Tuesday, 1 October 2013

October 2013

01/10/13 --
Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT), welcomed government’s decision to extend the deadline of “Requirement for Compulsory Registration Order 2012” by three months. The new deadline for the mandatory BIS certification is January 3, 2014.


31/10/13
TDSAT adjourn hearing on 10+2 Ad cap. The next hearing is 11th November.
30/10/13

'MediaWatch-India' moves TDSAT against TRAI's amended ad regulations dropping provisions relating to 'part-screen' & loud commercials in TV channels.
29/10/13
COFI President Mrs Roop Sharma met I&B Minister Manish Tewari along with a delegation of Cable Operators from Maharastra, Gujarat and Delhi.
24/10/13
AajTak won the Best Hindi News Channel Award at the Indian Television Academy Awards 2013. This is the 13th year in a row that the channel has won the top honour at the prestigious ceremony.
22/10/13
The Parliamentary Standing Committee for IT held its first meeting in Mumbai to review the implementation of digitalization.
22/10/13
Cyber Optic a Hyderabad based organized a event titled The New Digital Broadcast Era- Who can make money & how at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. Mrs Roop Sharma COFI President attended the event as one of the panelist.
18/10/13
Frost & Sullivan's "Digital Media India Summit"  held at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. Mrs Roop Sharma, COFI President attended the meet.
17/10/13
COFI President Mrs Roop Sharma along with a delegation of Gujarat Cable Operators led by President Pramod Pandya also met Information & Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari and hand over a memorandum on their problem faced in mandatory digitalization & unfair regulations.
17/10/13
COFI President Mrs Roop Sharma along with a delegation of Gujarat Cable Operators led by President Pramod Pandya met Ahmed Patel, Political Secretary of UPA Chairman Mrs Sonia Gandhi and appraised him about the problem faced by LCOs in mandatory digitalization.
15/10/13
A delegation led by COFI President Mrs Roop Sharma along with Independent MSos and LCOs met Rao Inderjit Singh Chairman, Standing Committee of Information Technology of Lok Sabha and appraised him of the situation of mandatory digitalization. Present were Ravi Gupta, Mani Oberoi, Gaurav Gupta, Jasbir Singh, Gogi and Rakesh Dabbas.
13/10/13
Media agencies will wait for the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) order on Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) ad cap regulation before negotiating with broadcasters on rates.
13/10/13
Aalami Sahara urdu channel from Sahara group became Aalami Samay.
06/10/13
Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has asked Cable Operators to pay Rs 25 for each electric pole a month for installing cable wires. Company had set a deadline of October 7 to clear the dues placing Cable Operators in difficult situation.
05/10/13
From today 7:00 am onward, the Hindi news space will see one more channel going live. Named Jia News, after channel chairman Rohan Jagdale’s daughter, the channel, whose slogan reads: ‘Ehsaas Badlav Ka’ (Feel the change), is looking to tap people’s spiritual side apart from giving them their daily fix of news and current affairs.
04/10/13
The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has accepted its petition and the case filed by the Nashik District Cable Operators Association of Maharashtra will come up for hearing on 22 November.
04/10/13
Zee Media Corporation has announced the acquisition of 100% equity stake in popular regional news and current affairs channel Maurya TV, which was launched by noted film maker Prakash Jha a couple of years ago.
04/10/13
Eutelsat ceased operations of transponders using frequencies under a German filing on the Eutelsat 28A satellite. All transponders using other frequency bands on Eutelsat 28A continue full operations.
03/10/13
Star Private and ESPN Software have picked up the title sponsorship rights for the Indian cricket team's remaining matches in 2013-14 at Rs 2 crore a match, much lower than the Rs 3.33 crore per match that telecom company Bharti Airtel had paid the cricket board in a previous deal.
03/10/13
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a consultation paper on extension of DTH licence. The matter has been taken up by TRAI after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had sent a reference letter to TRAI on September 30, asking to frame the terms and conditions for extension of DTH licence on expiry of the 10-year period.
03/10/13
The Press Council of India (PCI), which had been asked by the I&B Ministry to look into the issue of increasing FDI caps in print media, has opined that there is no need to raise the foreign investment limits.
03/10/13
The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) said that a petition by Reliance Big Broadcasting, Mumbai, relating to their television channels will be heard along with other matters challenging issues relating to the ad cap sought to be implemented by the TRAI.The matters will be heard by the TDSAT on 21 October along with other channels such as Music Xpress, Mastiii, B4U Music, M Tunes and 9XM.
03/10/13
Upholding Prasar Bharati’s view, the Delhi High Court on 3 October held that whosoever airs a live television broadcast of sporting events of national importance must share the same with national broadcaster without any commercials.
02/10/13
The Netherland-based Exset B.V. and ITP Software India Private Limited have entered into a strategic partnership. As a part of this partner association between the Companies, Exset’s Digital Monetization System (DMS) will integrate with ITP’s cloud based billing and CRM solutions for their customers.
01/10/13
Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT), welcomed government’s decision to extend the deadline of “Requirement for Compulsory Registration Order 2012” by three months. The new deadline for the mandatory BIS certification is January 3, 2014.
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/3530-october-2013.html

Source:
http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/3530-october-2013.html

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