JAINHITS, India’s first and only HITS based Direct to Network (DTN) service has recently launched a scheme ‘Go Digital’ to deliver digitized content across any type of terrain anywhere in India. JAINHITS technology in partnership with Motorola (now ARRIS) and IntelSat offers a unique proposition to the LCOs (local cable operators)- of an overnight plug and play digitization solution that comes for an investment as low as Rs. 4.99 lakhs only. This makes them fulfill TRAI guideline requirements of All India digitization by 31st Dec 2014.
Kolkatta cable operators have organised a protest march against the Regulation / Directive formulated by the Union Government for cable Industry 25th April.
Kerala Cable Operators on 25th April had announced that they have decided to go on indefinite Hunger Strike from the 29th of April 2014 in front of the State Secretariat with following agenda.
India’s leading multi-system operators (MSOs) Digicable has agreed to clear its dues to Sun TV Network’s Distribution arm Sun Distribution Services in three instalments.
Following suggestion made by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), Sports broadcaster Star Sports and multi-system operator (MSO) Hathway Cable & Datacom have decided to resolve their commercial dispute through mediation.
With the deadline for the third and fourth phases of cable television digitisation set for the end of this year, SITI Cable said it would look only at profitable growth.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has banned bundling of channels from more than one broadcaster by channel aggregators through its regulation namely, Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Service (Fourth) (Addressable System) Tariff (Third Amendment) Order 2014.The first and the biggest impact of this regulation already visible now within two months of its notification. Star Den and Zee Turner on 11th April have decided to split their three years old distribution joint venture Media Pro Enterprises that was created just before Digitalisation came into force.
Raheja group owned multi-system operator Hathway has removed signals of channels of the global sport broadcaster Star Sport from its regular packages.
J Jayalalithaa, chief of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on 08th April has released it manifesto for the upcoming general election. In its manifesto she has promised to allow the state government to provide cable TV service.
Although dark period is going on, in media & entertainment industry, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) and Hathway Cable & Datacom were busy collecting gains following the bulk deals recorded on their counters.
Asianet on 2nd April has announced that it has selected Cisco to deploy DOCSIS 3.0, a next-generation cable broadband network that is a key component of the Cisco® IP NGN architecture. This technology increases upstream and downstream speeds to Asianet broadband customers by offering speeds of up to 300 Mbps per subscriber. DOCSIS 3.0 will help Asianet to achieve ultra-high speeds and will help enable the multi-service operator (MSO) to deliver more content over existing networks. The deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 will also allow Asianet to offer broadband services with bandwidth far superior to that of mobile Internet service providers.
Hathway Cable & Datacom
With the great result in Mumbai and Pune, multi-system operator (MSO) Hathway Cable & Datacom on 26th March has launched 50mbps broadband service on its Docsis 3.0 ultra high speed network in Bengaluru.
Hathway Cable & Datacom on 26th March has brought its high-definition (HD) service in Bengaluru & Mysore.
India’s only Headend-in-the-sky (HITS) service provider JAINHITS is planning to install over 3,000 mini downlink headends across 640 districts in India by the end of 2014.
JAINHITS, India’s first and only HITS based Direct to Network (DTN) service attracted a large number of local cable operators (LCOs) across the states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana at its first ever tri state business meet in Simla. The satellite based solution for digitization of cable service was an instant hit with the operators. The meeting was held on 21st march 2014.
New Delhi, 24 March 2014: Nation’s two prestigious Cable TV Associations- National Cable and Telecommunication Association (NCTA) and Cable Operators Federation of India (COFI) have jointly approached various political parties who are in the fray to form the government at centre after the Lok Sabha elections in April-May 2014 to look after the interests of millions of cable TV viewers who are being forced to adopt a digital technology by the present Government spending Rs 1500-2000 on a set top box for each TV and pay more than double of their present bill every month for cable TV services. Also Associations have requested the political leaders to protect the livelihood of more than 60000 cable operators and about 2 million people working in these networks whose business is in danger because unfair regulations in the name of Public Interest.