Just 10 days after its formation, the All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) under the presidentship of Siti Cable CEO VD Wadhwa is all set meet for the second time on 31 October in New Delhi. The meeting will be attended by the leading multi system operators (MSOs) and has a set agenda for the day.
The meeting which is being held just a day after the Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) accepted Star India’s 10 November deadline for implementation of the RIO deal by MSOs is not co-incidental.
“The platform operators are meeting in Delhi in order to decide on the modus operandi for implementation of the RIO deal, the deadline for which is 10 November,” says a MSO, who is likely to be a participant of the meeting.
The TDSAT in its order has asked the MSOs to sign the RIO deals with Star before 10 November, failing which the broadcaster can disconnect its signals.
The meeting is likely to be attended by Manthan, Siti Cable, GTPL, Hathway among others.