The fair trade regulator has rejected the complaint saying that it did not find any "prima-facie case for causing an investigation to be made by the Director General".
The advertising revenues of mass media like television and newspapers were hit mainly on account of economic slowdown and depreciation in the rupee, affecting the fortunes of print, cable and DTH companies.
Cable distribution company DEN Networks intends to use the recently raised funds for consolidating the digitisation process and for broadband rollout, MG Azar told CNBC-TV18.
She may have opposed cable TV digitisation deadline in Kolkata but West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had herself ordered set top boxes for the state secretariat, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari today claimed.
After having carried out the first phase of cable TV digitisation in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, the Information and Broadcasting ministry today charted out plans for its implementation in 38 cities that come under phase II.
The I&B ministry has come out with new cable rules under which Multi System Operators (MSOs) and Local Cable Operators (LCOs) can lose their license if they fail to provide data on Digitalisation sought by the government.
One of the important recommendations from TRAI, which has not been terribly controversial, have been its new rules with respect to carriage fees that multi-system operators (MSOs) will be able to charge as well as the revenues sharing between the MSOs and the last mile cable operators.
As the deadline for the digitisation of the cable-TV sector nears, CNBC-TV18 spoke to representatives of all the three parties concerned- multi-system operators (MSOs), broadcasters and the DTH community
As the deadline for the digitisation of the cable-TV industry nears, CNBC-TV18 spoke to Jawahar Goel, managing director, Dish TV about the various aspects of the digitisation process.
Indian television industry is gearing up for a sea change once Digitalised Cable TV norms recommendations are rolled out by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. According to the norms, television viewers will soon get to choose a minimum of hundred free to air (FTA) channels at a maximum retail price of Rs 100.
An association of leading news channels has stoutly opposed the telecom regulator's decision to allow Multi System Operators (MSOs) to collect carriage fees from broadcasters and has asked the Government to review it.