Broadcasters unite against new tariff order; IBF to explore legal options

first_imgSports BusinessBrandsLatest Sports News Cricket Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Cricket Broadcasters unite against new tariff order; IBF to explore legal options Football The TV broadcast industry has come together to oppose the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s new tariff order. The top broadcast industry leaders in Mumbai, leaving aside their fierce competition, unanimously stood for the cause, saying pricing caps on channels will stifle content creation, impact jobs and pull down growth.The TRAI had earlier directed to reduce the upper cap on channel subscription from ₹ 19 to ₹ 12 , while also putting a 33% cap on the discount of channel bouquet subscriptions. 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He called the new set of guidelines to be biased against bouquet offerings.“Future of the sector is in jeopardy with such micro-regulation,” Economic Times has quoted Discovery Asia-Pacific head Megha Tata as saying,Sony Pictures ‘more profitable’ without IPL: NP SinghTen top executives from different broadcast houses, including Star India Chairman Uday Shankar, NP Singh, Megha Tata, TV Today’s founder Aroon Purie, Zee Entertainment Chief Executive Punit Goenka, addressed the media to safeguard the interest of the industry.Uday Shankar said such a move will lead to a dip in investments in content and also shuttering of the small channels.The IBF in the statement iterated that the amendments will severely impair broadcasters’ ability to compete with other unregulated platforms and adversely affect the viability of pay TV industry.Also Read: Uday Shankar highlights Hotstar’s contribution as IPL records its highest worth Football Cricket Euro 2020 – Germany beat Portugal 4-2: Germany bounce back with thrilling 4-2 win over Portugal to revive Euro hopes WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Brake For ItThis NASCAR Wife Turns Heads Everywhere She GoesBrake For It|SponsoredSponsoredbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteabley|SponsoredSponsored Cricket ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw TAGSIndian Broadcasters Foundationnp singhSports Business NewsSports Business News IndiaStar IndiaTRAI tariff orderTV TodayUday ShankarZee Entertainment SHARE By Kunal Dhyani – January 10, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

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