Digital TV News: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

TRAI issues Consultation Paper on Technical Interoperability of DTH Set Top Boxes
Aug 20, 2010 – The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a Consultation Paper on Technical Interoperability of DTH Set Top Boxes after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting requested TRAI to review its recommendations.
News categories: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Digital TV, India, Satellite, Set Top Box

India - Ministry moves on satellite set-top box interoperability
Oct 20, 2008 – The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has asked the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to draft norms for advanced DTH set-top boxes, including related to interoperability of the boxes.
News categories: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Bureau of Indian Standards, India, Regulation, Satellite, Set Top Box

TRAI sets a time frame of five years for Cable TV to go digital
Jul 25, 2008 – TRAI has sent its final recommendations on 'Restructuring of Cable TV Services' to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The recommendations require an upgrading of present Cable TV Networks to two-way digital cable networks.
News categories: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Broadband, Cable TV, Content Distribution, Digital TV, India, Regulation

TRAI takes steps to facilitate faster growth of IPTV service
Jun 13, 2008 – The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has held discussions with pay TV broadcasters regarding the rates and packaging of channels for Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) in order to facilitate faster growth of IPTV services in the country.
News categories: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Digital TV, India, IPTV, Regulation, Satellite

TRAI provides its recommendations on certain issues relating to Direct to Home (DTH) service
Jan 30, 2008 – The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has sent its recommendations to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting on certain issues relating to Direct to Home (DTH) service.
News categories: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Digital TV, India, Regulation, Satellite, Set Top Box

TRAI releases recommendation on "Provision of IPTV services"
Jan 4, 2008 – Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released the recommendation on provisioning of IPTV services.
News categories: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Digital TV, India, IPTV

TRAI has forwarded the Report on Digitalization and Introduction of Voluntary CAS to Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
Dec 27, 2007 – The Group recommends that the date of roll out of CAS should be mandated for 55 cities in the country i.e. all state capitals, and all other cities with a population of one million and above, in phases beginning with October 2008, and ending with September 2011.
News categories: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Cable TV, Conditional Access, Digital TV, India

TRAI releases draft recommendation on Provision of IPTV services.
Nov 28, 2007 – The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released the draft recommendation on provisioning of IPTV services.
News categories: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Draft Recommendation, Digital TV, India, IPTV

Bharti Airtel Selects NDS To Protect and Power New Digital Satellite Service
Oct 28, 2007 – NDS has announced that it has been selected by Bharti Airtel to provide a suite of digital broadcasting solutions for the launch of the company's digital satellite service.
News categories: NDS Group, Bharti Airtel, Conditional Access, Digital TV, India, Middleware, Satellite