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Call for rise in foreign funding cap for India’s news broadcasters

... FICCI also recommended the service tax applied to direct to home (DTH) satellite television operators should be reduced by 4% over the coming three years, given the increased burden of entertainment tax ...


India’s CIC tells government to reveal Maran stake in Sun Direct

... Caravan magazine, with the details of the satellite TV platform's shareholding pattern, arguing the information was commercial in nature. Jose then appealed to the CIC, who yesterday (31 January) found ...


India’s Dish TV 3Q revenues rise 31%

Dish TV, India's first direct to home (DTH) satellite television provider, has posted a 31.4% rise in operating revenues for the three months to 31 December 2011. The largest of India's DTH operators ...


Life TV adds to Star India’s GEC success

... to hold the four top spots in India's cable and satellite TV general entertainment genre.  ...


New Punjabi TV channel from Reliance, CBS joint venture

... from CBS dubbed in Punjabi, as well as Punjabi music and local programmes in Punjabi. The region has a large affluent base, with 78% television and 88% cable and satellite penetration, according to the ...


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, ...


Parliamentary approval for India’s cable digitisation bill

... TV piracy is rife in India, and was thought to account for US$1.4 billion in lost revenues in 2010, according to the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia.  ...


Zee TV HD now available via Videocon d2h

Indian direct to home (DTH) satellite TV operator Videocon d2h is adding Zee TV's high definition (HD) entertainment channel to its subscribers. "Our aim of continuously adding new HD channels is a ...


Doordarshan reaps INR763mn from DTH slot auction

Revenues of INR 736.1 million (US$14.26 million) have been raised by India's public television network Doordarshan (DD) from the e-auction to private broadcasters of 29 satellite slots on its free to air ...


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 ...


E-auction likely for India’s mobile TV slots

The Indian Government is reportedly preparing to sell by e-auction slots for mobile television, following the success of this method in allocating direct to home slots for private channels on the satellite ...


BBC Entertainment doubles Indian audience with Top Gear F1 special

... Digital direct to home (DTH) satellite platforms, as well as cable TV networks. Shourie says BBC Entertainment currently has around 90 big name advertisers, which like its viewers have been attracted ...


Al Jazeera welcomed by Prime Minister as channel launches in India

... their launch in India." Now available on Dish TV - India's largest direct to home (DTH) satellite platform in terms of subscriber numbers – the Qatar-based news channel will be available to 11.7 million ...


Pakistan requests India lifts film and TV ban

Pakistan has asked India to lift the ban on Pakistani films and satellite television channels in order to facilitate trade in the entertainment sector between the neighbouring south Asian nations. Tariq ...


Reliance Digital, ESPN bring India’s first F1 race in HD

... (DTH) service as part of Star India's Asli HD selection. The Indian satellite platform now offers its entire range of 250 TV channels at high definition quality of 1080p, with 2 million pixel frame resolution ...


India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is now examining the spectrum allocated to direct to home (DTH) satellite broadcasters as part of its growing inquiry into the 2G mobile frequency scam. Federal ...


Reliance Broadcast to launch new HD channel

... 90% of revenues earned by Reliance Broadcast, with the remaining 10% coming from audience subscriptions via cable and satellite TV platforms. According to reports in August, Reliance Broadcast – which ...


Indian cabinet sets out cable TV digitisation timetable

...  Cable TV remains the dominant pay-TV distribution platform in India, with a 75% market share compared to direct to home (DTH) satellite's 25%, according to a 2011 report from consultancy Screen Digest. ...


Ministry proposes 74% FDI limit for cable, DTH

... increased, reports moneycontrol.com. The draft note suggests that the same FDI limit be applied to cable TV, direct to home (DTH) satellite, and head-end in the sky (HITS) operations, according to the ...


Sun TV launches Malayalam children’s channel

... across cable TV networks and on the Sun Direct direct to home (DTH) satellite platform. It will also reportedly be available in Asia, Europe, the Gulf and the US. As well as on air and print advertising, ...