Large cable operators Hathway and Gujarat Telelink have stopped airing a bouquet of channels,which include Colors and MTV, in 10-12 cities across Gujarat, Maharasthra, Rajasthan, Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, affecting nearly 75 lakh TV viewers.
With aim to capitalize on the digitisation regime, cable television service provider Siti Cable Network said that, ‘We need to invest in upgrading the digital infrastructure further and enter into newer strategic markets.”
Bolstered by the momentum of the DAS (Digital Addressable System) mandate, SITI Cable has seamlessly installed about 2.5 million Set-top-Boxes (STBs) in its markets. In DAS Phase-I cities it has about 2 million and in Phase-II about 0.5 million digital cable subscriber in the cities.
Advancement in technology helps every sector to grow faster but now it will be another cause behind the social service too.
Cisco, which acquired NDS, has won a significant standard definition (SD) set-top box business in India for the quarter ending January, benefitting fr0m India's move towards mandatory digitisation.
A cable television operator, who had attacked a special tahsildar last month, was detained under the Goondas Act.
In order to garner domestic funding for the sector, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in its pre-budget 2013 memorandum has asked for infrastructure status to be given to the cable sector.
Stating that both DTH and cable services are reeling under the 'heavy burden' of multiple taxation and levies, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in its pre-budget 2013 memorandum has asked for the taxation structure to be rationalized. This will help ensure proper growth and development of the entertainment sector, said FICCI.
Coimbatore and Tirupur were the two districts that helped the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation earn more, said K. Radhakrishnan, the Corporation Chairman.
Mizoram Consumers Union here expressed concern over the hike in cable tariffs implemented by Mizoram Cable TV Operators & Distributors Association (MICODA).
Siti Cable Network has recorded a 30 per cent growth in its consolidated total revenues for the third quarter ended December 31, 2012 at Rs 1,247.1 million, as compared to Rs 957.1 million during corresponding quarter last fiscal.
Cable distribution firm Ortel Communications Ltd (OCL) said on 30 January it has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with market regulator SEBI for an initial public offering (IPO) to raise over Rs 100 crore.
Dainik Bhaskar Group has exited the cable TV business ahead of digitisation, selling its 49 per cent stake to joint venture partner Hathway Cable & Datacom.
Sameer Manchanda-promoted leading multi-system-operator (MSO) DEN Networks has posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 17.18 crore for quarter ended December 31, 2012. The profit has increased by 10% compared to Rs 15.59 crore in the trailing quarter.
India's leading cable multi-system operator (MSO) InCablenet has deployed Entropic's set top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology, the CX2448x.
The Netherland-based Exset BV (Exset) and Delhi-based Surbhi Broadband have entered into a strategic technology and business partnership to provide world-class, cost-effective solutions to small and medium-sized cable TV operators in India.