India had 97 HD, 248 SD TV channels as of Mar ’22: TRAI

India had 97 HD, 248 SD TV channels as of Mar ’22: TRAI

A total of approximately 898 private satellite TV channels were permitted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) to operate in and from India as of March 2022, sector regulator TRAI said Tuesday.

Out of the 885 permitted satellite TV channels, which are available for d...


TRAI seeks views on renewal of MSOs registration

TRAI seeks views on renewal of MSOs‘ registration

Broadcast regulator TRAI on Wednesday sought views of various stakeholders on the renewal of registration for multi-system operators (MSOs), including the quantum of the fee charged for the process. In a consultation paper issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), it sought views from various stakeholders on the provisions f...


TRAI seeks views on renewal of MSOs registration

TRAI gets in-house research centre; names new principal advisor

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has formed an in-house study centre to facilitate proactive research activities into new and evolving technologies that are likely to further disrupt the telecommunication and broadcasting sectors. A senior TRAI official informed the Economic Times newspaper that th...


Media ownership: existing rules adequate, USIBC tells TRAI

Media ownership: existing rules adequate, USIBC tells TRAI

The US-India Business Council (USIBC), an influential trade body, has said that broadcast regulator TRAI’s attempts to explore fresh regulations on media integration restrictions should follow after a market study has been conducted.

It also pointed out that “existing regulators are ...


TRAI seeks views on renewal of MSOs registration

TRAI release test guide doc for CAS, subs management

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Telecom Department’s tech arm Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) have released a test guide document for conditional access systems (CAS) and subscriber management systems (SMS) for the broadcasting sector, which seeks to streamline two important aspects of...