The DTH platforms have been warned by Prasar Bharati against violation of mandatory carriage norms. Its CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said that by not showing DD National on its service, the DTH platforms may face strict action.
Leaving its customers in great confusion, the DTH operator Independent TV stopped its services. The distributors are also clueless.
Tata Sky, the country’s leading DTH platform has unveiled ‘Room TV’ service for multi-TV connections. The new service helps make it more feasible for subscribers to choose packs for their multi-TV connections.
As MSOs and LCOs are not able to withstand the new TRAI Tariff Order and put in place the logistics, many DTH platforms are cashing in on the new shift. Airtel Digital TV has announced that it will offer everything to cash in on this opportunity.
The direct to home (DTH) operator Independent TV has been given a last chance by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to pay dues of Antrix Corporation or face disconnection of transponder service.
According to Dish TV India group CEO Anil Dua, Dish TV registered lower growth in subscriber addition in recent months; fourth quarter of FY2019 saw only 47,000 new subscribers. But he added that the largets DTH platform is aiming big by targeting 1.4 million net additions in FY 20.
The EBITDA of Bharti Airtel’s direct to home (DTH) arm Airtel Digital TV was at Rs 392.6 crore as compared to Rs 382.6 crore in Q3 and Rs 370.1 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. The reported EBITDA margin was at 37.4% in the current quarter, as compared to 37% in Q3 and 38.6% in the corresponding quarter last year.
On 2 June, Antrix Corporation was directed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) not to give effect to its termination notice to direct to home (DTH) operator Independent TV, if the latter clears the dues.
The leading direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky has registered a net profit of Rs 364 crore for the financial year ended 31st March (FY19), which is an increase of almost 5.7 times compared to a net profit of Rs 64 crore in the previous fiscal.
Increasing its stake from 48% to 51%, the leading direct to home (DTH) operator Dish TV has bought required number of shares in C&S Medianet, which is a joint venture (JV) between Dish TV and Siti Networks. Siti hold 48% in the company.
The plea of direct to home (DTH) operator Sun Direct challenging the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) direction to DTH operators on 1st May has now reached the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT).
As per a latest report by Rethink Technology Research’s Rethink TV, the direct to Home (DTH) subscribers base will fall alarmingly in coming years worldwide with more prominence in North America, Europe and Asia. The report however added that in some parts of the world DTH continues to provide an engine of growth for pay TV – but only in developing markets and only for a short while longer, notably India.
The leading direct to home (DTH) platform Dish TV has registered a consolidated net loss of Rs 1361.3 crore In Q4, that ended 31st March as against a net profit of Rs Rs 152.7 crore in the trailing quarter.
The leading DTH platform Airtel Digital TV and content house Shemaroo Entertainment have partnered and launched a subscription service ‘The Horror TV – Ab Lagega Darr’. The new service will offer a variety of horror movies, TV shows, and web series.
A total of 12 Hindi channels and three non-Hindi TV channels, which were hosted on MPEG4 slot on DD FreeDish went live from 16 May.
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