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Entertainment, cable, DTH to attract lower taxes under GST

Entertainment, cable, DTH to attract lower taxes under GST

Taxation on entertainment, cable and DTH services shall come down under the Goods and Services Tax regime as the 'entertainment tax' levied by states has been subsumed in the GST, the government said on Tuesday.

Airtel arm launches Android-enabled set top box

Airtel arm launches Android-enabled set top box

Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of Bharti Airtel, on Wednesday launched an Android-enabled set top box (STB) that will allow consumers to watch online content on television besides regular satellite channels.

Trai proposes uniform broadcast inter-connect guidelines for transmission of TV channels

Trai proposes uniform broadcast inter-connect guidelines for transmission of TV channels

In a move to check arm-twisting practices and bring in more transparency in broadcasting business, regulator Trai today proposed uniform inter-connection guidelines for transmission of TV channels across all available platforms like cable, DTH and IPTV.

Miffed over PM Modi's plan to air radio programmes in Balochi, Pak bans Indian TV channels

Miffed over PM Modi's plan to air radio programmes in Balochi, Pak bans Indian TV channels

The PEMRA chairman said action against the dealers of Indian DTH would be launched with immediate effect.

Unused DTH STBs could be worth 750 mn USD: TRAI

Unused DTH STBs could be worth 750 mn USD: TRAI

Up to 30 million Set Top Boxes (STBs) of Direct to Home (DTH) operators worth nearly 750 million US Dollars may be lying unused in the country mainly because of non-interoperability, broadcasting sector regulator TRAI has said.

DTH players may get large share in last phase of digitisation

DTH players may get large share in last phase of digitisation

The direct-to-home players are expected to get a big share of the digitisation market in the phase IV areas as the fragmented market will not be profitable for cable operators, says rating agency ICRA

Govt mulls raising FDI cap to 100% in DTH, cable networks

Government is considering a proposal to raise FDI limits to 100 percent in broadcasting carriage and content services, including DTH and cable networks, aimed at attracting overseas investment and improve infrastructure.

DD seeks action against Tata Sky for not airing its channels

National Broadcaster Doordarshan has sought action against leading Direct to Home(DTH) operator Tata Sky for allegedly taking off 'DD Bharati' and some other channels from its platform, saying it was in violation of the norms.

DTH operators complain to HM about jammers disrupting service

Direct-to-Home (DTH) television operators have sought Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention to sort out the issue of alleged disruption of their services by local cable operators using jammers.

TRAI recommends extension of licence period for DTH operators

Broadcast regulator TRAI Wednesday recommended extension of licence period of direct-to-home (DTH) operators to 20 years, while proposing bringing down fees to 8 percent of the adjusted gross revenue.

Sun Direct opens 200 'Sunshine' customer service centres

Chennai Sun Direct, DTH player of the Kalanithi Maran-owned Sun Group, has launched 200 'sunshine centres' in South India aimed at providing end-to-end services to customers.

TRAI to recommend renewal procedure for DTH licences

Broadcast regulator TRAI has initiated a consultation process to suggest guidelines for renewal of Direct to Home (DTH) licences after the I&B Ministry wrote to it seeking recommendations.

TRAI notifies tariff order for digital cable, DTH

Come January, multi system and DTH operators will have to ensure that a la carte rate of a pay channel should not be more than twice the price at which it is offered wholesale.

Indian DTH market revenue to cross $5 bn by 2020: Study

The Indian DTH industry is estimated to have clocked a revenue of about USD 1.5 billion in 2012.

Govt seeks fresh TRAI recommendations on cross media ownership

Sources said that I&B Secretary Uday Kumar Varma has written to new TRAI chairman Rahul Khullar on May 16 in this regard.

Exset bets big on cable digitisation in India

Amsterdam-based Exset is keen on partnering cable operators to set up a venture in Headend in the Sky (HITS), which provides digitally compressed programming via satellite, to tap the multi-crore digitization opportunity in the country.