Regulators

Digitisation has increased M&E revenue: MIB’s Rathore

It has also improved customer transparency

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/04/MIB.jpg?itok=yMIWOTWi

MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) is patting its back for the digitisation success in India. Minister of State for MIB Rajyavardhan Rathore endorsed the growth of the media and entertainment industry and the benefits of digitisation.

In response to a question raised in the Lok Sabha, he said that digitisation has led to enhanced revenue generation in the industry as it enhanced benefits to consumers as well as transparency in the subscriber base. The government passed the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Act in December 2011 for digitisation of cable television networks in a phased manner.

He also added “Digitisation enables efficient utilisation of the spectrum bandwidth and enhances the capacity to carry channels on the cable. The consumers get a wider choice of channels, improved quality of content and added services and the states benefit from lowered incidence of evasion of taxes. Cable TV digitisation has also given a boost to the indigenous manufacturing of set top boxes (STBs) and it also results in skill development & employment generation in digital environment."

Rathore cited the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) report which estimated the growth of the industry at Rs 1660 billion in 2018 from Rs 1473 billion in 2017, while the figure stood at Rs 1026 billion in 2014.  

Indian M&E sector has not only seen investments from foreign behemoths only but from large domestic conglomerates. In addition to that, the current digital wave is boosting the growth faster.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/14/trai.jpg?itok=xNXxtKnA
TRAI directs broadcasters, DPOs to publish updated NTO 2.0 prices

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has asked broadcasters and distribution platform operators (DPOs) to take necessary steps to ensure a smooth rollout of the amended new tariff order from 1 March.

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/12/bhx.jpg?itok=N4iYeM7k
NTO 2.0: Bombay High Court adjourns case to 26 Feb

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court has adjourned the ongoing case between the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and broadcasters on the new tariff order (NTO) to 26 February. During the last hearing , no interim relief had been granted. Last time, the advocate for TRAI made a statement at the...

Regulators High Court
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/08/pra.jpg?itok=-sCCFJ19
No plan to levy 10% licence fee on b’casters, cable ops: I&B Min

MUMBAI: The Minister Of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar has made it clear in a parliamentary response that the ministry does not intend to add any sort of 10 per cent licence fee on broadcasters and cable operators in India. His response came for a question that asked if the minister...

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/04/mib.jpg?itok=xo6CjjVh
Budget 2020: I&B Ministry allocation raised by over Rs 310 crore this fiscal

MUMBAI: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her second budget announced Rs 4375.21 crore for the Ministry Of Information And Broadcasting (MIB) for the financial year 2020-21, Press Trust of India report said. The revised budget estimate for the last fiscal was Rs 4064.76 crore. The...

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/01/MIB_800.jpg?itok=d9Ye3tYc
I&B Ministry grants registration to 15 MSOs in Jan 2020

MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has published a document listing all the registered multi system operators (MSO) in the country. As per the document, there are 1630 registered MSOs in India as on 31 January 2020. Fifteen MSOs were granted registration in the month of...

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/01/31/tv.jpg?itok=m4a03QhI
Gujarat High Court accepts plea against TRAI NTO 2.0 amendments

The empire strikes back even as TRAI has been rubbishing news that NTO 2.0  is detrimental to the industry and will put the brakes on it. Despite repeated representations from different bodies, TRAI is sticking to its guns on imposing pricing regulations. Now the industry is fighting back.

Regulators High Court
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/01/30/bombayhighcourt.jpg?itok=nTDMSBc7
NTO 2.0 case: No interim relief granted, to be heard on 12 Feb

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court has listed the next hearing of the ongoing case between the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and broadcasters on the new tariff order (NTO) on 12 February. No interim relief has been granted yet which can be argued at the next hearing. It has also been...

Regulators High Court
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/01/29/election.jpg?itok=ij1wLUiI
Govt places embargo on publishing exit poll of Delhi Assembly election

MUMBAI: Amid the battle for power in the national capital, the Election Commission of India has banned all print or electronic media from showing exit poll of Delhi Assembly election between 8 am to 6.30 pm on 8 February 2020.

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/01/29/mib.jpg?itok=rEK2cvJr
I&B Ministry asks TV channels to follow Supreme Court orders in condemning lynching, mob violence

MUMBAI: The country has seen an alarming increase in the incidences of lynching in the last few years. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has once again sent out an advisory to TV channels to comply with the Supreme Court’s directions to electronic media to condemn lynching and mob...

Regulators I&B Ministry

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories