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TRAI PLANS QoS AUDITS
TRAI advisor for Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Goa region Dr Sibichen K Mathew said that the regulator will soon commence QoS inspections & check all service aspects, ....

BUDGET 2015
Hope were sky high from all sections, for Budget 2015. Most trade bodies, including FICCI had presented the finance minister their wish list for sops. The 2015-16 budget had practically no sops.........

TDSAT CANCELS COMMERCIAL SUBSCRIBER TARIFF AMENDMENT
The TRAI has been the broadcast Regulator since January 2004. The TRAI has differentiated subscribers of broadcasting and cable TV services as. ......

VAT & CST ON SET TOP BOXES
There is some confusion as to what is rate of tax (VAT and CST) on Set Top Box after the government notification dated 26th June, 2014 categorizing Set Top Box as "part of telecommunication network". To clarify this one should understand how the VAT and CST rates of tax are determined........

ORTEL IPO SCRAPES THROUGH
Odisha based MSO - ORTEL Communications floated its IPO in early March. 90% of its Cable TV & Broadband customers are in Odisha and the rest spread across West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.....….....

HOME MINISTRY EXEMPTS MULTIPLE CHANNEL CLEARANCE
There are currently more than 150 TV channels awaiting their operational license, many of these for over 1 year. The I&B ministry has pleaded an inability to expedite most of these pending TV channel license applications, because ........

ETV REBRANDED COLORS
The ETV regional channels have been separated into News and entertainment channels. Up to 100% foreign equity is permitted in entertainment channels. To optimise sale of stake, and the 5 ETV entertainment channels - ETV Marathi, ETV Kannada, ETV Bangla, ETV Gujarati .....

AKSHAY KUMAR & KUNDRA'S SHOPPING CHANNEL
Actress Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra has joined hands with actor Akshay Kumar to launch Best Deal TV - a 24 hours shopping channel. The Free To Air channel launched on 18 March 2015. .......


BARC UNVEILS PRICING
The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) has been set up as a collaborative effort by Broadcasters to establish a more credible TV rating system, which is expected to launch in April 2015. .........









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