Advertisement


Advertisement

Thread Rating:
  • 14 Vote(s) - 3.29 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Trai proposes cap on number of TV channels
Advertisement
#1
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has asked for views on capping the number of satellite channels in the country. It released a consultation paper on the uplinking and downlinking of TV channels today.

In the paper, it also asked for suggestions on renewal policy for permission to channels under the uplinking/downlinking guidelines. Suggesting if India should be developed as a teleport/hub centre for channels uplinking which are not meant for viewing in India, Trai asked, “If so, what are the facilities that should be provided to the companies,” and whether this would in any way adversely affect the transponder availability for uplinking of TV channels to be viewed in India.

The regulator further asked the stakeholders whether it be mandated for broadcasters to switch from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 encoding from a stipulated date in the future. It queried if the networth requirement of the applicant company for permission of TV channels under uplinking and downlinking guidelines should be enhanced and the experience and expertise of the promoters of the applicant company should be included in the eligibility criteria.

Whether permission fee should be enhanced to ensure participation of serious players, one-time permission fee be converted into annual fee, and if commitment from the applicant company to stay in business for certain period be prescribed were some of the other issues that the regulator sought suggestions on.

Source: Business Standard

Reply
Thanks given by:
Advertisement
#2
Capping channel is not at all a good idea, is like they are supporting big established Media company!
Reply
Thanks given by:
#3
With more number of channels coming in it may help streamline and fit in the required necessary channels.
Reply
Thanks given by:
Advertisement




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  General News: Star India defers launch of five channels nairrk 0 494 04-11-2020, 06:55 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Road Safety World Series to telecast live on Viacom18 movie channels, DD besides Voot nairrk 0 350 02-25-2020, 06:52 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: ZEEL channels face blackout by three MSOs in Tamil Nadu nairrk 0 371 12-23-2019, 02:55 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Pen India plans to launch six more TV channels in 2020 nairrk 0 425 12-04-2019, 01:20 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Network18 channels to air special episode of Mission Paani on 2,3 Nov nairrk 0 333 11-01-2019, 07:45 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: ZEEL on course to launch four regional channels: Punit Goenka nairrk 0 361 10-21-2019, 10:21 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  Update: SPNI drops a-la-carte price of its three premier channels nairrk 0 342 10-15-2019, 10:28 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  Update: Star launches festive offer by reducing a-la-carte price of 16 channels nairrk 0 340 10-12-2019, 07:33 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  Update: Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) ratings on Channels/Programmes nairrk 343 28,599 09-28-2019, 08:58 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: English pay-TV channels expecting 25-30% drop in revenue due to NTO impact nairrk 0 514 08-22-2019, 12:21 PM
Last Post: nairrk

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Advertisement