Friday, 9 October 2015

Modi’s US visit boosts up the New Media market

PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the US last month gave a fillip to the New Media industry in the country. He made many media and technology giants like Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Qualcom and Cisco promise to invest heavily in projects in the country. It is a good sign for the Nation that has been facing numerous economic and political problem in the past. Let us hope Modi can make his Ministers and bureaucrats follow it up to see results on the ground as early as possible.
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Last Mile Operator Pushed to the Wall

Time the Governments review the regulations rather than let the small stakeholders rush to the Courts.

TRAI Amends Tariff Orders, directed by the courts

Ever since the process of implementing digitization started, courts have been kept extremely busy. Almost every regulation and Tariff order framed by the Regulator has been challenged in different courts. TDSAT, the sector tribunal gets the maximum load. 

Sunil Arora the New I&B Secretary to don the Crown of Thorns

On 31 August 2015 Shri Sunil Arora, a 1980 batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer, has assumed charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB). Prior to this appointment, Arora was Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India.

Malwa Cable Operators (Punjab) seek CBI probe against Fastway

Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the CBI why the agency should not investigate a case of alleged harassment of small cable operators in Punjab's Malwa region, in a notice given on Agency on 23 September 2015. Notices have also been issued to state Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal, Punjab Director General of Police, Punjab Home Secretary, MD of Fastway Transmission and others on a plea by the Malwa Cable Operators Asociation.

‘NXT DIGITAL’ HITS A Service to help the smallest LCO go Digital

Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Ministry of Information & Broadcasting on 16 September 2015 launched the Headend-In-The -Sky (HITS) digital platform initiative, under the brand name NXT DIGITAL promoted by Hinduja Group in presence of Hinduja Ventures Chairman Ashok Hinduja and others.

Demystifying Set Top Box Manufacturing

Consumer Electronics Industry Body 'CEAMA' organized a seminar on Make in India with the theme  with the theme ‘Demystifying Set Top Box Manufacturing ‘ in co-operation with Deity & MIB, Govt. of India on 08 September at Hotel Crowne  Plaza, Electronic City, Bangaluru.

Last Mile Challenge Are we achieving our objective of Digital India

Universalizing Internet service is a foundational part of the Digital India initiative. Fewer than 20 percent Indians currently have access to the Internet, most of them on a very constrained and expensive mobile telephony mode. Government of India has initiated the ambitious National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project aimed at reaching fibre to every panchayat in India. However, there seems to be a conspicuous policy blind-spot regarding how connectivity will be carried from this NOFN backhaul to people's homes, local businesses, and local institutions like schools, hospitals and community centres. The current policy belief is that there is such immense demand for Internet connectivity that private players, whether state/ national level companies or local entrepreneurs, will quickly grasp the NOFN opportunity to build viable retail models. Facts on the ground however belie such hopes.

No Level Playing Field for Regional MSOs

A regional MSO highlights the problems faced by the small MSOs, trying to become DAS MSO.

The Ball goes back into TRAI’s Court

The Bombay High Court directs TRAI to intervene and resolve issues related to Interconnection Agreements between MSOs and LCOs in the DAS notified areas.

Infocomm India Grows from Strength to Strength

Record Visitor Attendance Cement InfoComm India’s Position as the Nation’s Premier Professional Audiovisual (Pro-AV) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Tradeshow.

The stage is set for Indigenous STB Manufacturing

On the side lines of a Workshop organised by CEAMA on ‘Demystifying STB Manufacturing’ a Bangaluru on 08 September, ‘Cable Quest’ spoke to Ankan Biswas, Chairman, Digital Broadcast Council of CEAMA on the state of indigenous manufacturing of STBs. Here are some facts on the industry, state after four years of Digitisation.

The Biggest Wave Makers in the Broadcast Industry Descend on CASBAA Convention 2015

In a year of undeniable sea-change within the broadcast industry, the debate at this year’s CASBAA Convention at its new venue at Hong Kong’s Intercontinental Hotel promises to be hotter than ever. With the theme ‘Making Waves’, the convention has secured an impressive line up of speakers comprising of key industry players from all over the world. From global media giants such as AOL and Virgin Media to regional players such as China Media Capital, this year’s convention will waste no time in getting to the heart of the most pertinent issues facing the cable and satellite industry today.

THE BROADCAST INDIA SHOW 2015 15-17 October 2015, Mumbai Celebrating 25 glorious years of the Broadcast India Show

The Broadcast India Show 2015 organised by Saicom Trade Fairs & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. Will have a special flavor this time as the show will celeberate its silver jubilee this time. The show will be held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (E) in Mumbai, India from 15 – 17 October 2015.

Making Sense of OTT Revenue Security

Internet delivered video services present content providers and operators with promising new revenue opportunities, but implementation and maintenance of these services adds increased complexity and significant costs in the short-term. Security for these services also has to the growing range of consumer electronics and mobile devices that are the dominant ways of accessing media content. 

The Top Five Technologies for Improving Internet Connectivity in India

Stirred by advances in broadband and data streaming technology, consumer appetite for in-home entertainment and theIndian government’s ambitious plans to connect more than 250,000 remote panchayats (villages)to the Internet, a wide array of operators have jumped into the booming market for delivering video content to the home. 

Cloud Technology for TV Broadcasters

Broadcasting as an industry is at the cusp of change. The internet has transformed into a viable and highly desirable content distribution infrastructure. This, in turn is leading to tectonic shifts across the industry, enabling end-user distribution opportunities for broadcasters.

New Media Changing Everyday Life

With great pride, Cable Quest presents the ‘Broadcast and New Media’ special supplement, full of very relevant information for the industry. The way smart-phone and tablet numbers are increasing in India and youths are moving on to social media, New Media is gaining importance in our everyday life, like never before.

We assure better revenues to LMOs

Lukup Media operates India’s first on demand and multi-screen TV service based on IP. Set up in 2010, the company currently operates an OTT platform powered by the Lukup Player, a multi-screen home gateway that brings internet delivered content to Televisions and other consumer devices.  

Multiplatform Distribution of Content

Content distribution methods have evolved as the consumer demands changed and new technologies emerged.

The uncontrolled Social Media

One of the main reasons for Modi Government to come up in power was an effective use of social media, however the same has become the biggest hurdle for the government to manage and control the anti government use of social media by many people who are accusing the PM, Narendra Modi for too much twittering and too less action.

Carry Your Recorded Television Content With Tata Sky+ 'Transfer'

Allows customers to view their favourite content on their smartphones without any data usage

Can Infrastructure be Shared in Broadcasting Sector

Broadcasting Industry today has grown to an enormous size in the country. Each Distribution Platform Operator (DPO) retransmits on an ave...