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45 DAY NOTICE BY SPORTS BROADCASTERS
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has directed all Indian sports broadcasters to notify Prasar Bharti about sporting events of national importance 45 days before the event kicks-off. ........

LAW CHANGE TO ENSURE SPORTS FEED?
More than a decade ago, the government issued 'The Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Act, 2007' to ensure that all sports events of 'national importance' were viewed by all citizens of the country, free, via Doordarshan...........

SUPREME COURT APPROVES TRAI TARIFF ORDER
On 30 October 2018, the Supreme Court rejected STAR India & Vijay Television's appeal against the Madras High Court's decision in favour of the TRAI tariff order. This ends a long and contentious battle where the TRAI's basic regulatory authority itself ...........

JIO BUYS HATHWAY & DEN
In one swift move, Mukesh Ambaniâ's Reliance Industries paid ₹ 5,230 Crores to buy majority stake in India's 2 major cable TV & broadband companies: .............

MIB TO RESTART ISSUE OF DAS MSO LICENSES
For the past 19 months, the I&B ministry has not issued a Single DAS MSO license! This is in complete contradiction to the MIB's stated mission to improve Digitisation roll-out. An RTI query revealed that 91 DAS applications were pending, each with an application fee of ₹ 1 Lakh.......….....

COMPULSORY CERTIFICATION OF CATV & BROADBAND PRODUCTS
In 2017, the government issued a notification, making it compulsory for a wide range of products imported or sold in India, be tested & certified. The compulsory testing certification of such a large variety of products will create a strain on the testing labs, and inconvenience and or delay their import and sale..........

TRAI TO BE RENAMED DCRAI
Speaking at the annual general meeting of the telecom infrastructure body (TAIPA), Telecom minister Manoj Sinha declared that the government has decided to rename the Telecom.........

DTH GROWTH SLUMPS
According to TRAI's data, the growth in DTH subscribers during Jan to June 2018 has been the worst in the past 5.5 years! The regulator's data simply reports figures submitted to it by DTH platforms, without.........


SUBSCRIPTION VIDEO ON DEMAND REPORT
With live (linear) television viewing being supplemented and even replaced by OTT and Video On Demand, Digital TV Research has released its forecast for the Global Subscription based Video On Demand (SVoD) market...................

POOR VIDEO STREAMING IN INDIA
A first-of-its-kind measurement in the mobile industry, OpenSignal's video experience metric was derived from an International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-based approach for measuring video quality...........

IMPORT DUTY DOUBLED ON TELECOM EQUIPMENT
With effect from 12 October 2018, the government doubled the Basic Customs Duty on select telecom equipment. Basic Customs Duty has been ..............









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