Regulators

Ad Cap case adjourned till 20 November

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/regulators-images/2014/09/25/nba_0.jpg?itok=1sRtgEOF

MUMBAI: The Delhi High Court once again adjourned the ad cap case, this time to 20 November.

The News Broadcasters Association (NBA), the lead petitioner in the matter, had sought 10 days adjournment as senior counsel S Ganesh, was not present in view to other pending cases in Mumbai.

?We had requested to accommodate the case for 10 days as the senior consel had to go to Mumbai,? said the lawyer for NBA.

However, the HC postponed the case till 20 November since it didn't have any dates before that to hear the case.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) advocate Saket Singh emphasised that the matter has already been pending for more than 10 months.

During the last hearing on 15 July, the HC had adjourned the case as the final hearing of the bunch of petitions challenging the ad cap sort to be imposed by TRAI as the authority has not finalised its rejoinder.

The case had been previously heard in the High Court on 17 December last year and 13 March this year.



 

The NBA had challenged the ad cap rule, contending that TRAI does not have jurisdiction to regulate commercial airtime on television channels.



 

Apart from the NBA, the petition have been filed by Sarthak Entertainment, Pioneer Channel Factory, E24 Glamoru, Sun TV Network, TV Vision, B4U Broadband, 9X Media, Kalaignar, Celebrities Management, Eanadu Television and Raj Television.



 

The news and regional broadcasters fear that the capping of commercial airtime will curtail their ad revenues. They also argue that the ad cap must be brought only after the benefits of cable TV digitisation start kicking in.

 



Earlier this year, the Court also granted interim relief to Hyderabad-based MAA Television Network against the ad cap regulation. However, the court had also observed that the cap on advertisements is a ?reasonable exercise?.



 

Four major broadcast networks?Star India, Zee Entertainment, Multi Screen Media and TV18 Group?are following the regulations.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/20/trai.jpg?itok=6VDfwqBP
TRAI to meet telecom players next month to fix 2019 agenda

To fix the agenda to be taken up in next calendar year, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is expected to meet telecom industry players next month. The discussion, which is now an annual feature, is likely to involve a wider set of players in the telecom sector this time including...

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/12/TRAI-Story.jpg?itok=P16l-_NQ
TRAI releases paper on OTT expanding its definition

India’s telecom and broadcast regulator TRAI today released another consultation paper on OTT services seeking to expand the definition of the sector and also the regulator’s jurisdiction over a sector hitherto “unregulated”.

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/09/mib_0.jpg?itok=4TdkBXLo
MIB extends feedback deadline date on mandatory sports feed sharing norms

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has extended the deadline to give feedback on the draft sports broadcasting signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharti) (Amendment) Bill, 2018 till 31 December 2018.

Regulators I&B Ministry
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/09/mib.jpg?itok=0MbRLtLR
MIB gives permission to two new channels - Khalsa and Nireekshana TV

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) after being lenient for couple of months in awarding channel licenses, is back to being strict. In the month of October, two new channels received licenses while none saw their licenses cancelled as on 31 October 2018.

Regulators I&B Ministry
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/09/trr.jpg?itok=_x2jgTGm
TRAI, telco chiefs to meet in December over OTT regulation

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is scheduled to meet top executives of telcos in the month of December.

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/31/sc.jpg?itok=AkHVHmXl
SC upholds TRAI Act over Copyright Act in tariff order case

The two-judge bench of the apex court with Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and Navin Sinha dismissed the Star India’s appeal against Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) recent tariff order. The principal area of the argument by the broadcaster was that the pricing of the content cannot be...

Regulators Supreme Court
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/31/Trai800.jpg?itok=P_Ll03H3
AIDCF welcomes Supreme Court judgement which upholds TRAI jurisdiction

In the matter of the new Tariff Order and Interconnection Regulations as notified by TRAI in March 2017, the Supreme Court has today upheld the jurisdiction of TRAI to frame the above mentioned regulations.

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/30/trai.jpg?itok=05UgkJtj
TRAI wins tariff order case in Supreme Court

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has come on tops in the long running battle between it and broadcaster, cable, DTH operators on whether it has pricing of content comes under its purview. The Supreme Court has finally given the long-awaiting verdict on Star India versus Telecom Regulatory...

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/19/I%26B.jpg?itok=swj9cao5
MIB proposes to change mandatory sports feed sharing norms

In what could have far reaching effects on the financial viability of sports TV channels or streaming platforms, which acquire exlcusive rights for sporting events for the India region spending billions of dollars.

Regulators I&B Ministry

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories