India

Tax rise warning from CASBAA and Indian Broadcasters

Monday, 22 April 2013

Hidden in the recent Indian budget was a boost in taxes on satellite transmission services. CASBAA and the Indian Broadcasting Foundation have written to Finance Minister P. Chidambaram with a clear warning: higher satellite taxes will mean hikes in TV bills for hundreds of millions of Indian consumers. The Associations noted that for the previous decade the trend had been to lower such taxes to facilitate India's integration with the rest of the world and more closely track rates in other countries. The recent budget reverses that trend, proposing a boost in the tax rate from 10% to 25%. CASBAA and IBF called the higher rate "highly unreasonable, arbitrary and unjustified in prevailing market conditions." They noted that the increase in taxation will inevitably cascade down and fall on a great mass of Indian taxpayers.

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Broadcast Bill to be delayed

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

thestatesman.net - The controversial broadcast Bill seems fated to remain in the backburner for an indefinite period with the government saying it would take a decision on the issue only after it received comments from all states and Union territories. The Broadcasting Services Regulation Bill seeks to regulate television content and envisages establishment of an exclusive body to monitor content, the main bone of contention between private broadcasters and the government.

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Tdsat sets aside IMCL petition for interim injunction

Monday, 19 May 2008

indiantelevision.com - On the petition filed by IndusInd Media & Communications Ltd, the Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal today said it was not inclined to issue an injunction on the disconnection notices issued by the multi-system operator's (MSO) four distributors in Mumbai.

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Arun Bhatnagar is Prasar Bharati chairman

Saturday, 03 May 2008

indiantelevision.com - Parsar Bharati has appointed retired IAS officer Arun Bhatnagar as chairman. The appointment comes almost two months after the exit of MV Kamath as the chairman of Prasar Bharati.

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Trai starts consultation on new spectrum bands for BWA

Friday, 02 May 2008

indiantelevision.com - Aimed at making more spectrum available for broadband wireless access, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has sought stakeholder views on new bands.

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Trai for 74% FDI in cable TV, 49% in news channels & FM

Saturday, 26 April 2008

indiantelevision.com - Stepping up the liberalisation drive, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India today recommended raising the foreign investment limit in news channels and FM radio to 49 per cent and cable TV to 74 per cent. 

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Implementation of Cable Act is state matter: Dasmunsi

Friday, 25 April 2008

indiantelevision.com - While the government has announced its intention to amend the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act 1995 to streamline it and bring it in conformity with the changed technology and situation, it says that implementation will have to be done by the states.

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Govt asks Trai to review FDI limits in broadcasting and telecom

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

indiantelevision.com - The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has been asked to give its recommendations on foreign investment limits for various segments of broadcasting and telecom, particularly in view of its view that there was need for a review to bring about consistency and likely convergence of the two sectors.

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Broadcasters declare a la carte, bouquet rates for non-Cas areas

Friday, 18 April 2008

indiantelevision.com - Broadcasters have informed the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India of their bouquet and a la carte prices to cable TV operators in non-Cas conditional access system areas.

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Cas to be mandatory in metros: Dasmunsi

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

indiantelevision.com - The government is in agreement with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India that conditional access system should be made mandatory for television viewers in all the four metros.

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