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DAS deadline extension rejected by the Government of India

The decision has been taken by the government today, assuring the public that the extension date for the deadline of the final phase of digital addressable systems for cable TV in India, has been rejected. The final date will thus not be extended further than March 31, 2017. According to Rajyavardhan Rathore, the Minister of [...]

DEN Networks ARPU grew by 11% in Phase I

DEN Network, the multiple system operator in India, has seen its ARPU (average revenue per user) grow by 11% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) in Phase I. The net realization from cable TV subscription billing in the fiscal third quarter has been improved. In Phase II, its ARPU has grown by 6% and 23% in Phase III areas [...]

TRAI reveals draft tariff order for DAS

The draft tariff order has been revealed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for digital addressable system (DAS) platforms. It proposes a number of measures aiming at consumer protection alongside the growth of the industry. The draft tariff order is mainly to assure transparency and non-discrimination. According to the order, broadcasters will have [...]

South India gets new MSO with triple play services

Sunny Digital Home Entertainment Pvt Ltd who is a DAS registered MSO launched its triple play services today in South India. The new MSO will offer multi-screen, multi-service & app-based access to a world of content and services as seen in developed markets. The companys satellite-based solution allows it to reach the remotest parts of [...]

Government in India claim success for Phase III digital switchover

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) of India revealed that the third phase rollout of Digital Addressable System (DAS) as “very positive” with over 75 per cent seeding of digital set-top-boxes (STBs). The task force of MIB noted that most of the notified urban areas had been seeded with STBs except only around 400 [...]

MIB clears 25 multi-system operator licences

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has granted 25 multi-system operators licences. The latest approvals take total number of MSOs in the country to over 190. The Ministry has quicken the pace of MSO registrations to meet the the deadline for Phase III of digital addressable system (DAS). The biggest name among the MSOs that [...]

MIB to issue provisional registration to multi-system operators

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has announced that it is giving Multi-system operators provisional licences. According to MIB, the provisional licences will only be given to applicants who have no history of convictions and to those who have passed earlier security clearances. MSOs, whose subsidiaries or parent companies have been denied security nod, will also [...]

DAS Task Force gets new members

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced that new members have been added to the Digital Addressable System Task Force. One additional member from News Broadcasters Association (NBA). Noida Technology Software Park Ltd (NSTPL) and Indian Broadcasting Federation (IBF) have been added to HITS operators. Also, a member from MSOs such as DEN Networks, Siti [...]

MSOs waiting for licences ahead of DAS Phase III deadline

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) says that it has received as many as 850 multi-system operator (MSO) licence applications in areas with digital TV rollout. As of April 2015, the government has cleared 169 applications while 28 permits have been cancelled, reports Television Post. We have issued few more licences after that but there [...]

DAS Phase III: MIB releases list of urban areas under cable TV digitisation

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has released a list of urban areas under Phase III of digital addressable system. The list was prepared using 2011 census and information provided by all stakeholders. Cable TV providers and Direct-to-Home service companies are eagerly awaiting rollout of Phase III cable TV digitisation programme. Around 38.78 million urban TV [...]