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Regulator must: industry to I&B minister RS Prasad

The reason of an existing `great divide’ amongst stakeholders of the broadcast and cable industry - that the government uses to continue playing the role of an arbiter and wield control - came to the fore today at a seminar here. And, predictably, the Indian government used the same excuse again to...

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CAS deferred in Delhi; future tense elsewhere

CAS has crashed out! Almost. And the frustration of a section of a disappointed industry was echoed by Hathway Datacom’s vice-president (North India) SN Sharma when he told, "There are breaking news, but this is heart-breaking news."

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Broadcasters reveal prices to I&B; to discuss with MSOs

NEW DELHI: Fifteen days away from the implementation of CAS, decisions still remain to be taken; discussions are still to be had to iron out glitches and prices have not been announced for the general public.  

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Mumbai cable operators to seek audience with I&B minister

Mumbai based cable operators have expressed disappointment over the recent comments of I&B secretary Pawan Chopra that indicate that the government might soften its stand on the conditional access system (CAS) deadline of 14 July 2003.

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Government weighing various CAS rollout options

NEW DELHI / MUMBAI: Has CAS finally degenerated into unconditional uncertainty? The joke seems to be coming true. But, say government officials, things may not turn out to be so bad as being predicted by the critics of CAS.

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