MSM signs two-year fixed-fee dealwith Dish TV

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Multi Screen Media (MSM), the
network that operates 11 SD and three HD
channels, has renewed its carriage deal with
direct-to-home (DTH) operator Dish TV.
The two parties have signed a two-year fixed-fee
deal, according to a source close to the
development
Earlier, MSM’s former distribution joint venture
(JV) partner Discovery Communications had
signed a carriage deal with Dish TV.
It may be recalled that MSM and Discovery had
ended their more-than-12-year JV after the
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had
limited the scope of content aggregators by
disallowing bundling of channels from more than
one broadcaster.

While the commercial details of the deal are not
known, Dish TV MD Jawahar Goel told
TelevisionPost.com that the content cost
guidance for FY15 is a single-digit increase year-
on-year. Goel also said that the company is
doing a mix of cost-per-subscriber (CPS) and
fixed-fee deals.

Dish TV’s commercial arrangement for the
channels being distributed by MSM Discovery
excluding Six, Six HD and Set HD had expired on
31 October 2014.

Dish TV opted for MSM channels excluding Six,
Six HD and Set HD on the basis of reference
interconnect offer (RIO) as the parties could not
arrive at an agreement following negotiations.


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