MUMBAI: Bogged down by multiple taxation and regular hikes in taxes like service and entertainment, Indian direct-to-home (DTH) service providers have decided to pass on the burden to their customers. DTH operators like Dish TV, Tata Sky, Airtel digital TV and Videocon d2h are raising base pack prices. In the case of Dish TV and Videocon d2h, the uptick is to the tune of 10 per cent for all their packages. They say an increase is inevitable as they have been absorbing taxes for far too long and the industry viability itself is coming into question because the players have been bleeding. Airtel »»»
Star Movies HD, Star World HD, Star Gold HD, Star Plus HD and Life OK HD added on Dish TV DTH Service (Dish Tru HD) on AsiaSat 5 at 100.5 East. All these 5 Star Asli HD channels are available for Free for all Dish Tru HD subscribers. All the 5 Star Asli HD channels are available on the following numbers: Star Plus HD on channel no.5 Life OK HD on channel no.6 Star Gold HD on channel no.16 Star Movies HD on channel no.26 Star World HD on channel no.39 Star Movies HD, Life OK HD, Star Gold HD, Star World HD added on TP Freq: 12701, Vertical, 40700 and Star Plus HD on TP Freq: 12582, Vertical, 40700. They »»»
Telecom Lead Asia: Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications is in talks with South-based Sun Group to sell its DTH business for an estimated Rs 2,000 crore. Reliance Communications is the second Indian telecom operator, which is facing tough competition due to the ongoing digitization move, to decide to exit from the DTH business. Bharti Airtel, India’s #1 telecom operator, is in talks with Liberty Global and a couple of private equity firms to sell 25 percent stake in its direct-to-home (DTH) business. Both are trying to exit from satellite business due to financial issues. Reliance Communications »»»
New Delhi, 18th Sep’12: In yet another first and pioneering initiative by the industry leader, Dish TV India – Asia’s largest DTH operator launched recharge option through Interbank Mobile Payment Service (IMPS), an initiative through National payment corporations of India (NPCI) which is an umbrella organization for retail payments in India and was incorporated by untiring efforts of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Indian Banks Association (IBA). Through this initiative, Dish TV will provide its 13.5 million subscribers a convenient option to make payment and recharge their account anywhere, »»»
Cinema TV has been added on Test 311 slot in DD Direct Plus. Cinema TV is a Hindi movie channel with a big library of old as well as new movies. The channel is an offering from Softline Group which also has Sadhna TV, Sadhna News channels in their network. ...
Dish TV, the largest Direct to Home (DTH) service provider raised rates for most of its monthly subscription packs by Rs 20 from July. The basic pack will now cost Rs 200, while one of its top end packs will be priced at Rs 380. Other DTH players Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV have also raised tariffs by close to 11% in their base packages this month. Media analyst Vikash Mantri, ICICI Securities told CNBC-TV18 that rate hike will lead to better profitability and better subscriber economics for the entire DTH (direct-to-home) pack. Since all the three players have taken similar rate hikes and at »»»
Mumbai: Television and fridge maker Videocon Industries, with interests in oil and energy, is planning to sell its direct-to-home (DTH) business Videocon d2h to one of its rivals, a person with direct knowledge of the development said, signalling a consolidation among six DTH operators. “The idea is to build scale with solid subscribers, but with a lower stake,” the person said. Videocon d2h, the last to enter this business in July 2009, competes with Dish TV, the market leader with most subscribers, Tata Sky, a joint venture between Tata Group and Rupert Murdoch’s Sky, Airtel Digital TV, »»»