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HomeNewsCable News

Cable News (274)

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

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Saturday, 28 September 2013 13:27

Den Networks raises Rs 689 cr via pref shares

Cable television services firm Den Networks Ltd said on 27 September that it has raised Rs 689.67 crore from preferential share allotment to affiliates of the Goldman Sachs Inc.

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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.

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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.

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Saturday, 07 September 2013 13:19

PCMC removes overhead cables of TV, Internet

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.

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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:26

Hathway switch off adds to Sony's rating woes

Hathway Cable had taken Sony TV off the prime time band in the last few weeks. 

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:34

Arasu Cable TV gets additional MD

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.

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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.

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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.

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Saturday, 10 August 2013 13:19

Govt blocks cable TV channels Darjeeling

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 13:09

Cable TV blackout in Maharashtra postponed

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.

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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.

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