DTH

  • Tata Sky announces Everywhere TV smartphone app October 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Tata Sky, one of the leading directtohome service providers in the country, has announced the launch of Everywhere TV, which will allow subscribers to enjoy their favourite TV channels and moviesondemand anytime, anywhere. Available to Tata Sky subscribers, the service can be availed by downloading Tata Sky's Mobile app from...
  • Vodafone,ICICI launch MPesa money transfer service in Bihar August 6, 2013

    Telecommunication major Vodafone India in association with ICICI bank has started the unique money transfer and payment service "MPesa" in Bihar and Jharkhand where banking network and financial penetration is inadequate, particularly, in rural areas. "The 'MPesa' service launched in December last year is available across 32 districts and 250 tehsils...
  • Cable TV digitisation to be over within a year: Report April 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The process of full digitisation of cable TV systems in the country is expected to be over well before the end of the current fiscal given a sharp surge in the installation of settop boxes by large distributors, a report has said. The large cable TV distributors, known...
  • I thank my parents for the award: Birju Maharaj March 18, 2013

    Chennai: Pandit Birju Maharaj said he would like to thank his parents for the National Award he won Monday for best choreography for Kamal Haasan's multilingual spy-thriller 'Vishwaroopam'. "I got to know that I won the National Award through calls I have been receiving since evening. I never had any expectations...
  • 5 ideas that could change entertainment as we know it February 8, 2013

    1. Multiscreen media consumption The Idea Imagine this: On your smartphone you notice that a friend has shared the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy. You start watching it, but then, realising your tablet is nearby, decide to watch it on the bigger screen. The episode seamlessly 'transfers' across devices, to...
  • Manoj Bajpayee: DTH will fetch cinema more money January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: After Kamal Haasan, Manoj Bajpayee has advocated directtohome (DTH) releases, saying this will spell higher profits for filmmakers. Kamal Haasan wanted to premiere his bilingual 'Vishwaroopam' on DTH before taking it to the theatres, but he had to revise his plans following protests from the distributors. Manoj, however, feels...
  • Vishwaroopam not to be premiered on DTH on Jan 10 January 9, 2013

    Chennai: The premiering of Kamal Haasan's new movie 'Vishwaroopam/Vishwaroop' first on directtohome (DTH) platform may not happen on January 10 as Rajkamal Films has postponed the release date, say DTH operators. "We have a communication (from Rajkamal Films) about the postponement of movie release on DTH platform and in theatres," Salil...
  • Vishwaroopam: Kamal Haasan files police complaint January 7, 2013

    Chennai: Amid stiff opposition to the release of his movie 'Vishwaroopam' on DTH format, actor Kamal Haasan today complained to police he has been receiving threats that the movie would be pirated and power supply to the cinemas screening it will be suspended. "I have been receiving threats that the film...
  • Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' to first release on DTH December 11, 2012

    Kamal Haasan has confirmed his upcoming magnum opus, bilingual film 'Vishwaroopam' will be released on DTH platform one day before the theatrical release of the film. ...
  • No extension of deadline on cable digitalisation: Soni September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Ruling out extension of deadline for digitisation of cable television beyond October 31, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Friday said Delhi was lagging behind other metros in this process. Soni met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and asked her to ensure that all households having cable TV...
  • Mumbai, Delhi TV viewers suffer in DTHcable war March 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Home after a hard day's work you plonk on the couch and switch on the TV with a fancy directtohome (DTH) connection to watch that game you'll dexterously accommodate in all office conversations tomorrow. Too bad! The picture is hazy. You slap the idiot box around a bit, and...
  • CNBCTV18 Prime HD: India's 1st HD Biz Channel November 14, 2011

    Mumbai: In a pioneering move, CNBCTV18, India's No 1 business news channel, has launched a new premium business news service, 'CNBCTV18 Prime HD', focused on the needs of India's rapidly expanding investor and financial services community. Available in addition to the existing CNBCTV18 channel, 'CNBCTV18 PRIME HD' will be broadcast...
  • CNBCTV18 launches India's First HD Business News Channel October 25, 2011

    Mumbai: In a pioneering move, CNBCTV18, India's No. 1 business news channel, will be launching a new premium business news service, 'CNBCTV18 Prime HD', focused on the needs of India's rapidly expanding investor and financial services community. To be available in addition to the existing CNBCTV18 channel, 'CNBCTV18 PRIME HD' will...
  • Eclipse to elation for Sun TV in one year December 7, 2009

    In December 2007, the sun almost set on Kalanithi Marans media empire. The television mogul, who rose from a cassette magazine entrepreneur to a billionaire in just 16 years, had crossed the path of the most powerful political family in Tamil Nadu. The apparent trigger was a poll published in...
  • Forbes India: Telly truths about DTH, cable TV September 10, 2009

    Enabling Choice Before the advent of DTH television, local cable operators carved out their own neighbourhood fiefdoms and guarded them zealously (mostly by sabotaging the equipment of new rivals). All of them offered the same preset bouquet of channels. In contrast, DTH users can select channel plans based on preference and...
  • Forbes India: A TV story, retold August 13, 2009

    The consistent surge in subscription revenues for the past few quarters at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) might have come as a surprise to its competitors and stock market analysts, but for the ZEEL top brass, its an affirmation of their strategic goal set many years ago. Their subscription revenues...
  • Indian telecom growth hit by policy disputes: TRAI March 20, 2009

    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman Nripendra Misra has said that the Indian telecom story is still strong but at the same time he also admitted that growth has been hit by policy disputes and that the regulator must be given greater power. Misra also said that auction is...
  • Tech Toyz: What's new in TataSky+ November 23, 2008

    Tech Toyz takes a close look and passes its verdict on TataSky+, an amphibious camera, a bluetooth mobile cum audio headset and other hot gadgets in tech lab. TataSky+ is a new DTH service from Tatas. The company says it gives a viewer complete control over TV. It allows viewers...
  • Storyboard: The DTH war goes public October 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The DTH business is becoming cutthroat with all the new players like Reliance and Airtel coming in. The companies are now using ambush advertising and there are also many freebies on offer along with DTH connections this festive season. ...
  • Halfandhalf: Check out Aamir's twofaced act August 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Actor Aamir Khan seems to be on an endorsement spree. After being declared the brand ambassador for Incredible India's 'Atithi Devo Bhava' campaign, the actor will feature in an advertisement for a DTH (Direct To Home) service provider. Aamir's character in the 70secondlong TV commercial is inspired by a...
  • TRAI favours 74 pc FDI in DTH, Cable Network April 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has suggested hiking foreign investment limits in FM radio, TV news channels and DTH. It has proposed hiking the limit in FM radio to 49 per cent from the current 20%. It also wants the limit in news channels to 74 per cent...
  • Consumer verdict: DTH, way ahead of digital cable January 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Consumers seem to have given their verdict to demystify the digital cable versus DTH debate. The consumers choose service over price. DTH, which requires an initial investment of about Rs 3000 is way ahead of digital cable, which has an activation charge of just Rs 250 and...
  • INSAT 4B may start DTH space war June 8, 2007

    Bangalore: While others vie for his job, President A P J Abdul Kalam is busy dedicating a new satellite to the nation. INSAT4B will be formally dedicated to the country at ISRO's Master Control Facility at Hassan in Karnataka. It's a big boost to the Direct to Home (DTH) broadcast...
  • DD and it's history of tussles June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Nimbus shelled out $ 612 million for a fouryear period and now, it wants its feed to be encrypted by Doordarshan (DD). This would mean the feed reaches only houses on the terrestrial network, and not through cable television that includes Prasar Bharti's DTH platform. But this isn't a new...
  • TRAI to ensure quality of DTH services June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will hold consultations over framing of laws shortly, to regulate the quality of service of directtohome (DTH) services in the country. With the roll out of CAS in metros, more and more people are vying for DTH and the latest move of TRAI...
  • DTH or settop? Clear confusion December 28, 2006

    New Delhi: After three days, pay channels will die out of over two million homes in CAS designated areas, if a settop box or a direct to home (DTH) antenna has not been installed. As the December 31 deadline approaches, competition is heating between providers; and consumers are being lured...
  • Dish TV launches Eng films on demand October 13, 2006

    New Delhi: Dish TV, India's first DirecttoHome provider, has announced the launch of Hollywood blockbusters on its 'Movie on Demand' service with the latest and popular English movies being made available on demand for the first time in the country's DTH space. For this premier valueadded service, Dish TV has entered...
  • Watch cricket on TV from own angle September 12, 2006

    New Delhi: Cricket fans can now turn into third umpires themselves. Starting with the trination series in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, Directtohome (DTH) provider Dish TV, in cooperation with Zee Sports, has initiated a novel concept whereby it gives subscribers the option to view the match from camera angles of their...
  • Govt okays Reliance's DTH foray September 12, 2006

    New Delhi: Decks have been cleared for RelianceADA Group headed by Anil Ambani to enter the directtohome (DTH) service, with the Government giving inprinciple approval. Sources said the letter of intent for the group's foray into DTH was given on Tuesday to Blue Sky Magic, a company of the RelianceADA group. When...
  • Mumbaikars upset over cable TV issue August 23, 2006

    Mumbai: Yael Crishna is your typical film buff. Back from a hard day's work, nothing is as welcome as a good movie. But now, with a blank screen where her movie channel should be, she's not happy. "The fact that I have to shell out more money to rent a movie just...