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TRAI to examine cross media ownership

Cross media ownership is to be scrutinized by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) following a request by the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry. "Major players ...


TRAI calls for interoperable DTH set-top boxes

Direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV operators should work towards the interoperability of set-top boxes, according to the chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Rahul ...


Hathway rides high on digital wave as TRAI looks into MSO monopolies

... during the ongoing digitisation of India's cable TV network. A consultation paper from the Telecoms Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) reveals that in the first two phases of nationwide digitisation, ...


Shatabdi on track for direct to train TV

Sports and entertainment shows will be watched by commuters on India’s Shatabdi trains, thanks to a new direct to home (DTH) satellite TV initiative by the railway operator. The TV service will reportedly ...


Dish TV offers live in-train services on Maharaja Express

Indian direct-to-Home (DTH) company Dish TV is now offering live TV on the luxury train Maharaja Express. The company is using Gilat mobile satellite antennas to enable live TV viewing on the move, ...


TRAI criticises Kolkata's delay in DAS implementation

Kolkata's cable TV operators have been reprimanded by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for their slow rate of conversion to digital addressable systems. A meeting held in the Indian ...


TRAI issues tariff orders for digital TV providers

... cable and direct-to-home (DTH) TV. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said in a statement that the prescription of a standard tariff package is also to ensure effective commercial interoperability. ...


TRAI claims 100% of phase II cable TV digitisation

The second phase of India's nationwide cable television digitisation programme is now 100% complete, according to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Around 12 million set-top ...


Den rolls out cable digitisation training to Indian LCOs

Cable TV digitisation training is being offered to affiliate partners of multi system operator (MSO) Den Networks in Delhi in conjunction with Ernst & Young, according to Indiantelevision.com. The ...


Around half India's DTH subscriptions are inactive, says TRAI

... to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Of the 784 licensed private satellite TV channels, 187 are now pay channels, the regulator also said in its quarterly performance indicators' report. ...


News Broadcasters ask Indian PM to restrain PCI's reach

... is the mandate he has under the Press Council Act and not to exceed his remit and to exercise restraint on commenting upon areas which are outside his jurisdiction," the letter reportedly said. The NBA ...


India's Information and Broadcasting ministry has asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to come up with measures to assess monopolies in the cable TV sector. Information and broadcasting ...


Digital TV tariff structure unveiled in India

The new tariff structure for India's digital cable TV services was announced by the broadcasting regulator TRAI on Monday (30 April), ahead of analogue switch off in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata ...


India’s DTH subscribers soar above 44 million

... Authority of India (Trai) has announced at the end of December 2011, 44.21 million private subscribers took services from the six private DTH operators in India, namely: Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun Direct, ...


India's DTH TV subscriber base tops 54.5MN

Subscribers to India's six private direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV providers have now reached 54.52 million, according to the latest figures issued by the Telecom Regulations Authority of India (TRAI). ...


Consultation promised on Indian regulator’s digital TV guidelines

... recommendations issued by the regulator last week. Multi system operators (MSOs) have largely welcomed the guidelines issued by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), however ...


Indian TV advertising faces new restrictions

... Authority of India (TRAI) has also stated the minimum gap between consecutive advertisement breaks must be of at least 15 minutes duration, or 30 minutes during film screenings on TV. In addition, TV ...


Broadcasters slam restrictions on TV ads

... is the major source of revenue for the Indian broadcasting industry, which now estimates losses of between 15 and 40% from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) move. "TRAI has ...


Indian regulator slammed for ‘legitimising’ high TV carriage fees

... i.e. the payment of steep 'carriage fees' by broadcasters. The NBA urges the government and TRAI to look into this malaise and correct it urgently," said Annie Joseph, secretary general, NBA. The Telecommunications ...


Consultation launched into pay-TV channel distribution in India

... the regulatory framework has been mooted by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), by adding provisions that clearly demarcate the role and responsibilities that can be assigned by broadcasters ...