Daily Archive: October 27, 2011

Oct 27

India: Cable digitization gets presidential assent

Tweet The ordinance to digitize analogue cable systems received presidential nod on Tuesday. Television viewing is likely to see a sea change in the next six months with the digitization of cable services. This will mean wider choice of TV channels, better quality of transmission, increased value added services for consumers and greater consolidation, reduced …

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Oct 27

China: Fun TV makes way for lessons in morality

Tweet The mainland’s fun police will limit the number of entertainment shows allowed on television from next year, replacing them with compulsory moral education programmes. The move comes in the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television’s (Sarft) anxiously awaited comprehensive regulations to clean up the national airwaves. The rules, released yesterday, are part of …

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Oct 27

Researcher sees OTT threat to traditional pay TV operators a few years away

Tweet Will OTT delivery of video content seriously threaten pay TV operators? That’s not likely to happen for at least a few years, says Paul Erickson, a researcher with IMS Research and author of new study on the OTT market. Cable TV operators, for instance, haven’t been sitting still while OTT makes inroads. They are …

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