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ANTI-CAMCORDING PIRACY BILL
The Union Cabinet has approved the MIB's proposed amendments to the Cinematograph Act, to crack down on piracy using camcoders. The film industry has been demanding for a long time that the government ........

TRAI: SHOULD PAY BROADCASTERS CONTINUE TO CONTROL BARC?
Seeking industry views, TRAI has floated its consultation paper 'Review of Television Audience Measurement and Ratings in India,' inviting views & comments from the industry. ...........

TATA SKY TO SELL STAKE
Nearly three years after the Tata's failed attempt to list Tata Sky through an IPO, the DTH platform's financial investors want to cash in their chips through a stake sale.............

GSAT-31 LAUNCHED
On 6 February 2019, an Ariane 5 rocket sucessfully launched ISRO's latest communication satellite GSAT- 31. Arianespace has orbited 23 ISRO satellites to date..............

DD FREEDISH AUCTIONS 40 SLOTS
Free Dish offers 80 channels, including 23 DD channels, Rajya Sabha TV and Lok Sabha TV, FTA, MPEG-2. It is a FTA DTH service, funded by taxpayer's money, to deliver ........….....

RUSSIAN PAY-TV MARKET
Much like rest of the world, the Russian pay TV market has been declining. According to data from TMT Consulting, the market lost 3.2% of its subscribers, leaving it with 42.7 million Pay TV consumers..:..........

COURT REJECTS PIL FOR OTT REGULATION
On 8 February 2019, the Delhi High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Petition (PIL) that sought for framing of guidelines for the working of OTT platforms like Hotsar, Netflix & Amazon Prime Video. ........

INDIAN WIRED BROADBAND MARKET
TRAI has released its telecom market report for the quarter ending December 2018. The regulator continues to define a Broadband Connection, as a permanently active connection delivering at least 512 KBps. ..........


OTT CHEAPER THAN CATV & DTH
The New Tariff Order (NTO) has ushered in completely new pay channel prices for Cable TV & DTH, which is currently excessively regulated. However, OTT platforms remain unregulated. A quick (but limited to 17 Pay Channels) comparison shows Pay Channel ....................

USA: DTH LOOSING TO OTT
The report by The New York Post suggests DTH in the USA is dwindling at an alarmingly rapid rate, driven by the rapid ascent of cheap OTT streaming services from Netflix, Amazon,............

INTERNATIONAL BROADBAND CONSUMPTION
Broadband usage in Europe & USA continued to accelerate at similar paces throughout 2018, according to broadband industry ..............









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