Tag Archives: TRAI

INBA accuses Republic TVs to use dual slot

Indian News Broadcast association (INBA) has filed a complaint against Arnab Goswamis Republic TV to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) accusing the newly MSO licenced channel to use dual slots on cable TV to boost viewership. This technique is nothing new it has been used countless time before in order to drive up [...]

TRAI still waiting for Star RIO

A new development in the legal battle between Star India and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). While the 21th century owned company asked for 10 more days to publish its reference interconnection offers (RIO) Sony Picture Networks India and ZEE have both given their RIO to the regulatory body. They now join the [...]

Legal battle over tarification in India is still raging

Star the Indian media and entrainment company owned by 21th Century Fox is still on a full out war with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India about the new tariff regulation. The firm asked the commission 10 more days to publish its RIO which was due on May the 2nd. The grand majority of broadcaster [...]

Broadcasters in India need to publish RIO

The Madras High Court refuse to grant stay on Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)s tariff offer, Star India asked for an early plea which the Supreme Court denied. Thus broadcasters will have to publish their reference interconnect offer (RIO) rate of their channels. The fight between the TRAIs tariff, interconnection regulation and Star India [...]

Total DTH subscriber base in India increased by 3.36% to reach 94.61 million

As per data provided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for the JulySeptember quarter, the total DTH subscriber base increased 3.36% to 94.61 million from 91.53 million in the previous quarter. Inactive direct-to-home (DTH) subscribers grew by 5.41% to 32.71 million compared to 31.03 million in the earlier quarter. The total active subscriber [...]

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 [...]

TRAI to review tariff for TV services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a consultation paper on tariff issues related to TV services. This has been done in view of new trends in content distribution like OTT, online streaming, IPTV, DTH and cable TV etc. Written comments from stakeholders are required by the 4th March 2016 and counter-comments by [...]

TRAI makes interconnect contracts compulsory between MSOs and broadcasters

Following the release of the Telecommunication Interconnection Amendments Regulation 2016, the Government of India said that it was mandatory for the broadcaster of pay channels to enter into written interconnection agreement (ICA) for retransmission of its pay channels irrespective of whether subscription fee is paid by the MSO to the broadcaster. Through this amendment, the [...]

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 [...]