To offer the best consumer experience in thriller &horror genre, the leading direct to home (DTH) operator Dish TV India has introduced a new value-added service (VAS) ‘Thriller Active’ which offers best thriller and horror TV shows and movies to Indian audiences on both its brands DishTV and D2H.
According to Dish TV chairman and MD (CMD) JawaharGoel, thrust on digital transactions has been beneficial for the direct to home (DTH) operator which has seen a sharp increase in its subscription collection due to recharges being done through digital platforms.
The troubled DTH operator Independent TV (formerly Reliance Big TV) has partnered with leading pay-TV broadcasters for exclusive content. The financially stressed DTH operator has started clearing outstanding dues of broadcasters who have in turn reciprocated by switching on the signals of their channels to the DTH firm.
The direct to home (DTH) Tata Sky has issued disconnection notice against 37 TV channels.The notice published in newspaper states that the channels will be discontinued from the platform three weeks from the publication of the same due to the violation of agreement and expiry of the agreement.
Earlier known as Reliance Big TV, the direct to home (DTH) operator Independent TV has witnessed its net loss going up more than nine times to Rs 119.3 crore in the fiscal ended 31 March 2018 compared to a net loss of Rs 12.78 crore in the previous fiscal.
To capture the lucrative markets in South India, the direct to home (DTH) operator Dish TV India’s D2H brand has started ‘Go for Highera’, a 360-degree TVC . The TVC campaign is available in the three southern languages across the three southern states.
The Chinese set-top-box (STB) manufacturer Skyworth Digital has got a contract from India’s leading DTH player Tata Sky to supply its newest DVB-S2 STB.
The leading DTH operator Tata Sky has partnered with Famhealt to offer an interactive service Tata Sky Family Health, which is an ad-funded service & will be available free for subscribers.
The money making free DTH service by the government DD Freedish , which was controversially shut down by former I&B Minister SmritiIrani, will be revived now, as per media sources. The new minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is set to restart it.
In a bid to capture the lucrative Tamil cinema markets, the leading direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky is planning to launch Tata Sky Tamil Cinema on 11 September. It will be priced at Rs. 45 per month.
The direct to home (DTH) operator Dish TV India has unveiled the ‘Fitness Active’, a 24×7 service which will be available at just Rs 40 per month in both Hindi and English language. The service will be available for a free preview till 18 September. The fitness service will be available on channel number 132 on DishTV& d2h.
As per sources, on 28 August, Bharti Airtel got FDI clearance to offload 20% stake in DTH unit Bharti Telemedia to Warburg Pincusfor USD 350 million.According to the contours of the deal announced in late 2017, Bharti Airtel will sell its 15 per cent stake in direct-to-home arm, and the balance will be sold by another Bharti entity, which holds 5 per cent stake in the company.
Following the policy of ‘tit-for-tat’, the direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky has issued a disconnection notice to the broadcaster ZEEL. As reported earlier, ZEEL had issued a public notice stating that Zee channels will be pulled out from Tata Sky due to non-signing of the agreement.
The leading DTH operator Tata Sky will soon offer Israeli series Prisoners of War (Hatufim). This will be first Hebrew language series in India. The DTH player has partnered with global content and media producer and distributor Keshet International (KI).
The leading direct to home (DTH) operator Dish TV India has launched its Skill for Amazon Alexa. With this launch, DishTV’s customers will be able to find programmes and provide recommendations on programs, movies, sports, and music. They will enjoy voice-assisted TV viewing and content discovery experience with Alexa.
To woo Bhojpuri film lovers, the direct to home (DTH) operator Dish TV India has partnered with Shemaroo Entertainment. The DTH operator has launched ‘Bhojpuri Active’ service on Dish TV and d2h platforms. ‘Bhojpuri Active’ is a 24-hour service, and is now available on channel number 1556 on DishTV and channel number 861 on d2h platform.
From 1 August, Star India channel will be available on la carte basis on the platform of leading direct to home (DTH) operator Sun Direct, as per a notice issued by the DTH operator.
Due to thick sports events in recent times, the direct to home (DTH) Dish TV’s subscription revenue has spiked up 8.1% to Rs 1489.3 crore for the quarter ended 30 June as against Rs 1377.1 crore in the trailing quarter.
Tata Sky, the leading direct to home (DTH) operator, may file an application against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI)’s new tariff order, interconnection regulations, and quality of service (QoS) norms.
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