Tag Archives: TRAI

Trai creates online form to track LCOs

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has created an online form to keep a track of local cable operators under the Digital Addressable System Phase III. The third leg of DAS is underway, with the deadline on 31 December, 2015. About 60,000 LCOs run cable TV systems in India. Trai now wants to establish a [...]

Trai to conduct meeting between Maharashtra MSOs and LCOs

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said that it would be organising a meeting between Multi-System cable operators and Local cable operators of Maharashtra. The meeting will be conducted as per the directive issued by the Bombay High Court. Maharashtra -based MSOs and LCOs have been fighting over interconnect agreements. The telecom watchdog will [...]

Trai proposes new tariff order for a-la carte channels

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has released a new tariff order to reduce the cost of a-la carte channels. The regulator has proposed that TV service providers should limit discounts on the bouquets to 66% compared to the sum of the a-la carte channels. The new tariff order aims at reducing the cost that [...]

Broadcasters move TDSAT against Trai’s commercial subscriber tariff order

Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) along with Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. and Multi Screen Media has filed a petition with the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), challenging Trais tariff orders for addressable and non-addressable systems. Broadcasters want a stay on the Telecom Regulatory Authority of Indias tariff orders. The Tribunal admitted the petitions on [...]

Broadcasters to move TDSAT against new tariff order for commercial users

Broadcasters are planning to move TDSAT against the new tariff order for commercial subscriber, which was recently issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. The regulator has defined commercial subscriber as the one who charge their clients separately to use TV services. Broadcasters say that the definition of commercial users laid down by TRAI [...]

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 [...]

Trai should protect the interests of domestic users: broadcasters say

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India should protect interests of domestic consumers rather than five star hotels, said members of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held an open house discussion in Delhi on 18 August to get broadcasters viewpoint on changes in tariff plans. According to the new order, Trai [...]

Wholesale Tariff revision: SC stays Trai’s directive

The Supreme Court has stayed the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India or Trais directive on wholesale tariff revision. The regulator has been asked to not put its order into effect until the next hearing. The stay is bound to cause embarrassment for the telecom watchdog. Trai had released a statement yesterday, asking the broadcasters to [...]

Trai schedules meeting with MSOs, broadcasters to resolve interconnect issues

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has scheduled a meeting with multi system operators and broadcasters to resolve interconnection issues. The deadline for the phase III digital addressable system is December, 2015, however, MSOs are yet to sign interconnect deals with broadcasters. Telecom watchdog, Trai, is now intervening between the companies to resolve the disputes [...]

Trai releases guidelines for MSOs, LCOs under Digital TV drive

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has published Dos and Donts for multi-system operators and local cable operators under the digital addressable systems (DAS) programme. The list is expected to improve the efficiency of the TV digitisation project. Trais guidelines seem to a come a little late as India is already gearing up for Phase [...]