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Ravi Mittal takes charge as I&B Secretary

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 09:12 PM (IST) Category: News

New Delhi, Dec 16 (UNI) Senior IAS officer Ravi Mittal on Monday took charge as the new Information and Broadcasting Secretary, a Press Information Bureau tweeted on Monday.More

During the festive season, cable TV operators gave gifts to users, offered discount offers

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 08:57 PM (IST) Category: News

New Delhi: Tech Desk. The All India Digital Cable Federation Association (AIDCF) has announced a discount for cable TV users on selecting a-la carte channel in this festive season. With the new cable TV and DTH rules coming into effect, users will now have to pay Rs 130 + GST ​​as network capacity fee to watch TV a month. If a user selects a favorite paid channel, then the rate per channel for that will be paid.More

SITI Networks elevates Anil Kumar Malhotra to CEO

30 Aug, 2019 - 06:04 PM IST Category: News

MUMBAI: SITI Networks has elevated Anil Kumar Malhotra as the new CEO of the company. Malhotra’s appointment will be effective from 1 September. He joined SITI Networks as chief operating officer in 2011. Malhotra holds over 34 years of rich experience across the cable television industry with deep expertise across various facets of media distribution like technology, content ...More

Den Networks CEO SN Sharma takes over from Hathway's Rajan Gupta as AIDCF president

01 Apr, 2019 - 10:07 PM IST Category: News

New Delhi: All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), the apex body of digital cable television players, announces the appointment of Mr. S N Sharma (CEO – Den Networks Limited) as the new President of the Federation with effect from 1st April 2019 post expiration of term of Mr. Rajan Gupta – current President. More

AIDCF names SN Sharma as president

Apr 01, 2019, 08.37 PM IST Category: News

MUMBAI: The All India Digital Cable federation (AIDCF), the apex body of digital cable television players, has named SN Sharma, CEO, Den Networks, as the new president effective April 1st. More

Rajan Gupta replaces TS Panesar as new AIDCF President

26 July, 2017 Category: News

All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), the apex body of digital cable television players, has appointed Rajan Gupta (MD – Hathway Cable & Datacom, Chairman & Non-Executive Director – GTPL Hathway) as its new president with immediate effect. The change took effect after TS Panesar, the erstwhile president, resigned from his post at Hathway. More

Budget 2017 Wish-list: MSOs demand industry status, rationalisation of entertainment & services taxes

25 Jan, 2017 Category: News

NEW DELHI: Annually various sectors of the Indian industry draw wish-list and hope that the government will grant them some relief during the presentation of the annual Budget of the country. MSOs are no exception and the All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) has not only demanded an industry status, which will give it related financial incentives, but also rationalisation of various other taxes, including service and entertainment taxes.More

Hathway's Panesar succeeds Wadhwa as AIDCF head

20 Jan, 2017 Category: News

Hathway Cable & Datacom’s Video Business CEO T S Panesar has taken over as the new president of the All-India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), the apex body of digital cable television players.More

VD Wadhwa, ED & CEO, SITI Cable is nominated for the prestigious Asia Communication Awards 2016

07 Apr, 2016 Category: News

SITI Cable Executive Director & CEO, Mr. VD Wadhwa has been nominated in the Best CEO Category for Asia Communication Awards 2016, along with 11 other leading Asian CEOs. More

AIDCF asks b’casters to create level playing field for OTT & cable TV

20 Jul 2015 Category: News

MUMBAI: The All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) is on a roll. The multi system operator (MSO) association, which first submitted its recommendations to the Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry and then to the GST Committee, has now written to broadcasters with Over the Top (OTT) platforms. More

MSO body submits recos to GST committee; wants ET subsumed under GST

17 Jul 2015 Category: News

MUMBAI: The growing taxes have been of great concern to all. The recent move of the Delhi government to hike entertainment tax to Rs 40 just added to the growing woes. To address this, the newly formed multi system operator (MSO) body All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) has submitted its recommendation to the select Goods and Services Tax (GST) committee. More

AIDCF appoints Saharsh Damani as secretary general

09 Jul 2015 Category: News

MUMBAI: The All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) has appointed Saharsh Damani as its secretary general.

With a career spanning over a decade in various analytical and strategic roles, Damani will pilot the federation’s work and support the president and the federation in seeking solutions on industry issues. Damani will also endeavour to build a strong and sustainable MSO sector in India. More

AIDCF submits recommendations to I&B; asks for removal of 8% AGR on cable broadband

08 Jul 2015 Category: News

MUMBAI: Broadband is the way forward for multi system operators (MSOs) who are looking at improving their average revenue per user (ARPU). Understanding the pain areas of the operators who are looking at expanding their broadband base, the newly formed MSO association- All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), recently met the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) on the issue of 8 per cent AGR being charged on MSOs offering broadband services. More

All India Digital Cable Federation condemns ET hike in Delhi

30 Jun 2015 Category: News

MUMBAI: The Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party is currently dealing with a lot of criticism, especially from the cable and direct to home (DTH) sector. This, after it presented its budget for the national capital on 25 June. Of the many decisions, the government has decided to increase the entertainment tax on cable and DTH services from the current Rs 20 to Rs 40. While it is the consumers who have to bear the burden of the increased taxes, both the cable operators and DTH players have come out heavily on this decision. More

MSOs to put Star India channels on a la carte

31 Oct 2014 Category: News

MUMBAI: The multi system operators (MSOs) are gearing up for the big change. In order to meet the deadline given by the Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), the leading MSOs under the umbrella of All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) met in New Delhi today. More

Siti Cable CEO VD Wadhwa appointed as president of the new All India Digital Cable Federation

31 Oct 2014 Category: News

MUMBAI: In a significant move to organise the digital cable industry for the overall benefit of all stakeholders and to facilitate and further create momentum for digitisation for phase III and IV, major Indian multi system operators (MSOs) have come together under the aegis of the All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF). More

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MR RAJAN GUPTA REPLACES MR TS PANESAR AS NEW AIDCF PRESIDENT

New Delhi, 25th July 2017

New Delhi, 25th July 2017, 25th July 2017, New Delhi: All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), the apex body of digital cable television players, announces the appointment of Mr. Rajan Gupta (MD – Hathway Cable & Datacom Limited, Chairman & Non-Executive Director –GTPL Hathway Limited) as the new President of the Federation with immediate effect.This change has been made as Mr. TS Panesar (CEO Video Business – Hathway Digital Pvt. Ltd.) the erstwhile President, has resigned from his post at Hathway.

MR RAJAN GUPTA REPLACES MR TS PANESAR AS NEW AIDCF PRESIDENT

New Delhi, 25th July 2017

New Delhi, 25th July 2017, 25th July 2017, New Delhi: All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), the apex body of digital cable television players, announces the appointment of Mr. Rajan Gupta (MD – Hathway Cable & Datacom Limited, Chairman & Non-Executive Director –GTPL Hathway Limited) as the new President of the Federation with immediate effect.This change has been made as Mr. TS Panesar (CEO Video Business – Hathway Digital Pvt. Ltd.) the erstwhile President, has resigned from his post at Hathway.

AIDCF urges its members to gear up for the new Tariff Regime

Mumbai, 9th May 2017

Mumbai, 9th May 2017, All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), the apex body of Digital Multi System Operator’s (MSOs) has urged all its members to gear up for the new tariff regime. In its meeting held yesterday, the members were advised to gear up to meet the requirement under the new regulation and prepare their back end to handle dynamic offerings including offering channels on à la carte.

MSOs UPLOAD THEIR RIO AND OTHER DETAILS AS PER THE NEW TARIFF AND INTERCONNECT REGULATIONS

Mumbai, 3rd May 2017

Mumbai, 3rd May 2017, Multi System Operator’s (MSOs) under the aegis of All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), yesterday night uploaded their RIO, channel carrying capacity and interconnect agreement on their respective websites. AIDCF, few days back, had advised its member MSOs to upload the same before the deadline set by TRAI.

Honourable Madras High Court Gives Nod to New Tariff & Interconnect Regulations

New Delhi, 30th April, 2017

New Delhi, 30th April, 2017, In an important judgment on 28th April’17, the Honorable First Bench comprising of Honorable Chief Justice Indira Bannerjee and Honorable Justice Mr. M Sundar of Honorable Madras High Court refused to grant interim stay to the New Tariff order and Interconnect Regulation of TRAI.

AIDCF, the apex body of digital cable television players, on Thursday, unanimously elected Mr. T S Panesar as the new President

New Delhi, 19th January, 2017

New Delhi, 19th January, 2017, All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), the apex body of digital cable television players, on Thursday, unanimously elected Mr. T S Panesar as the new President at its 11th Governing Council Meeting held in New Delhi. Mr Panesar is the CEO of Video Business at Hathway Cable & Datacom.

DELHI HIGH COURT, DAS PHASE 3 DIGITIZATION TO BE OVER BY 20th DEC’16

New Delhi, 8th November, 2016

New Delhi, 8th November, 2016, On 7th December, the Delhi High Court has cleared the remaining cases for long pending digitization in DAS Phase 3 areas in the country. Pursuant to this order, digitization in Phase 3 areas should be complete by 20th Dec 2016

Decks cleared for das phase 3 digitization by delhi high court

New Delhi, 7th November, 2016

New Delhi, 7th November, 2016, In an important judgement on 3rd November, the Delhi High Court has cleared the decks for long pending digitization in DAS Phase 3 areas in the country. Pursuant to this order, MSO’s have to complete digitization, and Broadcasters have to switch off analog signals, in next 3 weeks.

All India Digital Cable Federation urges the Government to remove 8% AGR on Cable TV Broadband Service

New Delhi, 10 July, 2015

New Delhi, 10 July, 2015, All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) has requested the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) and the Department of Telecom (DoT) to remove the 8 per cent adjusted gross revenue (AGR) applicable for MSOs offering broadband services.

AIDCF appoints Saharsh Damani as its Secretary General

New Delhi, 09 July, 2015

New Delhi, 09 July, 2015 – The All India Digital Cable Federation has appointed Saharsh Damani as its Secretary General. With a career spanning over a decade in various analytical and strategic roles, Mr Damani will pilot the federation’s work and support the President and the Federation in seeking solutions on industry issues. Mr Damani will also endeavour to build a strong and sustainable MSO sector in India.

ET hike by AAP in Delhi will hit the Common Man

New Delhi, 30 June, 2015

New Delhi, 30 June, 2015 – The Delhi government's recent announcement proposing to double the entertainment tax on the Cable TV Services and DTH Services in the budget is anadded burden on the common man whose main source of entertainment is the television.Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which had promised to control the prices by reducing electricityand water charges is negating by the proposed hike. Due to this, the common man will haveto bear the brunt of yet again, an additional tax, as Cable TV operators will have no choicebut to pass on this hike to the common man. It should be noted that Cable TV is the biggestmedium for news, entertainment and education. It should also be noted that the commonman is already burdened by an increase in service tax from June 2015.