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Dish TV partners with Kaltura to power its OTT platform 'Watcho'

Dish TV India Limited, the world's largest single-country DTH Company has partnered with Kaltura, the leading video technology provider for its OTT platform Watcho. Kaltura TV Platform powers Watchos multiscreen access to linear, VOD and time-shifted TV along with third-party content.

Jun 24, 2019, 11:47 AM IST

Entertainment, cable, DTH to attract lower taxes under GST

Taxation on entertainment, cable and DTH services shall come down under the Goods and Services Tax regime as the 'entertainment tax' levied by states has been subsumed in the GST, the government said on Tuesday.

May 23, 2017, 12:40 PM IST

Airtel arm launches Android-enabled set top box

Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of Bharti Airtel, on Wednesday launched an Android-enabled set top box (STB) that will allow consumers to watch online content on television besides regular satellite channels.

Apr 12, 2017, 20:18 PM IST

Trai proposes uniform broadcast inter-connect guidelines for transmission of TV channels

In a move to check arm-twisting practices and bring in more transparency in broadcasting business, regulator Trai today proposed uniform inter-connection guidelines for transmission of TV channels across all available platforms like cable, DTH and IPTV.

Oct 14, 2016, 18:20 PM IST

Miffed over PM Modi's plan to air radio programmes in Balochi, Pak bans Indian TV channels

The PEMRA chairman said action against the dealers of Indian DTH would be launched with immediate effect.

Sep 01, 2016, 16:56 PM IST

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.

Apr 10, 2016, 14:26 PM IST

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

Mar 20, 2016, 11:47 AM IST

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.

Sep 20, 2015, 12:17 PM IST

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.

Jun 19, 2015, 00:18 AM IST

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.

Sep 07, 2014, 20:20 PM IST

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.

Jul 23, 2014, 18:42 PM IST

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.

Jul 23, 2014, 17:51 PM IST

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.

May 23, 2014, 15:46 PM IST

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.

Oct 06, 2013, 10:59 AM IST

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.

Sep 23, 2013, 22:35 PM IST

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.

Apr 15, 2013, 20:29 PM IST

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.

Jan 23, 2013, 12:53 PM IST

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".

Jan 18, 2013, 16:08 PM IST

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.

Jan 11, 2013, 19:56 PM IST

`Vishwaroopam` postponement was conscious decision: Kamal Haasan

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

Jan 09, 2013, 17:03 PM IST