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.
MSM Discovery on 12th March had issued a disconnection notice to cable operators for non-payment of outstanding dues and for renewal of agreement.
MediaPro on 11th March had issued a disconnection notice to multi-system operator (MSOs) DEN Networks for non-payment of dues.
The dispute over payment of electricity pole charge has been resolved by the two opponents namely the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) and Greater Guwahati Cable TV Operators’ Association (GGCTOA) themselves.
JAINHITS, India’s only HITS Platform announced that it has successfully attained the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for its set top boxes. This certification is in line with the DeitY’s (Department of Electronics and Information Technology) recent mandate on compliance.
Hinduja Ventures Ltd (HVL) on 26th February has decided to invest Rs. 300 crore in IndusInd Media & Communication Ltd (IMCL). Earlier, the investment into IMCL has routed through Grant Investrade, HVL’s wholly owned subsidiary.
On 5th February Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TACTV) issued a note which states that the local cable operators (LCOs) and the multi-system operators (MSOs) should not charge more than Rs 70 from the subscribers, but many of the LCOs do not do the same. Besides, most LCOs charge more than the stipulated monthly subscription, according to several subscribers.
An emergency meeting has called by The Greater Guwahati Cable TV Operation Association (GGCTOA) on 22-2-2014 to discuss the crisis emerge out of the Bill of the pole utilization charged served by APDCL to GGCTOA. The Bill has been generated against GGCTOA from 5 circles of Guwahati APDCL amounting to 33,000 poles approximately with due date fixed on 26-2-14. The bill fails to specify the exact operator using the pole which is putting GGCTOA in an awkward situation to make payment of pole charges as per order of Hon'ble Gauhati High Court. The next hearing date is on 28-2-14, & non- payment of bills by GGCTOA shall amount to contempt of court. GGCTOA conveyed to APDCL this problem vide letter dated 14-2-14 & requested for operator wise break up of poles which till today has not been answered.
Siti Cable (subsidery of Zee TV/Essel media) had recorded 3.7 million subscribers at december 31st 2013. Revenue of Siti Cable had also grown by 42 per cent year-on-year, and moved EBITDA positive during the quarter-year.
Agra-based multi-system operator (MSO) Sea TV Network has gone into losses due to higher pay channel charges in the fiscal third-quarter.
DEN Networks notched a third-quarter operating profit of Rs. 91.95 crore (Rs. 919.5 million) from the cable TV business, up three per cent from the Rs. 89.43 crore (Rs. 894.3 million) it reported in the trailing quarter, amid a mild fall in carriage and activation revenues. A year earlier EBITDA was Rs. 63.63 crore (Rs. 636.3 million).
India’s leading Multi System Operator (MSO) Hathway Cable & Datacom Limited has recorded a jump of 52.1 per cent from Rs 234.78 crore in Q3-2014 from Rs 154.40 crore in Q3-2013 and up 6.7 per cent from Rs 220.28 crore in Q2-2013.