Regulators

Prasar to distribute 1 mn free STBs, Chhattisgarh channel plan reiterated

MUMBAI: Pubcaster Prasar Bharati, in an attempt to reach out to people in the "media dark" region, may be distributing for free around a million direct- to-home (DTH) set-top boxes in Naxal-hit areas of India an official has said.

Besides a dedicated DD channel for Chhattisgarh, union minister of information and broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu stated that a high-power transmitter would be commissioned in Jagdalpur (Bastar district headquarter) which would beam signal of AIR Jagdalpur to a radius of 200 km.

A proposal by the public broadcaster stated that 5-10 lakh units of DTH STBs will be given away for free to people in areas suffering due to left-wing extremism, PTI reported. A senior information and broadcasting ministry confirmed that they would distribute the STBs in naxal-infested areas.

Addressing an event in Raipur recently, Naidu had said that such an initiative would help people in tribal and remote areas of naxal-hit states to connect with government's various development schemes. Naidu also said that the government would distribute 10,000 free DTH STBs in tribal and remote areas of Chhattisgarh.

The measure would help people in Naxal-hit areas to watch about 100 television channels for free.

Also Read :

Star to focus on school-level games via FTA sports channel

IIS overhaul & DD RNUs to focus on regional infra & local content

FreeDish auction on 4 July, different reserve prices for GEC and news

58% watched DD English news as per 4-wk average, pubcasters' overhaul under way

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/18/MIB.jpg?itok=LYgSKoKv
MIB to meet broadcasters over pending uplinking, downlinking issues on 30 April

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting(MIB) will hold a meeting to discuss issues related to uplinking and downlinking of satellite channels on 30 April in New Delhi.

Regulators I&B Ministry
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/17/trai.jpg?itok=xnY2tdf-
TRAI directs 6 DPOs, flouting new tariff order rules, to comply within 5 days

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday directed six distribution platform operators (DPOs) to comply with all provisions of its new tariff order for the broadcast and cable services sectors within five days.

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/11/TRAI-Story.jpg?itok=Vbkx81oF
Tata Sky vs TRAI: Delhi HC lists matter for 25 April

The Delhi High Court has adjourned the petition of top DTH operators Tata Sky, Discovery India Communication, Airtel Digital TV and Sun Direct challenging Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and its new tariff regime to 25 April.

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/11/tv.jpg?itok=trnwD0T8
New TRAI tariff order to impact ad revenue, subscription growth

The new TRAI tariff order by the industry regulator may affect not only the advertising revenue of Indian media companies but also subscription growth. Financial services company Nomura has predicted that near term impact remains tough due to the new regime.

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/11/sharma.jpg?itok=L45mtgab
Exclusive: TRAI's RS Sharma on new tariff order, tussle with BARC & potential monopoly in the sector

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and its chairman RS Sharma have hit the headlines rather frequently in the first quarter of 2019. After much resistance and a series of legal battles, some of which are ongoing, TRAI was triumphant in rolling out a new tariff regime for India's broadcast...

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/10/trai.jpg?itok=Fuok8Sqc
TRAI starts consultation on entry-level net worth requirement for MSOs in cable TV services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday issued a consultation paper on 'Entry level Net-worth requirement of multi system operators (MSOs) in cable TV services. The Rule 11(3) of Cable Television Network Rules, 1994 deals with the financial strength of the applicant for grant of...

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/05/imnbminis.jpg?itok=JvIOF2sF
Russian delegation visits I&B ministry to discuss cooperation in the sphere of media

A Russian Delegation led by the Russian Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, H.E Alexey Volin, including the Ambassador of Russian Federation to India, H.E. Nikolay Kudashev and other delegates met Ministry of I&B secretary Amit Khare on Friday.

Regulators I&B Ministry
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/04/trai_0.jpg?itok=MNNhORxG
Tata Sky vs TRAI: Discovery concludes arguments, Delhi High Court lists matter for 11 April

The Delhi High Court has adjourned the petition of top DTH operators Tata Sky, Discovery India Communication, Airtel Digital TV and Sun Direct challenging Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and its new tariff regime to 11 April.

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/04/trai.jpg?itok=etj3ftmd
In TRAI-BARC India stand-off, flashes of regulatory overreach

One of the most intriguing side acts during the implementation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) new tariff order has been the sector regulator's face-off with TV audience measurement firm BARC. The latest flashpoint in this impasse involved TRAI issuing a show-cause notice to...

Regulators TRAI

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories