Antrix Corporation has disconnected the transponder service to the direct to home (DTH) operator Reliance Big TV due to non-renewal of agreement and non-payment of outstanding dues. The services stopped on 15 April.
The broadcasters can now discontinue signals to the DTH operator Reliance Big TV (RBTV), as the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has withdrawn the interim protection granted to RBTV by allowing broadcasters to disconnect signals for non-payment of dues.
The shareholders of the leading DTH operator Dish TV can now sell their shares to promoters of Dish TV, as they have made an open offer for acquiring 26% stake in the company for a total consideration of Rs 3701 crore in cash.
Information and Broadcasting (I&B) minister Smriti Irani said that the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) have received 3,403 complaints against private direct to home (DTH) operators in the last three years till March-April 2018.
The minister of state (MoS) in the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said in the Lok Sabha that there will be enough satellite capacity on Indian satellites in the next three years to facilitate the migration of Direct To Home (DTH) operators from foreign to indigenous satellites.
The direct-to-home (DTH) operator Bharti Telemedia (Airtel Digital TV) has finally reached content agreement with broadcaster Star India. The customers of the DTH operator were tense as the renewal was getting delayed and they feared they might miss the Indian Premier League (IPL) telecast on Star Sports network.
India’s premier youth entertainment portal 101India.com partners with Toronto based media giant QYOU Media for its newly launched service on Tata Sky, The Q India. The localized service will showcase premium digital content curated from popular content creators and broadcast it on TV.
Tata Sky, India’s leading integrated content distribution platform across DTH and OTT, has launched its newest offering, a carefully handpicked bouquet of international entertainment content.
To attract viewers who want uninterrupted good quality international content, the direct-to-home (DTH) operator Tata Sky is now offering ‘Tata Sky World Screen’ for just Rs 75 per month. Users can access to select series and movies from across the world, running 24×7, where most of the shows have never been available in India so far. The content will be sources from countries like Russia, French, Italian, and Portuguese with English sub-titles.
As the upcoming IPL matches are closing in, Star India is looking to earn as much revenue as possible. But its vaulting ambition is not supported by DPOs. In latest such development, the dispute between it and direct-to-home (DTH) operator Bharti Television (Airtel Digital TV) over content deal renewal has escalated with no light in sight.
The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), on March 21, said that the direct-to-home (DTH) operator Reliance Big TV (RBTV) must clear its dues or face disconnection from Antrix Corporation.
Broadcaster Star India has issued disconnection notices to DTH operators Dish TV and Videocon d2h. The channel has already issued such a notice to another DTH operator Bharti Telemedia, which operates under Airtel Digital TV brand. As a matter of fact, Dish TV and Videocon d2h are close to merging their operations. The merger would create a distribution behemoth with a combined subscriber base of 29 million.
The direct-to-home (DTH) operator Reliance Big TV (RBTV) has got the disconnection notice from Times Network. The notice has been issued for non-payment of subscription fee and non-signing of the subscription agreement.
To offer better video on demand (VoD) experience, the leading DTH platform Tata Sky has partnered with video experience provider Accedo. Accedo will help Tata Sky Mobile video service by creating a unified live and Video-On-Demand (VOD) experience across web, Android, and iOS devices.
In a business-friendly move, India Post has partnered with the direct-to-home (DTH) operator Reliance Big TV; it will book HD STB in Maharashtra and Goa.
Answering a question in the Lok Sabha, the Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that Doordarshan’s free direct-to-home (DTH) platform Free Dish has seen a drop in its TV channel offering; it is now offering 72 channels. Earlier, it offered 80 channels.
The leading telecom service provider Airtel’s board has approved the transfer of 19% equity share in its direct-to-home (DTH) subsidiary Bharti Telemedia to a subsidiary company Nettle Infrastructure Investments. Bharti Telemedia provides DTH service under Airtel Digital TV brand.
The Taiwanese set top box (STB) chipset provider ALi Corporation has been hired by the DTH operator Videocon d2h for the development of its next-gen high-definition (HD) STBs.
The direct-to-home (DTH) operator Bharti Telemedia and broadcaster Star India have been directed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to negotiate and reach an agreement.
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