Television

Broadcasters not opposed to DTT, but want safeguards

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/10/19/DTT-800x800.jpg?itok=E4dehbCn

NEW DELHI: Views were sharply divided particularly on the issue of sharing infrastructure during an open house discussion today on a Consultation Paper on "Opening Up Digital Terrestrial Transmission" organised by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

However, broadcasting sector sources said that the stakeholders were in principle not opposed to opening up of digital terrestrial television (DTT). Around 40 stakeholders, a majority of them representing broadcasters, were present at the meet. Unlike previous OHDs held by TRAI, Prasar Bharati was also represented at this meet, since it is the only digital terrestrial transmission stakeholder in the country.

TRAI sources said the objective of the meet was to hear all points of view, though the sources added that the views were by the large the same as expressed in their comments to the paper, which are available on the TRAI website.

The paper by the TRAI was issued on 24 June 2016, about a year after Prasar Bharati – which is the only terrestrial broadcaster in the country – unanimously recommended that DTT should be opened up to the private channels. Apart from Prasar Bharati, several private channels have already responded to the paper, which was followed by a linked paper on sharing infrastructure issued on 21 September 2016.

In its response to the DTT paper, the pubcaster said even as it supports the move, it feels that the potential of available distribution options need to be critically analysed to fulfill their requirements (for example coverage, capacity, reception mode, and type of service etc).

The public broadcaster has also said that the terrestrial broadcast platform will be relevant in the long term if its usage offers veritable benefits to the broadcasters, the audiences and the society as a whole. Even in countries where cable, satellite or broadband hold a significant market share, terrestrial broadcasting is usually regarded as an essential, flexible and reliable way of delivering broadcast content to a mass audience.

In its response to 11 questions asked by TRAI in its Consultation Paper on 'Issues related to Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting in India,' the pubcaster says that the terrestrial platform must be digital to remain viable in the long term.

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar, who had told indiantelevision.com in an interview earlier that it had cleared DTT for the private sector more than a year ago, said at the recent Indian Digital Operators Summit (IDOS) in Goa that it was willing to give its infrastructure to the private TV and radio channels.

Also read:  Opening DTT to private sector; discussion planned

Also read:  IDOS 2016: Prasar Bharati could share infra with private players: Sircar

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/27/shemaroo.jpg?itok=d9M0oF7P
Shemaroo MarathiBana celebrates Marathi Language Day with special movie line-up

MUMBAI: On the occasion of Marathi Language Day, the recently-launched Marathi movie channel, Shemaroo MarathiBana will air popular Marathi movies like Chhatrapati Shasan, Por Bazaar, Bakula Namdev Ghotale, Ramchandra Purushottam Joshi, Asa Mi Tasa Mi and many more. The channel which promises to...

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/27/pavitra.jpg?itok=3ssH5B8A
Colors' new drama series 'Pavitra Bhagya' to premiere on 2 March

MUMBAI: Colors’ upcoming drama series, Pavitra Bhagya will premiere on 2 March. The show will highlight the complexities of three connected lives as they cross each other's path by the stroke of destiny. Produced by Balaji Telefilms, Pavitra Bhagya will air every Monday to Friday at 10 pm.

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/27/zee-carfe.jpg?itok=OFqorTPz
Witness the greatest show of all time – Penny Dreadful on Zee Café

MUMBAI: In ‘Penny Dreadful’ a frightening psychological thriller, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/27/dm.jpg?itok=SgXU2Crw
Music becomes top gainer in Chrome DM week 07 2020

Music has become the top gainer in week 07, 2020 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media data. The genre grew by 0.85 per cent. In this genre, MTV Beats channel gained the highest OTS with 93.2 per cent in HSM excluding

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/27/ipl.jpg?itok=js7AzRET
Sports, IPL and the game of advertising

Follow social conversations and you will be led to believe that it is politicians, Bollywood stars, movies, Indian fictional television shows and characters that create the most buzz online and offline. Clearly, fans are in abundance, and many go as far as to imitate their heroes and heroines on...

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/26/colorscineplex.jpg?itok=J3tyOiMX
Colors Cineplex to premiere Road Safety World Series on 7 March

MUMBAI: Colors Cineplex and VOOT is all set to bring Unacademy Road Safety Word Series.  The matches will be played in T20 format between India, Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and South Africa starting 7 March to 22 March 2020 in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune and will stream live on Colors...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/26/cnbc.jpg?itok=x8f0feVO
CNBC-TV18 announces fifteenth edition of India Business Leader Awards

MUMBAI: Network18’s English business news channel CNBC-TV18 is all set to launch the fifteenth edition of India Business Leader Awards (IBLA) under the theme of the event ‘Leaders of Change’. The objective of IBLA is to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the country’s most dynamic business...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/26/ipl.jpg?itok=U_Qkyviv
Star Sports launches #KhelBolega campaign around IPL 2020

MUMBAI: Amid the heightened social media chatter within fans, Star Sports along with the Board of Cricket Council of India launched Khel Bolega, a television commercial (TVC) ahead of IPL 2020. Khel Bolega indicates that the coming season will clearly end the response to all the chatter (#BolBakar...

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/02/26/kids.jpg?itok=gU0SgZXK
Mumbai got outdoors at the year's premier festival curated for kids

24th February 2020 Mumbai:  India’s largest festival for kids, Nickelodeon Windmill Festival, an initiative by Event Capital and Tribe Asia aimed at providing a wholesome experience for toddlers, pre-teens and parents which took place on 22nd and 23rd February 2020 at JioWorld Garden, BKC. The...

Television TV Channels Kids

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required