianopulos will report directly to Viacom president and CEO Bob Bakish.

Television TV Channels People

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories