YO TV, Saral Jeevan, Tunes 6, Vaanavil TV, and Prameya News7 have been served disconnection notice by the leading direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky. The channels will not be available on the platform from 12 December.
The fate of sold DTH platform Reliance Digital TV is in limbo as after Sun TV Network, Discovery Communications India too has reached the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to recover dues.
Airtel, the telecom major, is planning to speed up the adoption of high definition (HD) set top boxes (STBs) on its DTH platform. The move makes sense as HD subscribers comprise more than a third of Airtel Digital TV’s subscriber base.
The curator of best-of-the-web video content for multi-screen distributionQYOU Media has announced that its content has premiered Tata Sky, the direct to home (DTH) platform under its content providing service ‘QYOU India’.
Actor Sunil Shetty’s FTheCouch (FTH) beauty studio and the direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky have reached a deal to launch Tata Sky Beauty. Users will be able to buy the service at Rs. 59per month.
Reliance Digital TV, the DTH arm of Reliance Communication, has been in news for many reasons; it has been recently acquired by Veecon. But it owes many crores to players like Sun TV Network. Sun has now moved to the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to recover outstanding dues to the tune of Rs 30 crore. RDTV’s licence expires on 18 Nov.
The Delhi-based Veecon Media and Television has given some lease of life to otherwise debt-ridden Reliance Communication by buying its DTH arm Reliance Digital TV. Both companies entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for this mega deal.
The DTH operator Tata Sky got a disconnection notice from Star India saying that the signals of its channels will be discontinued 21 days from the date of issue of notice.
As DTH operator Reliance Digital TV will be closing on 18 November due to expiry of its license, other DTH operators are luring its customers with attractive offers. Now after Tata Sky, Airtel Digital has also launched a special offer where Reliance Digital TV customers will have to submit Reliance Big TV STB and VC card to get AirtelSTB, Adapter, and Remote.
Airtel’s direct to home (DTH) arm Airtel Digital TV registered 58.6% depletion in its net subscriber addition during the quarter ended 30 September. The addition inn this quarter was merely 207,000 compared to 499,000 in the previous quarter. Its total subscriber base saw a 9% increase from 12.4 million subscribers in the previous FY.
Gone are the days when DTH operators imported only Chinese dish antennas. Now they are also sourcing locally. The new shift has given an impetus to local manufacturers like Chennai-based dish antenna manufacturer Nucleus Satellite Communications. It is now expecting a big growth from the Indian market.
The customers of soon-to-be- closed DTH operator Reliance Digital TV can now move to Tata Sky platform as both operators have reached an agreement. Tata Sky will provide free DTH connection to RDTV customers. But pack charges will apply as per applicable rates.
The direct to home (DTH) operator Reliance Digital TV will shut down on 18 November due to expiry of its DTH licence. Anil Ambani owned DTH company had its attempts to sell the entity but failed to find any buyer. It also tried to merge the entity with Sun Group’s Sun Direct but that also did not materialize.
According to media sources, Tata Group may sell its DTH arm to Bharti Enterprises. The DTH merger will follow the merger of the consumer telecom businesses of the two companies. Now after the merging the two companies, Airtel is also considering merging Airtel Digital TV with Tata Sky.
The direct to home (DTH) operator Reliance Digital TV has been asked by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to pay Rs.7.5 crore in two instalments to Antrix Corporation to avoid transponder suspension.
In a unique move, Videocon d2h and Skoda have reached an agreement to offer its subscribers a chance to have a detailed view of the newly launched Skoda Monte Carlo & Kodiaq through its HD Set Top Box (STB).
The existing channels on Freedish whose contracts have expired have got relief, as the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate (TDSAT) has asked PrasarBharati to allow them to continue on its free direct to home (DTH) platform Freedish on pro-rata basis till the time it comes up with a new policy decision or conduct e-auction of vacant slots.
Superstar SRK is promoting the Direct to home (DTH) operator DishTVwith its new marketing campaign ‘Har Dish HD’.The star communicates DishTV’s innovative proposition of offering HD channels along with all its popular packs starting as low as Rs 169+ taxes.
Doordarshan has been asked by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to suspend e-auctioning of slots on DD Free Dish, which were bought by private broadcasters on DD Free Dish until further notice. The Ministry will review the channel slot auction process on free-to-air direct-to-home (DTH) platform DD Free Dish.
In the financial year 2016, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) earned Rs 1068.6 crore from the six private DTH operators comprising Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV, Tata Sky, Videocon d2h, Sun Direct, and Reliance Digital TV, which has come down this financial year to 17.71% atRs 879.38 crore. However, it is still higher than FY15 collection at Rs 836.52 crore.
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