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Unused DTH STBs could be worth 750 mn USD: TRAI

Unused DTH STBs could be worth 750 mn USD: TRAI

Up to 30 million Set Top Boxes (STBs) of Direct to Home (DTH) operators worth nearly 750 million US Dollars may be lying unused in the country mainly because of non-interoperability, broadcasting sector regulator TRAI has said.

DTH players may get large share in last phase of digitisation

DTH players may get large share in last phase of digitisation

The direct-to-home players are expected to get a big share of the digitisation market in the phase IV areas as the fragmented market will not be profitable for cable operators, says rating agency ICRA

Govt mulls raising FDI cap to 100% in DTH, cable networks

Government is considering a proposal to raise FDI limits to 100 percent in broadcasting carriage and content services, including DTH and cable networks, aimed at attracting overseas investment and improve infrastructure.

DD seeks action against Tata Sky for not airing its channels

National Broadcaster Doordarshan has sought action against leading Direct to Home(DTH) operator Tata Sky for allegedly taking off 'DD Bharati' and some other channels from its platform, saying it was in violation of the norms.

Now get mobile recharge, travel tickets at Fair Price Shops

Delhiites can now recharge their mobile phones, DTH cards, book tickets and buy many other things at Fair Price Shops (FPS) in the city with the Delhi government liberalising the policy for sale of goods and services through these outlets for subsidised rations.

DTH operators complain to HM about jammers disrupting service

Direct-to-Home (DTH) television operators have sought Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention to sort out the issue of alleged disruption of their services by local cable operators using jammers.

TRAI recommends extension of licence period for DTH operators

Broadcast regulator TRAI Wednesday recommended extension of licence period of direct-to-home (DTH) operators to 20 years, while proposing bringing down fees to 8 percent of the adjusted gross revenue.

Sun Direct opens 200 'Sunshine' customer service centres

Chennai Sun Direct, DTH player of the Kalanithi Maran-owned Sun Group, has launched 200 'sunshine centres' in South India aimed at providing end-to-end services to customers.

TRAI to recommend renewal procedure for DTH licences

Broadcast regulator TRAI has initiated a consultation process to suggest guidelines for renewal of Direct to Home (DTH) licences after the I&B Ministry wrote to it seeking recommendations.

TRAI notifies tariff order for digital cable, DTH

Come January, multi system and DTH operators will have to ensure that a la carte rate of a pay channel should not be more than twice the price at which it is offered wholesale.

Indian DTH market revenue to cross $5 bn by 2020: Study

The Indian DTH industry is estimated to have clocked a revenue of about USD 1.5 billion in 2012.

DTH will fetch cinema more money: Manoj Bajpayee

After Kamal Haasan, Manoj Bajpayee has advocated direct-to-home (DTH) releases, saying this will spell higher profits for filmmakers.

Kamal Haasan revises release plans, but says DTH future of cinema

Kamal Haasan may have had to drop the idea of premiering his bilingual ‘Vishwaroop’ on Direct To Home at the behest of distributors but still feels "DTH is the future of cinema".

DTH premiere of 'Vishwaroopam' before theatre release ruled out

Actor-Director Kamal Haasan virtually ruled out the premiere of his film `Vishwaroopam` on Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform ahead of its release in theatres, admitting a `change of mind` on proceeding with his controversial decision which had met with stiff resistance from a section of theatre owners.

`Vishwaroopam` postponement was conscious decision: Kamal Haasan

Kamal said the decision to postpone the release of ‘Vishwaroopam’ was a conscious decision.

All actors have become businessmen, regrets Kamal Haasan

He has a filmography of 150 and enjoys superstar status but actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan says he is a dissatisfied man.

Theatre owners threaten against screening `Viswaroopam`

Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association and Madurai-Ramanathapuram United Film Distributors today threatened not to screen Tamil super star Kamal Hassan`s flick `Viswaroopam` in Madurai and Ramanathapuram districts, if it was broadcast on DTH platform on January 10, a day ahead of the film`s theatrical release.

`Vishwaroopam` to release on DTH first

Kamal Haasan has confirmed his upcoming film ‘Vishwaroopam’ will be released on DTH.

Govt seeks fresh TRAI recommendations on cross media ownership

Sources said that I&B Secretary Uday Kumar Varma has written to new TRAI chairman Rahul Khullar on May 16 in this regard.

Exset bets big on cable digitisation in India

Amsterdam-based Exset is keen on partnering cable operators to set up a venture in Headend in the Sky (HITS), which provides digitally compressed programming via satellite, to tap the multi-crore digitization opportunity in the country.