TRAI tariff order positive for distributors – Hathway Cable

TRAI tariff order positive for distributors – Hathway Cable

2018-09-06T15:55:03+00:00 On

The upcoming new system of selling television channels in India will de-risk the business model of distribution companies such as cable and DTH providers, the country’s largest cable feed provider said. Starting in 2019, television channel operators will no longer be allowed…

Airtel, Netflix sign content-sharing, billing agreement

Airtel, Netflix sign content-sharing, billing agreement

2018-08-27T12:35:16+00:00 On

Airtel and Netflix announced an expansion of their partnership in India through which the telecom operator will sell and promote Netflix content to its customers. Airtel TV, the video app from the operator, will have a dedicated row of Netflix content. It…

Bharti Airtel to be ‘careful’ about content investments, prefer tie-ups

Bharti Airtel to be ‘careful’ about content investments, prefer tie-ups

2018-07-30T12:51:28+00:00 On

Reliance Jio’s delays in ‘going pay’ with its content suite seems to be giving rivals like Bharti Airtel pause for thought as far as their content plans are concerned. Jio unveiled a large suite of content applications when it launched its telecom…

Sun Direct threatens to remove Star India channels from all packs

Sun Direct threatens to remove Star India channels from all packs

2018-07-13T10:00:44+00:00 On

Sun Direct, the No.1 direct-to-home service in South India, has threatened to remove all channels of India’s largest broadcasting company, Star India, from all its subscription packs from August 1. The channels will continue to be available on the platform, but users…

Analyst calls Reliance Jio’s GigaFiber targets unrealistic

Analyst calls Reliance Jio’s GigaFiber targets unrealistic

2018-07-09T14:35:49+00:00 On

Market tracker CyberMedia Research has called Reliance Jio’s 4G and GigaFiber broadband subscriber targets unrealistic, and said it did not see the company meeting the year-end target of 300 mln for its 4G service or the 50 mln target for its fiber…

Does Jio GigaFiber & GigaTV mark the end of Cable & DTH industry?

Does Jio GigaFiber & GigaTV mark the end of Cable & DTH industry?

2018-07-09T14:21:19+00:00 On

India’s cable company stocks have fallen by about 15%-25% since Reliance Jio, India’s largest telecom company by volumes, yesterday announced the commencement of its long-awaited fiber broadband and TV service from August 15. It is feared that the company’s entry can lead…

ALTBalaji adding 25,000-30,000 paid users per day – CEO

ALTBalaji adding 25,000-30,000 paid users per day – CEO

2018-06-08T11:01:52+00:00 On

ALTBalaji, the biggest Indian provider of original online content, is signing up paid users at the rate of 25,000-30,000 per day, said Nachiket Pantvaidya, the CEO of Balaji Telefilms, the company behind the app. “We expect to have┬ápaid users of 10 mln…

PVR opens Vellore’s biggest cinema at Silk Mill

PVR opens Vellore’s biggest cinema at Silk Mill

2018-06-07T11:27:10+00:00 On

PVR Ltd, India’s largest cinema chain, became even bigger today with the opening of a 5-screen multiplex at Vellore near Chennai, taking the total screens to 630. The latest property has been opened at Velocity, Silk Mill, Gandhinagar and has a total…

Porn on Phone? You could go to prison for 3 years

Porn on Phone? You could go to prison for 3 years

2018-06-06T17:02:56+00:00 On

People carrying pornographic or other indecent material on their phones can end up getting prison terms of up to three years under a new law proposed by the ministry of women and child development headed by Maneka Gandhi. Under the ‘Indecent Representation…

Airtel Digital to continue HD channel additions, says no spectrum constraint

Airtel Digital to continue HD channel additions, says no spectrum constraint

2018-04-26T12:13:28+00:00 On

Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal said his company’s DTH service, Airtel Digital, will continue adding new HD channels and was not facing any capacity constraints in this regard. Addressing investor queries after the company’s quarterly results announcement, Vittal said Airtel Digital has…

India facing 37% shortfall in DTH spectrum – I&B ministry

India facing 37% shortfall in DTH spectrum – I&B ministry

2018-04-06T12:07:28+00:00 On

India has a total registered demand of 175 satellite transponders for DTH services, but only 111 transponders are currently available, Rajyavardhan Rathore, junior minister for information and broadcasting said, adding that efforst are on to rectify the situation. Satellite transponders refer to…

Star India issues disconnection notice to Videocon D2h

Star India issues disconnection notice to Videocon D2h

2018-03-20T13:45:03+00:00 On

Star India, which recently won the rights to the Indian Premier League by offering to pay a whopping Rs 16,348 cr over five years, has issued a disconnection notice to Videocon D2h DTH service. This follows a similar warning issued to users…

REVEALED: Upcoming channels from Star India, Zee Entertainment & Sun TV

REVEALED: Upcoming channels from Star India, Zee Entertainment & Sun TV

2018-03-15T13:54:04+00:00 On

Trademark filings have given a peek into dozens of upcoming channels planned by broadcasting companies such as Star India, Zee Entertainment and Sun TV. According to trademark filing data made available by Quickcompany.in, Zee Entertainment is planning to launch around a dozen…