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Broadcast carriage fee stand-off in India

Broadcasters in India have called for regulation or near-total abolition of carriage fee while distribution platform operators (DPOs) have said that carriage fee should be left untouched to allow market forces to decide, reports Television Post. "Broadcasters and DPOs have always held strong views on the issue of carriage fees. The latest submissions are part of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) consultation process on 'Tariff issues related to TV service' in which it had sought stakeholders' opinion whether there is a need to regulate carriage fee, if there should be a cap on carriage fee and if it should be reduced with the increase in the number of channels." Read More

  • Monday, 25 April 2016

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