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Regulatory hurdles hamper pay-TV sector in India and China: CASBAA

... largest markets for pay-TV in the world. Their poor performance compares to the 95% grade attained by the developed markets of US and New Zealand. Out of the other Asian nations, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia ...


India 2020: digital pay-TV homes to number 130MN

About 60% (130 million) of all television homes in India will receive digital pay-TV by 2020, according to research from Media Partners Asia. Digital penetration of total pay-TV homes is due to double ...


NDS grows its share of “unrivalled” Indian pay-TV market

India's pay TV market is "unrivalled" in terms of opportunity, according to the NDS chief as he announced his company's conditional access and interactive software now powers pay-TV services in 20 million ...


Indian pay-TV industry hits back at regulator’s ad cap proposal

A proposal to halve the duration of advertising breaks on India's pay-TV channels by the country's regulator has been received with incredulity by broadcasters. In a discussion paper issued last week, ...


Consultation launched into pay-TV channel distribution in India

... cable operators. Around 75% of the total pay-TV market is controlled by four distribution agencies, and many cable operators consider the resulting high carriage fees unfair. A proposal to amend ...


India loses $1.4bn to pirates as Asia-Pacific pay-TV base grows 12%

... in the past year, with 53% of homes in the Asia-Pacific region now subscribing to pay-TV, says CASBAA. Indeed, there are now 420 multichannel TV connections across the Asia-Pacific region; more than ...


Videocon d2h hailed as world's fastest growing DTH service

... outshined even global competition." SNL Kagan places Dish TV (with 14.7 million subscribers) as the fourth largest pay-TV operator in the Asia-Pacific region; while Indian multi-system operator (MSO) Den ...


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

... and investment, says a new report from Media Partners Asia (MPA). "India's broadcasting and pay-TV market is on the cusp of a high growth value phase similar to North America between 1998 and 2003, ...


India’s digital TV penetration to rise to 50% by 2016

India will remain the key pay-TV market in Asia as the penetration rate of digital TV grows to encompass half the population by 2016 and 61% by 2020, says a new report from Media Partners Asia (MPA). Just ...


Cisco supports 150 million digital TV viewers in India

Cisco technology is helping bring digital pay-TV services to over 30 million Indian homes or 150 million viewers, based on the industry estimate of five people per household, the US IT giant claims. "The ...


India's DTH TV subscriber base tops 54.5MN

...  The figures also show the number of private satellite television channels now numbers 823 – in addition to state broadcaster Doordarshan. Of these private channels, 184 are pay-TV channels, according ...


Announcement on India’s digitisation plans imminent

... broadcasting industry through under declaration. In a 2011 report, Screen Digest said 72% of all pay-TV subscriptions in India are to analogue cable networks, with just 3% currently receiving digital ...


Indian MSO Bhagyanagar opts for Conax content security

... – a consortium of cable TV operators in the capital of India's fourth largest state Andhra Pradesh – will now be able to implement secure pay-TV models, reduce churn, smooth the way to digitisation, and ...


Tata Sky’s new VOD platform supplied by Ericsson

...  "The pay-TV market in India has now reached over 100 million subscribers. Considering the market potential, operators are looking at offering differentiated services in this increasingly competitive ...


ESPN, Star Sports may consider split in Indian JV

The market leading ESPN Star Sports (ESS) joint venture in India may come to an end in order to expand the pay-TV reach of the two broadcasters involved, according to the Financial Express. The Walt ...


India’s Sun TV launches action film channels for regional audience

The Sun TV Network is launching four action movie channels for pay-TV audiences in Southern India on 4 January. Running without advertising, the new 24 hour channels comprise Sun Action in Tamil, Gemini ...


TV to propel sport to a $2bn business in India

... "improved economy, a rebound in TV advertising, the on-going migration of sports to pay-TV and the resurgence of financial services and automobile companies to sponsorship." Sports industry revenues ...


Indian media revenues to soar to $25bn by 2015

... population are generating huge domestic demand for leisure and entertainment. India has over 600 TV channels; 100 million pay-TV households; 70,000 newspapers; and produces over 1,000 films a year. Furthermore, ...


India’s Dish TV posts surge in Q2 revenues

Indian direct to home (DTH) broadcaster Dish TV has posted a 48% rise in its second quarter revenues, as subscriptions to its pay-TV service grew 53% year on year. Dish TV's total revenues now stand ...


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. ...