Tag Archives: MSO

Sony BBC Earth brings 19 hours of content weekly in India

Sony BBC Earth, the channel resulting from the joint venture between Sony Pictures networks India (SPN) and BBC Worldwide will soon be launched this month and will be providing 19 hours of original programming weekly. To be accessible across all major DTH platforms and MSOs, in four languages (English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu), the channel [...]

Hathway sets new service, Hathway Special

Hathway Cable & Datacom, the national cable TV MSO of India, has introduced Hathway Special, an ad-free value-added service for its subscribers in India. The new service will be offered for a free preview for a period of 30 day, beginning on February 9. Hathway Special will include offers spanning across genres including blockbusters, music [...]

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 [...]

MIB grants 27 provisional licences to multi-system operators

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting or MIB has granted 27 new provisional licenses and three permanent licenses for multi system operators (MSOs). The licence owners can now expand their operations in areas being covered under the third and fourth leg of the digital addressable system (DAS). Government of India has maintained that the deadline [...]

Trai asks broadcasters, MSOs to quicken interconnection agreements

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has urged multi-system operators and broadcasters to quicken the process for content agreements. Deadline for the third phase of digital addressable system or DAS is just four months away, however, broadcasters and cable Tv companies are yet to sign the interconnection deals. The regulator now wants a status report [...]

MIB approves 33 provisional Multi-System Operator licences

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has approved one permanent and 33 provisional multi-system operator licences. Valarr Gokkulam from Coimbatore won the permanent MSO licence while OM Systems from Madhya Pradesh and Sanny Digital Communications from Telangana received nod for provisional permits. The approvals are expected to accelerate work on in regions that are being covered [...]

Home Ministry to relax security guidelines for MSOs

The government is planning to scarp national security clearance for multi-system operators. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the process for national security clearance has already been streamlined for the media sector. The reforms in the licence approval is aimed at meeting national security concerns while still making it easier for companies to invest [...]

Government grants six new permanent MSO licences

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting or MIB has approved six new permanent licences to multi system operators (MSOs). Around 33 companies have even received provisional licences in digital addressable system Phase III areas. Deadline for the third leg of TV digitisation programme in India is 31 December, 2015. The number of registered MSOs for [...]

MSO lobby body urges government to cut 8% AGR on cable TV broadband

Multi- system operators have asked the government to remove 8% adjusted gross revenue on cable TV broadband operations. MSOs are using their last-mile connectivity to provide internet services. The companies also want the government to support MSOs for right of way and protection of infrastructure laid on ground. All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) recently [...]