button googleplaybutton appstorebutton blackberry

 

facebooktwitter2linkedinyoutube

 

General news

Tata Sky adds DTH channels, starts testing VOD over broadband

Indian direct to home (DTH) platform Tata Sky has added three regional news and a movie channel to its bouquet, while rumoured to have started trials of a new broadband delivered video-on-demand service.

Movies Now, a Hollywood film channel, joins the 200 plus channels available on the DTH platform, in addition to Suvarna News 24x7 for viewers in Karnataka; Asianet's Kannada news channel; and Zee 24 Ghante Chattisgarh, the state's exclusive satellite news channel.

Tata Sky, which now serves eight million subscribers via its Insat 4A delivered DTH service across India, has also been reported by the Hindustan Times to be planning to launch a Netflix-like video-on-demand (VOD) service in India. The service, which would require a connection via a LAN cable, will reportedly be restricted to subscribers who own a Tata Sky+ HD set top box, as it is the only decoder which features an Ethernet port.

According to local forum reports and tweets, the company which is jointly owned by Tata and News Corporation's Star Group, is now offering selected subscribers a trial of the yet to be publically unveiled VOD service.

Post your comments

    Most read news

    • Last 7 days
    • Last 30 days
    • Always
    Subhash Chandra, the chairman of Dish TV's parent company Essel Group, is looking to work with UAE authorities to stop residents...
    India's Information and Broadcasting ministry has asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to come up with measures to...
    Indian direct to home (DTH) satellite TV operator Videocon d2h is adding Zee TV's high definition (HD) entertainment channel to its...
    A device to inject new life into the tablet industry in India has been launched by the Indian government at a subsidised price of just...
    Pay-TV channels are to be added to Arasu Cable TV’s free to air package, which was re-launched by Tamil Nadu Government earlier this...
    India's 9X Media is to launch a new 24 hour Marathi music channel called 9X Jhakaas on 31 October, in what is set to be the first of...

    etg120x60fbtv120x60fbt120x60pp120x60pp120x60