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Cable digitisation to transform India’s US$7bn TV industry

The government mandate to digitise India's fragmented cable TV network will provide a boost for the state economy, consumer choice, broadcasters' revenues, cable and direct to home (DTH) subscriptions, ...


Court orders stay on Tamil Nadu DTH entertainment tax

The Madras High Court has imposed a stay on the Tamil Nadu State Government's decision to impose a 30% entertainment tax on direct to home (DTH) satellite TV services, following a petition by Dish TV. ...


Dhoots may sell stake in Videocon d2h

Dhoots, the promoter of picture tube maker Videocon, is reportedly to sell its minority holding in Bharat Broadcasting Corporation, which runs the Videocon d2h direct to home (DTH) satellite TV service ...


... top box, India's metro-based consumers will be unable to access the cable channels they previously received on analogue networks come July. So, direct to home (DTH) satellite TV operators are reportedly ...


High definition IPL coverage extends reach

The fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be broadcast across India in all its high definition glory by direct to home operators Tata Sky, Sun Direct, Dish TV, and Airtel Digital TV, in ...


Over 5MN set-top boxes shipped to India in Q1

... mandatory introduction of cable TV digitisation, conditional access systems, popularity of direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV, and the declining prices of set-top boxes (STBs) are fuelling the latter's ...


Dish TV India explores domestic DTH set-top box supply

India's largest direct-to-home (DTH) operator Dish TV may source domestic set-top boxes (STBs) to offset rising costs associated with the weakening rupee. With the overseas component costs needed to ...


Shenzen Coship to start STB manufacturing in India

... (KCCL) plus direct-to-home (DTH) platform Sun Direct. It is also reportedly in talks with Videocon d2h.    ...


Tata Sky ready for customer influx with metro digitisation

Tata Sky is preparing for an influx of new subscribers to its direct to home (DTH) satellite TV service in the run up to the mandatory digitisation this year of the cable network in India's four metros. ...


TRAI to examine cross media ownership

... TV, direct to home (DTH) and Internet protocol television (IPTV) – or vice versa. PTI sources suggest the Information and Broadcasting Ministry believes measures may be required to ensure fair growth ...


Delhi awash with set top boxes ahead of analogue switch off

... and reportedly alleged that digitisation was aimed at benefiting the direct to home (DTH) operators. Takru strongly denied the claim, according to Indian Television. Takru also told the audience there ...


Videocon to step up set-top box production

India's Videocon Industries is to establish a new set-top box (STB) manufacturing facility by the end of 2014 with an annual capacity of one million units. Anirudh Dhoot, director, Videocon Industries, ...


Indian DTH operators air too few DD channels

Three of India's six private direct-to-home (DTH) satellite operators have been sent ministerial show cause notices for not showing all of the mandatory TV channels from state broadcaster Doordarshan (DD). ...


Tata Sky adds 15 channels to DTH bouquet

Indian satellite TV operator Tata Sky has added nine standard definition (SD) and six high definition (HD) channels to its subscription-based direct-to-home (DTH) service. The nine new SD channels ...


Cable TV digitization to aid Indian set top box, HD market

... satellite TV in India to grow at a slower pace than last year, when 10 million subscribers took up new services from direct to home (DTH) operators. Digital cable set top box (STB) deployments will, ...


DTH operators lose battle over Gujarat entertainment tax

Indian direct to home (DTH) satellite TV operators have been ordered to pay within two weeks the entertainment tax due to the government of Gujarat by an Ahmedabad court. The division bench of acting ...


IPL TV audience to rise 2.5%, online viewing gains share

... to the report. T Gangadhar, managing director, MEC India said 38% of its survey respondents claimed they had watched a part of IPL online in 2011. "It means that the live streaming of the league is a ...


Consultation promised on Indian regulator’s digital TV guidelines

... and niche content; an improved viewing experience; better quality of service; and benefits from intense competition between cable and direct to home (DTH) operators.  ...


Tata Sky provides ATM DTH top-up option

Recharge facilities are now being provided at Yes Bank ATMs for subscribers of Indian direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV provider Tata Sky, in addition to existing top-up services provided by its retailers, ...


India’s TV sector to grow 17% over 5 years despite slowdown

... that the industry must solve more urgently than anticipated," said Yash Chopra, chairman, Ficci Entertainment Committee. Digital delivery, via direct to home (DTH) platforms or increasingly digital cable ...