Direct to Home (DTH) majors, including Tata Play and Dish TV, have written to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), seeking a level-playing field with over-the-top (OTT) content distributors. Responding to the consultation paper, set up by the TRAI, seeking comments on how to improve ease of doing business in the telecom sector, DTH players said the industry has been struggling under the burden of undue licensing, while OTT continues its fast-paced growth without any licensing burden.
“The DTH sector has been operational for several years, and provides employment to large section of the society. However, the DTH sector is finding it difficult to thrive in recent years, owing to numerous factors, including fast paced growth of OTT with no regulatory and licence framework,” Tata Play told the regulator. The Hindu BusinessLine