Sunday, 1 December 2013

December 2013

30/12/13 -- A meeting between state power minister Pradyut Bordoloi and representatives of the Greater Guwahati Cable TV Operators’ Association over a charge imposed for using electric poles to string up cable wires remained inconclusive.



30/12/13
A meeting between state power minister Pradyut Bordoloi and representatives of the Greater Guwahati Cable TV Operators’ Association over a charge imposed for using electric poles to string up cable wires remained inconclusive.
25/12/13
The I&B Ministry has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs suggesting that security clearance given to broadcasters be made valid for the entire duration of their licence rather than only for three years.
25/12/13
MSOs and ISPs in Bengaluru will soon have to loosen their pockets and pay tax to the Bengaluru Municipality for cabling on main roads and the arterial roads.
22/12/13
Ahead of the Lok Sabha election, the EC wants to include paid news among the list of electoral offences.
20/12/13
The Madras High Court has asked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) to take a decision on Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation’s digital addressable system (DAS) licence.
19/12/13
The Department of Higher Education, under the Ministry of Human resource Development, signed with Prasar Bharati  the MoU on the launch of 50 Direct-to-Home (DTH) channels, with content that will be provided by institutes of higher education.
19/12/13
TRAI issued  a Direction for the Multi System Operators (MSOs) to offer both pre-paid and post-paid options and generate itemised monthly usage details for customers in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
19/12/13
The 59th Filmfare Awards will be held on 24 January, 2014 at YRF Studios in Mumbai. Awards will be given in 31 categories.
19/12/13
State-run Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corp. Ltd. has filed a petition with the Madras High Court seeking to restrain theTRAI.
18/12/13
The Cable Operators Federation of India (COFI) had written  to the I&B. Minister, Manish Tewari requesting him to give the LCOs a 10 year licence so that they can work on various expansion plans.
16/12/13
Hindi News channel, India TV, has unveiled its new logo.
16/12/13
Hinduja Group, the promoter of IndusInd Media and Communications Ltd (IMCL), has invested Rs.300 crore in its cable distribution arm to expand its digital base, improve customer services and consolidate its network.
16/12/13
After a meeting with the MSOs, the TRAI has granted a week’s extension to MSOs who were to submit consumer application forms along with the subscriber and package details latest by December 15.
13/12/13
TRAI directed multi-system operators to submit the details of all tariff packages along with the terms and conditions for supply and installation of the set top box to its subscribers within 7 days from issue of this direction.
12/12/13
I&B Minister, Manish Tewari said in the Lok Sabha that News broadcasters have approached the ministry to increase the number of years they get security clearance for the channels they run.
10/12/13
The UP assembly passed the house probe panel recommendations by a voice vote to serve a privilege notice on a private TV channel and summon its executives for not cooperating in the investigation about its sting operation.
10/12/13
In the Open House Discussion held in New Delhi at Ghalib Seminar Hall, TRAI Chairman, Dr. Rahul Khullar said that he will revise all DTH Guidelines and a new licence regime will be established on the lines of telecom industry for all DTH players.
10/12/13
CCTV News, the international English news channel of China Central Television, has arrived in India.
10/12/13
The NMC has decided to levy tax on local cable operators for using its electric poles for laying cable lines in the city.
10/12/13
Punjab-headquartered Fastway Transmissions will incur a capital expenditure of Rs. 5 billion on buying and seeding set-top boxes (STBs) in Phase II, III and IV areas of digital addressable system (DAS).
09/12/13
Star India was awarded the sponsorship rights of the Indian cricket team for a period of three years.
09/12/13
Around 600 cable operators across 11 districts of the Vidarbha region got together at Patwardhan ground, Sitabuldi raising their ire against the “harsh government tax” and in protest, also switched off their signals.
05/12/13
Kolkata LCOs, who claim that mandatory digitisation has adversely affected their livelihood, have requested the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Information Technology for 10-year license from I&B Ministry.
05/12/13
The TDSAT has directed DEN Networks to restore MSM Discovery’s channels in markets where the interconnection agreements are still in force.
04/12/13
Intermedia Cable Communication (ICC) has got a stay order from the Delhi High Court against the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s (MIB) notification to cancel its provisional digital addressable system (DAS) licence.
04/12/13
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) is going slow on issuing licences for launching television channels. Only seven licences were issued during 2013 even as an estimated 218 channels are still awaiting clearance.
02/12/13
LCOs in Kolkata have joined hands to form Bengal Broadband in order to provide independent cable services to their customers in the next fiscal on the lines of mutli-system operators (MSOs).
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/3986-december-2013.html

Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/3986-december-2013.html

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