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Cable Operator
Business  /  Published 20.10.19

Cable TV players spar with Trai over prices

Broadcasters and regulator Trai are at odds over the usefulness of the present pricing structure of cable channels, which was introduced in February.The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.19

Cable TVs go blank, operators blame payment snags

Channels are going off the air despite timely payments of monthly rentals, cable subscribers in the city have said.At times, channels do not return for days and cable operators and multi-system operat...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.04.19

Cable charges go up

Monthly cable rentals have gone up and operators are insisting on multi-system operators’ packages instead of an a la carte menu, subscribers in the city have said. In the new tariff systems, rental...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.03.19

Switch text for DTH subscribers

Direct-to-home (DTH) TV subscribers on yearly plans have started receiving text messages to choose their packs or channels with just a week left for the March 31 deadline set by the national telecom r...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.03.19

Channel chaos hits DTH viewers

Direct-to-home (DTH) subscribers in the city are a harried lot with their chosen packages taking long to get activated and channels disappearing suddenly in the new tariff regime over the last month o...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.03.19

Users ‘dump’ cable for DTH

A few city subscribers have started to shift from local cable operators to DTH platforms, saying their preferred channels had gone off TV sets. Their contention: channels chosen in the new cable tarif...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.02.19

A week to remove defunct cables

Mayor Firhad Hakim has given cable operators and Internet service providers seven days to remove the defunct overhead wires, failing which the civic body will do the job itself.The mayor issued the ul...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.02.19

Cable tariff fine print must, says mayor

Broadcasters, multi-system operators and cable operators have to tell subscribers in simple terms how best to choose channels at a minimum cost in the new tariff regime, mayor Firhad Hakim said on Thu...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 25.02.19

New Trai tariff: It's like demonetisation, but for TV

On the roadSir — A famous Bengali film on truckers had the song, “Ei pathei jibon, ei pathei maran amader, sab kichhu pather bukei”. This is what came to mind on reading the article, “Slogan, ...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.02.19

Pay channel hide-and-seek in cable chaos

Pay channels have started disappearing from the television screens of some cable subscribers despite complying with the Trai order that requires them to list what they want to watch from an a-la-carte...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta


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