There was Rs 1 crore growth in the net profit of the direct to home (DTH) operator Sun Directfor the fiscal ended 31 March 2018. The operator has seen a marginal increase at Rs 45 crore compared to Rs 44 crore in the previous fiscal, while its PAT margin has fallen to 3.3% compared to 3.7% in the previous fiscal.
Following the complaint filed by the Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI), the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has asked Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Ltd (BECIL) to conduct an audit of the direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky.
Independent TV, the direct to home (DTH) operator, must pay its dues to the Department of Telecom (DoT) to get its licence from the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB). On 13 Nov, Independent TV filed an affidavit on 13 November disclosing the status of their claims and applications pending with the Department of Space (DoS) and I&B Ministry.
On 29 Nov, the leading DTH operator Dish TV’s MD Jawahar Goel wrote a letter to the broadcast and telecom regulator TRAI requesting it to rationalize costs and taxes being levied presently on the operators.
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The leading DTH operator Dish TV has become the only Media & Entertainment (M&E) organisation in the world to be certified with Maturity Level 5. It has been appraised at Level 5 (both Development & Services) of the CMMI institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).
The subscribers of the leading direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky now have six more TV channels to watch as the operator has added these channels from 16 November. These channels are: Naxatra News, and Cartoon Network HD+, Surya Bhakti, TV 24, News World India, and Shalini Plus.
The leading content maker JOP Network and the direct to home (DTH) operator Airtel Digital TV have reached an agreement to launch achannel, Hollywood Masala.
The illegal broadcasting of Indian content goes rampant in Pakistan. However, in recent raids, the Pakistan authorities confiscated a cache of smuggled Indian direct-to-home (DTH) equipment worth Rs 7.83 crore.
D2H, the DTH platform by Dish TV, is aiming to attract new customers with 100% cashback upon opting for standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD).
To remain relevant in this age of video on demand services, the leading direct to home (DTH) operator Dish TV India has so far invested Rs 35 crore on its soon to launch over the top (OTT) platform.
Popular channels like Kalaignar Isai Aruvi, KalaignarSirippoli, Al Jazeera, Manoranjan Movies, R Plus, Music F, Sangeet Bhojpuri, , Captain TV, Mega TV, News 7 Tamil, , Kalaignar, KalaignarSeithigal, Jinvani TV, Oscar Movies Bhojpuri, Mastiii, 9X Tashan, and SwaraSagar will go off air on the DTH platform Tata Sky for breach of contract and expiry.
The direct to home (DTH) operator Independent TV (Reliance Digital TV) has been directed by the Thane District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum to pay compensation to a Thane resident for deficiency in service.
Reliance Jio which had disrupted the telecom sector in Sep 2016 is now planning to disrupt the DTH markets in the country. It has a target of bringing in two-thirds of its 50 million fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) subscribers by snatching them away from existing direct-to-home (DTH) players.
In order to lure the movie loving people of South India, the leading direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky has unveiled value-added services (VAS) Tata Sky Telugu Cinema and Tata Sky Tamil Cinema, which is priced Rs 45/month.
The broadcaster Sony and leading DTH operator Tata Sky have been directed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to sort out their issue within 28 days (or by 11 Nov) and reach an agreement.
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.
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