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Goldman Sachs to raise stake in Den Networks for Rs 142 cr

Global investment firm Goldman Sachs is increasing shareholding in cable TV service provider Den Networks to 24.9 per cent by picking up over 1.58 crore shares for Rs 142.43 crore via preferential allotment.

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.

Internet TV leads to more options, not viewing time

Internet TV leads to more options, not viewing time

 The option of watching television online may make the experience more pleasurable, but it will not influence the amount of time a person spends viewing TV, says a new study.

Complete transition to digital cable TV by 2016 end: TRAI

There will be complete transition to Digital Cable TV by next year end as the process of digitisation was in full swing, a senior Telecom Regulatory Authority of India official said Wednesday.

Jaitley stresses on importance of digitisation of cable TV sector

Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday emphasised the importance of digitisation of the cable TV sector to ensure better service, wider choice of content and transparency within the subscriber base.

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 releases recommendation on new DTH licensing regime

Under the new recommendation, the period of DTH licence would be increased from 10 years to 20 years, renewable by 10 years at a time.

Cable TV: TRAI extends deadline for filling CAF in 38 cities

The MSOs have also informed TRAI about the complexity and enormity involved in the task to get CAF for all subscribers in a short time.

TRAI to take up TV channels pricing issue

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Chairmam said that the present system was "broken" and it is getting fixed now.

No cable TV after June 25 if CAF is not submitted: Trai

Local cable TV operator will have to collect and submit form to MSO who provides signal feed to them.

GoM may discuss BSNL, MTNL entry into cable TV, broadcasting

A Group of Ministers is expected to consider a DoT proposal on Friday that may clear the way for state-owned telecom firms, BSNL and MTNL, to venture into cable TV and broadcasting services to help infuse life into the loss making companies.

Make sure minimum inconvenience caused to subscribers: Govt to MSOs

Twelve days after the deadline for the second phase of digitisation drive ended, the government Friday said it had asked multi-system operators not to cause "inconvenience" to viewers, indicating that it may not enforce total black-outs in areas where set top boxes could not be accessed.

Digitalisation drive: Delhi LCOs to observe 48 hrs black out

A section of cable operators today said they have decided not to provide service for 48 hours starting tonight to protest against digitalisation and government neglect.

'Delhi has achieved 100% installation of set top boxes'

Delhi government Friday claimed that the national capital has achieved 100 percent installation of set top boxes for smooth transition of cable TV service to digital addressable system from the analogue network.

TDSAT dismisses TV Vision's plea against TataSky

Broadcast tribunal TDSAT Friday dismissed the petition of TV Vision, promoters of the music channel 'Mastiii', seeking to direct Direct-to-Home operator TataSky to carry the channel on their platform.

Mumbai has highest percentage of digitization, Delhi 2nd

After the analogue television signal was switched off at midnight of October 31 in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, the I&B ministry Thursday claimed that Mumbai has the highest percentage of digitisation followed by Delhi with more than 100 percent coverage.

Govt to monitor prices of set top boxes: Varma

Having switched off analogue cable signals in the metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, the government is planning to monitor the implementation of digitised cable in the three cities and prices of set top boxes.

TV screens in 3 metros go blank; Chennai gets relief for 5 days

People watching various programmes faced a TV blackout when the clock struck 12.

Cable TV digitisation deadline ends, threat of blackout for some

The deadline set by Government for Cable TV digitisation in the four Metros ended Wednesday with the switchover reaching 94 percent and those who have not installed set top boxes (STB) faced the threat of a TV blackout from Thursday.

1 day left for digitisation deadline, 93% switchover

With a day left for cable TV digitisation deadline, the switchover in all the four metros Tuesday reached an overall 93 percent.