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Prepaid cable TV subscription to be proposed

Measures to smooth the introduction of mandatory digital cable TV are set to be announced by the Indian regulator, including a prepaid subscription model, itemised computer-generated billing, helpline ...


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 ...


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, ...


Flexible pricing from India's BoxTV VOD service

Indian on-demand video service BoxTV is introducing a number of subscription plans to encourage viewers onto the online content platform, starting with a weekend package and culminating with an annual ...


NDTV looks to cable digitisation to hit profitability

... digitisation is probably one of the most significant steps that has been taken in a long time," Vikram Chandra, chief executive of NDTV told Reuters. "We expect a boost to our subscription revenue from ...


Reliance Digital TV looks to increase subscriber base

... month. In addition, Reliance Digital TV (RDTV) is offering a standard set top box for INR 1690 combined with a free six month subscription to its value sports pack; a high definition (HD) set top box ...


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

... the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said a six minute cap per hour should be imposed on advertising on subscription TV channels to improve the viewer experience. India's 163 pay-TV ...


India’s Dish TV seeks $200mn equity injection

... attract new customers and make money from them in ongoing subscription fees. During the July to September quarter, Dish TV recorded a 48% revenue rise to INR 482 crore, compared to INR 326 crore in the ...


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

... predicts pay TV subscription fees will grow at an 11% compound annual growth rate from 2011-2016, driven by increased DTH and digital cable volume. The total number of pay TV subscribers in India is expected ...


Star TV launches four Indian networks in New York/New Jersey

... to Time Warner Cable customers via subscription on 10 July. A package including all four Star channels will be available for $19.99 per month in addition to a Time Warner Cable subscription. The Star ...


Digital TV tariff structure unveiled in India

... on 1 July. A viewer will be able to opt for a maximum of 100 free to air channels for a minimum INR 100 subscription, under the new rules. These will include five channels of each genre, including ...


Indian digitisation to bring freedom of TV channel choice

... World over subscriptions provide 70% of revenues of broadcasters and the remaining 30% through advertising. The trend was the opposite in India," said Takru. Greater accuracy about the channels viewed ...


BSNL to launch IPTV in Goa

... the new service. Providing both live television and video on demand, a monthly subscription charge for the IPTV service, after the purchase of a set top box, will set customers back between INR 100 and ...


Indian TV advertising faces new restrictions

... in the form of advertisement and subscription revenues." However, the current TV advertising environment in India has received much consumer criticism, says TRAI, and as such must be improved to benefit ...


Sun TV adds channels to US bouquet

... addition of new channels will provide the South Indian diaspora in the US greater variety, and provide the broadcaster with greater subscription revenues as a result. "Dish dominates the South Indian ...


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

... all Indian households, the report points to room for expansion yet in the sector. Ficci-KPMG predicts pay-TV subscription revenue will increase from 65% in 2011 to 69% by 2016. "In television, the ...


India’s Dish TV partners with Delhi's local cable operators

... subscription. The scramble for subscribers has been kick started by the India's government's mandate for cable digitisation. By 1 July 2012, the cable TV networks of India's four largest metro cities ...


Dish TV plans 19 channels in Andhra Pradesh

India's Dish TV is to launch 19 regional channels in Andhra Pradesh on 11 October, according to Business Standard. The nation's leading direct to home (DTH) satellite provider in terms of subscription ...


TV ad revenues to propel India to Asia’s 3rd largest market

... next five years. Combined, advertising and subscription revenues to pay-TV in India will grow at an average 12% per annum to 2016 to hit $15 billion (INR 733 billion), according to the new study unveiled ...


CAG slams performance of Arasu Cable TV

The revenue performance and subscription base of the Arasu Cable TV Corporation have been labelled ‘dismal’ by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), according to The Hindu newspaper. The ...