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  • Indosat, Telkom to team up in satellite service

    Two giant Indonesia telecommunication operators PT Telkom and PT Indosat have agreed to jointly provide a satellite service for the two companies’ customers in the country. Under the agreement signed in Jakarta on Wednesday, the new satellite would r...
  • 6% CAGR for pay-TV subs worldwide

    SINGAPORE: The number of pay-TV subscribers worldwide will grow from 688 million this year to 854.5 million in 2015, delivering a 5.7 percent CAGR for the next five years, according to a new report. IPTV is the fastest-growing platform, reports Jason B...
  • Vanita Kohli-Khandekar: Why price regulation for TV?

    For some years now, Indians have had the pleasure of paying next to nothing for their newspapers. At anywhere between Rs 1 and Rs 4 a copy, Indian newspapers retail at a fraction of the Rs 15-20 they take to produce, not including fixed costs.Most Indi...
  • HITS finds no takers as MSOs await transponders and comprehensive policy

    MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: On 31 March, Wire and Wireless (India) Ltd. ended its only Headend-In-The-Sky (HITS) service in the country after making no impact on the market, sinking in losses of over Rs 1 billion. Four months later, the scenario is no different ...
  • Pay-TV leads big surge in ad spending

    Hong Kong - Advertising spend jumped 23% in the past year to $14.3 billion, with pay-TV enjoying the most growth at 64%, new admanGo data reveals. World Cup broadcasting rights holder i-Cable's saw its ad revenue jump 59% compared to the first half of ...
  • Pay-TV firm told to share football telecast rights

    Pay-TV company Vietnam Satellite Digital Television has been ordered to share telecast rights of international football games with other networks in the country. The company, a joint venture between state-owned Vietnam Television and France’s Canal P...
  • India adds 18M subs in June

    Another 18 million mobile connections were activated in India during June, taking the country‘s total to 635.5 million, according to the latest figures from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) . India now has a mobile penetration rate of ...
  • The rising price of TV football in Asia

    Singapore's attack on commercially negotiated television rights, as reported on Asia Sentinel (July 19) is already having reverberations around Asia. Now media in Vietnam have taken up the cry. They are complaining that competition between local pay TV...
  • Industry says NBTC will be too big and powerful

    The new body that will be set up to regulate telecommunications and broadcasting will be too big, with too much power, and most of its members won't understand the industry, executives complained yesterday. The comments were made at a hearing to sound ...
  • TRAI released Indian telecom services report

    New Delhi, July 22, 2010 - The TRAI released the “Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report” for the Quarter ending March 2010. This Report provides a broad perspective of the Telecom Services and presents the key parameters and growth t...
  • Indian telecom makers want preference in equipment purchase

    MIS Asia - Indian telecommunications equipment makers are demanding that the local telecom regulator, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) should make it compulsory for Indian telecom service providers to buy at least 30 percent of their suppli...
  • DoCoMo and KDDI pitch new mobile broadcast plans

    TOKYO (Nikkei) - NTT DoCoMo Inc. (9437) and KDDI Corp. (9433) each briefed the Communications Ministry Wednesday on their competing plans for providing a next-generation mobile-device broadcasting service. With the government set to issue a single lice...
  • US Group: No precedent for “Cross-Carriage”

    The Coalition of Service Industries released a letter to Singapore's MDA, voicing concern at “overly broad” measures would “limit the rights of all content owners". For more details, please click here....
  • APAC broadband market sees growth

    Advanced-television.com - In a recent analysis of the Asia-Pacific broadband market, SNL Kagan found that despite recessionary pressures, the region's broadband subscriber base grew 17.7 per cent to 181.4 million in 2009 compared to 154.1 million in 20...
  • BBTV wins anti-piracy battle

    The Nation - A US district court in California earlier this month ruled in favour of Bangkok Broadcasting & TV (BBTV), one of Thailand's foremost broadcasting corporations - popularly known as "Channel 7" - awarding BBTV $8.3 million (Bt267 million...
  • Ruling slows Taiwan recovery

    TD Forum - Recovery from the slump of 2009 is going to be harder for carriers in Taiwan than in most other markets because of a regulatory ruling that could cost them US$100 million in revenue, according to a new report from Pyramid Research , "Taiwan:...
  • Race to profit from online adverts

    Shanghaidaily.com - DIGITAL media has a huge market potential over the next few years, with Chinese and foreign companies finding effective ways to market online, industry insiders and market watchers said. Web portals, TV stations as well as social ne...
  • Comcast given permission to buy Universal

    Philippinesnews.net - The EU has approved the purchase by Comcast of NBC Universal. Comcast won the EU regulatory clearance for the major deal that will see Comcast take the controlling stake in the iconic Rockefeller Center studios. It will allow Comc...
  • India losing satellites - failure of imported components

    Hindustan Times - Even as Indian space scientists are working on the partial restoration of communications satellite INSAT-4B, they are worried because of the recurring failure of their satellites due to power supply glitches. The reason may be the fai...
  • Creating a more open and vibrant free TV market

    Hong Kong, July 9, 2010 – HK Television Entertainment Company Limited (HKTVE) a member of the PCCW group of companies, has submitted an extensive application for a domestic free television (FTV) program service license in Hong Kong. A summary of the ...