Mr. A.Mohan

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At Gangtok on October 17, 2014
Avnindra Mohan
President – Legal & Regulatory
Delivery platform-wise subscriber base
16.1 cr
Other Digital
(DD Direct+, IPTV,
etc.)
0.9 cr (5%)
DTH
3.7 cr (23%)
DD Terrestrial
2.2 cr (14%)
Cable TV-9.3 cr
(58%)
[analogue 6.8 cr
(42%)+ digital cable
2.5 cr (16%)]
Source : FICCI-KPMG Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2014
Phases of DAS implementation
TV households and C&S homes in North-East
States
Totals HHS Total TV HHS
(L)
(L)
DTH
(L)
Terrestrial
Transmission
(L)
Digital Cable Analog Cable
(L)
(L)
70.09
24.87
9.76
1.14
1.20
12.77
Manipur
3.94
1.74
0.28
1.00
0.14
0.32
Meghalaya
5.93
2.85
2.07
0.15
0.06
0.57
Mizoram
2.39
1.50
0.04
0.02
0.25
1.19
Nagaland
3.35
1.49
1.08
0.00
0.06
0.35
Sikkim
1.42
0.88
0.46
0.02
0.03
0.37
Tripura
9.29
2.89
0.92
0.10
0.60
1.27
96.41
36.22
14.61
2.43
2.34
16.84
Assam
Total
Source : IRS 2013 and other industry estimates
MSO License / Registration for Phase III &
IV
 MIB will not grant provisional License/ Registration;
 MIB will grant only final License/Registration;
 Last License/Registration – 30/06/2015 – for Phase –
III;
 Security Clearance – 90 days (min);
 MSO must apply by 31st March, 2015;
 Inter-connection Agreements – by 30/06/2015
Issues in migration from Analogue to
Digital in Phase I & II

Non-receipt/collection of SAF despite repeated extension
of deadline by TRAI
Consequences
i.
Choice of channels by customers not captured – bouquets are
continuing by default;
ii. Customers’ details not captured in SMS;
iii. SMS data not updated;
iv. Subscriber Report not being furnished to Broadcasters
v. Objectives of Addressability yet to be achieved
Issues in migration from Analogue to
Digital
 Revenue Sharing : MSO – LCO


Basic Tier - 55 (MSO) : 45 (LCO)
Pay Channel - 65 (MSO) : 35 (LCO)
LCOs have expressed dissatisfaction with the above formula
 Billing Issues


Itemised billing not yet started because of absence of
subscribers’ data;
Gross Billing Vs Net Billing
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
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Who has to bill & collect Entertainment Tax - LCO or MSO?
Clause 14 of TRAI Quality of Service Regulations casts
obligation on MSOs to bill
Rates of Entertainment Tax
Multiple Taxation issues
Non-receipt of bills by consumers.
Representation of North-East

Nodal Officers from North-East States
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Consumer Organisations affiliated with TRAI

Gram Vikas Parishad, Rangaloo, P.O. Jumarmur,
Via- Kathiatoll, Distt. Nagaon -782427 (Assam)

Mizoram Consumers' Union Hqrs. Aizawl, Lalat
Chamber, Tuikual 'S' Temple Square, Aizawl-796001
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