The state government on 27 August directed Dr J. Kumaragurubaran, director of information and public relations and ex-officio joint secretary to government, Tamil development & information department, to hold full additional charge of the post of managing director of TN Arasu Cable TV Corporation.
A clutch of funds managed by Steadview Capital will pick up shares worth roughly Rs 100 crore in Hathway Cable and Datacom through the preferential allotment route.
Turner International India has announced the launch of HBO Defined and HBO Hits on two of the country's leading digital cable platforms, Hathway and GTPL. With this HBO's two premium advertising-free movie channels will be available to digital cable subscribers for the first time.
In a bid to curb tension in the troubled hill district, authorities on 9 August blocked the airing of news by three local cable TV operators even as the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha-sponsored “indefinite bandh” entered the seventh day.
In a bid to curb tension in the troubled hill district, authorities on 9 August blocked airing of news by three local cable TV operators even as the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha-sponsored “indefinite bandh” entered the seventh day.
Siti Cable Network has recorded total revenues of Rs 1442.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. This was a growth of 27 per cent as compared to Rs 1135.0 million during the corresponding quarter last fiscal. Operating profit (EBITDA) stood at Rs 311.8 million as compared to Rs 277.4 million during the corresponding quarter last fiscal.
Technicolor India said on 31 July it has bagged a contract to supply one lakh set-top boxes and a similar number of high speed Internet modems to multi system operator Hathway for an undisclosed amount.
Cable broadband company Hathway Broadband Internet has tied up with DLink to offer high speed WiFi routers bundled in the market under the “WiFi Broadband Homes" initiative. Through this, existing and new customers of Hathway Broadband across the country can convert their wired homes into “WiFi Broadband homes “with speed of upto 15Mbps.
Admitting that the data available with the government on the number of cable TV connections in Puducherry was wrong, Chief Minister N. Rangasamy on 19 July said that step would be taken to arrive at the correct number. Intervening in the debate over the question raised by Omsakthi Sekar (AIADMK) in the Puducherry Assembly on collection of long pending arrears of entertainment tax from the cable TV operators, the Chief Minister said that he agreed with the contention of members that there was a difference between the numbers of cable TV connections in the government books and actual numbers.
Technicolor announced that it has been awarded two contracts from Hathway, India's leading cable broadband service provider, for MediaAccess gateways and MediaPlay set-top boxes.
Cable operators of Maharashtra have postpones their decision to blackout news channels in protest of a high entertainment tax levied per STB. The state of Maharashtra was to see a blackout of all news channels- Hindi, English and Marathi- from 15 July by all TV cable operators as a sign of protest in case the entertainment tax levied on them was not reduced. But that has not happened.
In Nagpur, two major cable operators UCN and In-Cable Network approached the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court challenging Government Resolutions (GR) of February 7, March 7 and an additional collector's order of June 7 regarding entertainment duty and taxes on the distribution of set top boxes.
The Netherland-based Exset B.V. and Satna (Madhya Pradesh)- based MBAMP Cable have entered into an agreement to introduce CAS and the award winning Digital Monetisation System (DMS) platform to deliver path breaking service and the next generation content protection system to the end users.
Not even a single CAF form has been submitted to government in Nagpur, a Phase –II city in Maharashtra. If your consumer application form (CAF) is not submitted to revenue department before July 10, TRAI will direct the multi-system operator (MSO) like UCN, BCN, GTPL, etc. to disable your set top box (STB). If the MSO doesn't disable your STB action will be taken against it.
The Netherland-based Exset B.V. and Patna-based Darsh Digital Network Pvt. Ltd. (Darsh Cable) have entered into an agreement to introduce the award winning Digital Monetisation System (DMS) platform to deliver path breaking service and the next generation content protection system to the end users.
Ten Sports channels comprising of TEN Sports, TEN Action, TEN Cricket, TEN Golf and TEN HD will now be available on Hathway Cable and Datacom. Both the companies have reached an agreement in this regard. Ten Sports Channels will be available for Hathway subscribers in DAS and Non-DAS areas in all the major cities and towns.
(As part of its strategy for transitioning pay-TV subscribers and securing new service offerings on digital platforms, Bhagyanagar Digital Services a Cable Operator Consortium in Hyderabad has selected Conax to deliver its cable TV operators with a content security (CAS) solution.
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.”