02 Jul '11, 7am

Pay-TV's exclusive content to be cross-carried from August

SINGAPORE - A move requiring pay-television operators to share exclusive content - thus saving consumers the hassle of installing multiple set-top boxes - has been given the green light and will start next month. This means any pay-television retailers who have acquired exclusive content - called "qualified content" - after March last year must offer them to subscribers of other qualified pay-television retailers through the latter's set-top box. According to the press statement issued by the Media Development Authority (MDA) yesterday, pay-television operators must make the exclusive content available to the rival operator's customers unedited within five working days, to consumers who wish to subscribe to it, and at the same price. In its statement, MDA said the cross-carriage measure - aimed at "fostering a vibrant pay-television market to the benefit of consumers and i...

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