Regulators

TRAI extends time on consultation paper on VAS by cable and DTH ops

NEW DELHI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India today decided to give more time to stakeholders to respond to its consultation paper on regulatory framework for platform services.

 

Stakeholders can now respond by 29 July with counter-comments by 5 August following request by stakeholders.

 

Some of the issues the paper issued on 23 June had raised include questions on whether services issued by TV channels should be defined as broadcast channels or value-added services. TRAI is also seeking the stakeholders’ opinion on issues such as the kind of content that platform services should be allowed to transmit. Issues, registration process, security clearances, limits on geographical reach of these channels, compliance with advertising and content code, and conditions of imposing penal provisions in case of violations have also been raised.

 

All cable TV and DTH operators offer different kinds of programming services that are only shown on their platform but not obtained from broadcasters. These are called platform services. These include movies, music or local news channels offered by the cable operator as well as value-added services such as ‘movie on demand’ and ‘pay per view’ services offered by the DTH players.

 

The Regulator’s move to regulate platform services comes after the Information and Broadcasting Ministry expressed concern about the transmission of these local channels over a wide geographical area, like any other national or regional channel, without obtaining any permission from the Ministry.

 

The Ministry note said it believed that a proper regulatory framework is required to govern these channels and value-added services since programming is similar to the programmes transmitted by regular TV channels. 

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/26/Untitled-1_31.jpg?itok=tuIykAul
TDSAT rules in favour of broadcaster against MSO

The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal has reiterated that failure to collect fees from subscribers is not sufficient ground for any multi-system operator or distributor for non-payment of earlier dues or monthly subscription to a broadcaster.

Regulators TDSAT
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/26/Untitled-1_17.jpg?itok=graO0b0p
VXL and linked LCOs barred from receiving signals from any other MSO

VXL Digital has been restrained by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal from receiving signals from Indian Cable Net Company Ltd or any other MSO.

Regulators TDSAT
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/26/Prasar%20Bharati.jpg?itok=uoU-dD_3
Prasar Bharati responds to TRAI consultation paper; open to sharing DTT infrastructure

NEW DELHI: Pubcaster Prasar Bharati has sent its viewpoints to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)'s consultation paper on the involvement of the private sector in digital terrestrial broadcasting (which has been its forte, so far).

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/24/Untitled-1_3.jpg?itok=pH0Gp8Cm
New addl secy, advisor in IT Ministry

Anuradha Mitra has been appointed as the additional secretary and financial advisor in the electronics & information technology ministry. Mitra is a 1984 batch officer of the Indian Defence Accounts Service.

Regulators I&B Ministry
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/21/Untitled-1_39.jpg?itok=5W2oOHeh
TRAI expects stakeholders to work towards infrastructure sharing

India is witnessing a huge growth in the television sector and is on the threshold of complete digitization. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has asked stakeholders as to whether they feel the need for infrastructure sharing – irrespective of whether it is cable TV and HITS operators, DTH...

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/20/Prasar%20Bharati.jpg?itok=GxyEXaTh
Prasar Bharati looks at digitizing archives; to seek Rs 250 crore from govt

MUMBAI: Pubcaster Prasar Bharati is taking another stab at digitizing and monetising the huge archival content catalogue that is lying on the shelves of All India Radio and Doordarshan. And it is all set to make a formal request to the ministry of broadcasting and broadcasting (MIB) for nearly Rs...

Regulators I&B Ministry
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/20/trai.jpg?itok=lgOEEN7Z
TRAI extends dates for views on AGR issues relating to Spectrum

NEW DELHI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has extended the dates for getting views on minimum presumptive AGR for Spectrum and VSAT licenses.

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/16/Vodafone%20telecom.jpg?itok=YYuiRduc
Trai effect: Vodafone falls in line with Jio

Vodafone telecom service provider is committed to continue playing its responsible role in further developing the Indian telecom sector and in creating value for the consumer.

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/16/trai.jpg?itok=nC6tPqfI
Trai proposes radio audience measurement on lines of Barc

NEW DELHI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has come out with a set of recommendations on radio audience measurement (Ram) in India setting limits on ownership of stakeholders in the ratings agency, but there is no limit on the number of such agencies.

Regulators TRAI

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories