Thursday, 1 August 2013

August 2013

01/8/13 --
Finolex Cables, India’s largest and leading manufacturer of electrical and communication cables recently announced its entry into Patna.

30/8/13
The income tax department in Kolkata raided some MSOs and issued summons to more than 350 cable operators in the last week of August.
30/8/13
TDSAT has stayed the implementation of the ad-cap regulation, which make it compulsory for broadcasters to limit total advertising in a clock hour to 12 minutes, till the next date of hearing on 11 November, 2013.
27/8/13
TRAI takes Broadcasters to court over non compliance of 12 min ad cap rule.
27/8/13
On request of the stakeholders, the last date for receipt of written comments on TRAI consultation on TV Channel distribution has been extended up to 03.09.2013. Subsequently, an Open House Discussion (OHD), on the issues dealt with in the consultation paper, will be held at Delhi on12.09.2013.
26/8/13
Zee TV network launched another general entertainment channel, Zee Anmol.
23/8/13
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released its recommendations on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limits and approval routes for various segments of the broadcasting sector.
23/8/13
The Madurai bench of the Madras high court has ordered notices be issued to the managing director of Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TNACTVC) and the special tahsildhar, Karur, on a public interest litigation seeking direction to recover carriage fee dues payable to TNACTVC by three private televisions channels.
22/8/13
NBA welcome the recent statements of Manish Tewari that news channels must get an extension on the 12 minutes ad-cap.
22/8/13
Cable operators from Gujarat organized a meeting in Rajkot to discuss the outcome of DAS in present scenario.
18/8/13
ZEEL has launched a premium TV channel for movies in India. Called &pictures, it is an interactive Hindi movie channel.
16/8/13
The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) has ask Big CBS Love to pay a fine for "airing obscene content". While it has to pay 10 lakh, BIG CBS Spark has been asked to pay a fine of 2.5 lakh.
15/8/13
Manoranjan TV enter the Hindi music space with a new music channel, Manoranjan Music. The free to air channel is on air.
15/8/13
Cable operators from Gujarat and Mumbai met at Rang Sharda, Mumbai  to discuss & plan their future strategy.
13/8/13
A total of 29,782 direct-to-home boxes are set to receive Doordarshan’s free-to-air DD Direct Plus, including 20,397 in hilly areas of HP, which have been provided by the government to 16 states where terrestrial signals are not easily available.
09/8/13
In a bid to curb tension in the troubled hill district, authorities blocked airing of news by three local cable TV operators even as the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha-sponsored "indefinite bandh" entered the seventh day.
08/8/13
The Union Cabinet approved the proposal for establishing a ‘New Media Wing’  that will address the communication and dissemination requirements of the government on social media.
08/8/13
Third Road Show of BARC was held in Kolkata.
08/8/13
The new Marathi channel ‘Maiboli’ was launched. The channel is a product of the SAB group.
08/8/13
I&B minister Manish Tewari said in Lok Sabha, "Permissions of 71 channels have been cancelled till date due to reasons of non operationalisation, non submission of PBG (Performance Bank Guarantee) or surrender of permission.”
08/8/13
About 1.8 crore set top boxes (STBs) have been installed in 38 cities in the second phase of digitization. According to data given by the I&B minister Manish Tewari to the Lok Sabha, a total of 1.3 STBs have been installed in cable television homes, while the rest are DTH households.
06/8/13
The Kushaiguda police of Andhra Pradesg registered a case against the Telugu news channel Zee 24 Gantalu following the directions of a local court.
06/8/13
The total foreign direct investment inflows between April 2010 to May 2013 into the country in the sector of information and broadcasting (including print and media) was Rs 7,965.34 crore.
06/8/13
TRAI released a consultation paper on Distribution of TV Channels from Broadcasters to Platform Operators, seeking response from stake holders by 27 August.
05/8/13
Kiran, the popular Malayalam music channel from Sun Group’s stable, has been re-packaged and re-launched as a full-fledged movie channel.
02/8/13
Kanwar Sandhu, senior journalist and managing editor of Day and Night News, resigned, closing down the three-year-old multilingual channel due to financial problems caused by the machinations of a “powerful political entity in Punjab.”
02/8/13
The Netherland-based Exset B.V. and Patna-based Signum Digital Networks Private Limited (Signum) have entered into an agreement to introduce the award winning Digital Monetisation System (DMS) platform to deliver path breaking service and the next generation content protection system to the end users.
01/8/13
TRAI issued a deadline of August 23rd for submission of Consumer Application Forms (CAF) with details about choice of channels subscribed by the consumer. 02/08/13 TRAI held a  meeting with MSOs operating in Mumbai and Kolkata, a decision has been taken that the time for carrots is over, now one needs to use the stick to get customers to get moving on their CAFs.
01/8/13
Finolex Cables, India’s largest and leading manufacturer of electrical and communication cables recently announced its entry into Patna.
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/3184-august-2013.html

Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/3184-august-2013.html

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