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India's Dish TV selects Broadcom DTH technology

Indian direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV giant Dish TV has selected US company Broadcom to supply integrated systems-on-a-chip to power its next generation of high definition (HD) set-top boxes. Dish ...


India TV appoints QW Naqvi as editorial director

QW Naqvi has joined India TV as editorial director, following his departure last year from rival Hindi news channel Aaj Tak. Naqvi, said India TV in its announcement, "is known to be a tenacious mentor ...


India’s DTH subscribers now top 44 million

The total number of homes subscribing to direct to home (DTH) satellite TV services in India has reached 44.4 million, up from 25 million in 2010, according to Singapore-based consultants Media Partners ...


Indian MSO Hathway to invest heavily in digital future

... have a presence in Kolkata through our joint venture company and expect to seed 200,000-300,000 boxes there," K Jayaraman, managing director and chief executive, Hathway Cable & Datacom is quoted as ...


BBC Entertainment doubles Indian audience with Top Gear F1 special

...  Some of the best episodes of Top Gear were compiled for the event which featured F1 drivers Rubens Barrichello, David Coulthard and Jenson Button, Deepak Shourie, director, BBC Worldwide Channels South ...


India’s filmmakers look to digital distribution

Distribution of movies over the internet or by direct to home (DTH) satellite TV platforms will provide new forms of revenue for Indian filmmakers, delegates at the FICCI Frames 2012 conference have heard. ...


Spark Punjabi to be carried by Reliance Digital TV

Big CBS, the Reliance Broadcast Network and CBS Studios joint venture, is to add its Punjabi regional television channel to the Reliance Digital TV direct to home (DTH) platform from 15 June. Spark ...


India's TV ratings continue to cause a stir as Kantar takes to the courts

... in India during 2103. The Delhi High Court has directed Kantar to file an affidavit on 29 January detailing its direct or indirect shareholdings in any advertising or broadcasting companies, as well ...


Head of Disney-UTV to bow out

Ronnie Screwvala is to step down as managing director of Indian media giant Disney-UTV from 1 January 2014. Siddharth Roy Kapur, who currently heads up UTV Motion Pictures, will be his replacement. Screwvala ...


Videocon d2h adds Pragya channel to bouquet

The health care and wellness channel Pragya is being added to the channel line up of Indian direct to home (DTH) satellite TV platform Videocon d2h. Citing the Indian DTH Market Forecast to 2012 report, ...


Sun TV adds channels to US bouquet

India's Sun TV Network has added four more channels to its US bouquet on the Dish direct to home (DTH) network. Tamil comedy channel Adithya TV; the Tamil Gemini Comedy channel; Malayalam music channel ...


Zee to spread US wings with Comcast and Time Warner

... subscribed direct to home (DTH) satellite TV service, Dish TV. Like its larger media rivals, the company is also expected to make acquisitions in a more consolidated market as the Indian Government has ...


Airtel DTH to premiere Vishwaroopam before its theatrical release

Airtel DTH is to premiere Kamal Haasan’s bilingual thriller Vishwaroopam before its worldwide theatrical release on 11 January 2013. The direct to home (DTH) service provider will show the Tamil and ...


Dish TV strikes revenue deal with cable operators

India's Dish TV is offering local cable operators revenue for each set top box they sell, as an incentive to encourage consumers to migrate from cable TV networks to its direct to home (DTH) platform. ...


India alive to golden opportunity of regional TV

... 120-140 billion," said panellist K Madhavan, managing director, Asianet. "Regional channels have a strong captive audience. One of the reasons for this high growth rate is the emerging new middle class ...


Cinema TV to launch into crowded Hindi movie space

Cinema TV, a new 24 hour Hindi film channel, will launch free to air across three of India's direct to home (DTH) satellite TV channels on 1 June. Currently available on Reliance Digital TV, Airtel ...


India close to realising 74% FDI cap for TV sector

A long anticipated hike in the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit to 74% for India's entire digital broadcasting sector is reportedly very close, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has disclosed. ...


History helps grow factual entertainment genre in India

... Investigation Network and Lifetime. Now reaching over 40 million homes in India, History is available from multi system operators Hathway Cable, In Cable, DEN Networks, and direct to home (DTH) via Tata ...


Comedy Central to launch in India next week

... will be among the shows on Comedy Central, which should be available at launch in about 20 million homes across India via cable and direct to home satellite TV platforms. "Comedy is the broadest of all ...


Discovery Science to launch Hindi feed

Discovery is to launch a Hindi feed for Discovery Science from 1 October. Discovery Science will now be available round the clock in Hindi and English on both analogue and direct to home (DTH) platforms ...