July 21st, 2022 4:18 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Requests Opinions Regarding Renewal of Multi-System Operator Registrations

In New Delhi, the telecom and broadcasting sector regulator TRAI  (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) asked for opinions from various stakeholders on Wednesday over the renewal of registration for multi-system operators, as well as the amount of fees associated with the procedure. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India sought input from various stakeholders on the provisions for multi-system operators to continue serving consumers after the registration has expired, while a... Read More

June 28th, 2022 7:02 AM 1 COMMENTS

Airtel or Tata Play: Which Android STB Should You Buy Today

Bharti Airtel and Tata Play are two of the oldest Direct-to-Home (DTH) operators in India. Both the companies are considered the finest service providers because of the consistency they bring to the table and the innovation that’s always constant. The era for HD and SD boxes is gone. This is the time for Android STBs (Set-Top Boxes) or Smart STBs in general. With a Smart STB, you can watch both... Read More

June 26th, 2022 4:58 PM 0 COMMENTS

D2h Offering These Amazing Channels for Less than Rs 1

D2h, one of the prominent Direct-to-Home (DTH) operators in India is offering some of the most heavily watched channels for less than Rs 1 per day. The channels that we are talking about are – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Hindi 1, Star Sports Hindi 1 HD, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten 3, and Sony Ten 3 HD. All of these channels are currently... Read More

June 25th, 2022 9:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

Dish TV Upgrading Users to HD Box for Rs 999 and Giving One Month Free Pack

Dish TV, the second-largest DTH (Direct-to-Home) operator in the country is upgrading users to its HD Box for Rs 999 only. But the offer is only applicable to the users who already own an SD STB (Set-Top Box). Along with the upgrade, the company will also offer users a free HD channel pack for one month. This will be yet another saving for the user. To give you perspective, the... Read More

June 15th, 2022 11:38 PM 5 COMMENTS

Viacom18 Bags Three Big Wins Related to IPL

Viacom18 has bagged three big wins related to the Indian Premier League (IPL). The entity is a joint venture between Network18, owned by RIL (Reliance Industries Limited – 51% stake) and Paramount Global (49% stake). Viacom18 was the highest bidder for digitally streaming IPL matches in the Indian subcontinent for seasons from 2023 to 2027. In addition to this, Viacom18 has won Indian digital rights for a special package of... Read More

June 3rd, 2022 7:57 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Again Extends NTO 2.0 Implementation Date for Broadcasters

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has extended the NTO (New Tariff Order) 2.0 implementation date for the broadcasters. Earlier, the regulatory body had directed all the broadcasters to implement the NTO 2.0 by June 1, 2022. But, in a new directive, TRAI has extended the last date for implementation of the new tariff order 2.0 to November 30, 2022. In addition to this, TRAI has asked all the... Read More

May 24th, 2022 10:19 AM 0 COMMENTS

Zindagi Channel Makes a Comeback on DTH Platforms

The Zindagi channel which was originally launched by Zee Entertainment Enterprises back in 2004 as a linear TV channel with its unique shows gained a lot of popularity amongst the targeted audience. However, the company shut down the original Zindagi TV channel and converted Zindagi into a digital-only service. Since then the shows have been made available on Zee’s OTT platform Zee5. Now in a new development, the company has... Read More

May 20th, 2022 7:11 AM 0 COMMENTS

Tata Play or Airtel Digital TV, Whose OTT STB Is a Better Option

  Tata Play and Airtel Digital TV are two of the top Direct-to-Home (DTH) operators in the country. Both the companies provide a premium OTT Set-Top Box (STB) to their users, giving them access to their favourite shows and programs on the go. The OTT STB from Tata Play is called Tata Play Binge+ STB whereas Airtel offers its Airtel Xstream Box. However, if you are a new buyer, it... Read More

May 19th, 2022 3:24 PM 0 COMMENTS

HITS Launches on Airtel Digital TV

Airtel Digital TV has now launched a new channel called Airtel HITS HD. The channel will take the users back to the most popular, iconic, and award-winning Hollywood television content from the 60s and 90s. It will be like taking a trip down the memory lane for most users who are a little old now. In fact, this is a great opportunity for people who missed out on Hollywood TV... Read More

May 11th, 2022 2:42 PM 9 COMMENTS

Active and Paying DTH Subscribers Reducing Every Quarter

The Direct-to-Home (DTH) operators are clearly struggling to keep active and paying users in their subscriber base. For consecutive quarters now, the number of active subscribers in the DTH sector has dipped. From 68.89 million users at the end of September 2021, the number of active paying subscribers for the DTH industry reduced to 68.52 million at the end of December 2021. If this feels like a small negative change... Read More

May 8th, 2022 2:09 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Seeks Stakeholders’ Views on New Tariff Order for Broadcast Services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is looking forward to the opinions and views of the stakeholders on issues related to the regulatory framework of the soon to be released amended order for the TV and broadcasting sector. The move from the sector regulator comes a month before the deadline to implement these orders which are popularly known as NTO 2.0. TRAI has requested stakeholders to submit their views... Read More

May 7th, 2022 10:13 PM 2 COMMENTS

Airtel Black – Two New Plans Introduced with Xstream Fiber, DTH and OTT Subscriptions

The telecom giant Airtel has introduced two new plans for the users of its Airtel Black services. The two newly launched plans have been priced at Rs 699 and Rs 1,599 and include access to Airtel Xstream Fiber, Landline and Airtel Digital TV services. The plans also include free subscriptions to some of the popular OTT platforms. Let’s take a look at the two latest plans launched by the company... Read More

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