According to a report in ‘The Hindu’ the Chennai Corporation has commenced a drive to remove illegal cables on streetlights in the city.
In yet another landmark order, The Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has directed content aggregators SUN, ESPN and MSMD (SONY) to provide their TV channel signals to Noida Software Technology Park (NSTPL) promoted JAINHITS, the only satellite-based platform for the distribution of digital TV channels. NSTPL is currently the only distribution platform of TV channels that is providing advanced HITS services to consumers through local cable operators.
The Sikkim Krantikaari Morcha SKM party slammed the state authority for being muted in the matter related to the Television program transmission through cable media. SKM surged the report of Telecom regulatory Authority of India TRAI as well as made the Urban Development and Housing Department UD & HD letter public. SKM spur allegation that despite the TRAI regulation there has been a lexical violation related to the television program broadcasting over the cable network, as per the directives set by TRAI Regulatory Act on such cable medium (carrier) there is no provision made for carrying Political news or activity despite of those categories of TV program which are permissible under the norms. However statutory warning letter was made by the department in 2004 to one of the cable operator but the cable television pay no response, SKM alleges.
Siti Cable Network has reported total revenues of Rs 1,629.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 compared with Rs 1,039.8 million during corresponding quarter last fiscal, recording a growth of 57%. Operating profit (EBITDA) for Q2FY14 was Rs 329.8 million against Rs 189.3 million during corresponding quarter last fiscal.
The Netherland-based Exset B.V., pioneers of TV ecosystems for developing markets, has announced a close cooperation with Donex Industries Limited for manufacturing ‘Set Top Box’ (STB) for the Indian home cable market. Under the agreement reached between the management of both the Companies, Donex will manufacture STBs in synergy with Exset’s award winning Digital Monetization System (DMS).
Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has asked Cable Operators to pay Rs 25 for each electric pole a month for installing cable wires. Company had set a deadline of October 7 to clear the dues placing Cable Operators in difficult situation
STMicroelectronics a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a top player in ICs for digital TVs and set-top boxes (STB) announced that Hathway, a leading cable Multi-System Operator (MSO) in India with more than 6 million digital subscribers has chosen ST’s highly integrated systems-on-chips (SoC) to power two of its advanced high-definition (HD) set-top boxes. ST’s STiH273 (Palma) drives Hathway’s newest HD entry-level set-top box and the STi7141 forms the heart of the new-generation interactive, Multi-Tuner HD DVR set-top box.
Nepal's Cable TV Association Sunday banned screening of the inaugural episode of a Zee TV serial on the life of Buddha, opposing the claim that he was born in India.
Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) in the past one week has removed cable TV and Internet wires to the length of around 420 km that were hanging over street poles, roads and other municipal properties. Under the special drive, the authorities seized wires to the length of 250 km and cable owners voluntarily removed around 150-km wires.
Netherland-based Exset announced on 4 September that the availability of its award winning Digital Monetization Solution (DMS) for the Television Cable Operators of Uttarakhand.
Netherland-based Exset B.V. and Koffee Media launched a new drive and initiative which will help LCOs and MSOs to better monetize their digital platform.
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.