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Delay in Phase III monetisation likely to disturb profitability of MSOs: ICRA

In the cable TV space, in the current fiscal the revenue growth of multiple system operators (MSOs) will remain sensitive to regulatory changes, says ICRA. While lifting of stay orders and consequent discontinuation of analog signals in Phase III markets will remain a key subscription revenue...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
Seven mfrs making set top boxes locally, MSOs adopt iCAS

NEW DELHI: Even as most high courts extended the deadline for phase III of digital addressable system citing shortage of set top boxes, a total of seven local manufacturers are now producing STB. This figure is almost double compared to the details given during the last meeting of the DAS Task...

Cable TV DAS
AIR FM absent in 160 of the Phase III cities

NEW DELHI: All India Radio (AIR) does not have any FM station in 160 of the cities included in the Phase III FM radio license auctions. In Phase III, auctions for a total of 839 FM radio channels in 294 cities will be conducted.
No proposal to allow news on community radio stations

NEW DELHI: There is no proposal at present to permit community radio stations to broadcast news, even as the government has decided to permit FM radio stations in Phase III to carry All India Radio on ?as is where is? basis.

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