February 26th, 2023 7:22 AM 3 COMMENTS

DTH and Cable TV Bills Going Up Won’t Help the Struggling Sector

Direct-to-Home (DTH) services will be more expensive for users in India after the implementation of the New Tariff Order (NTO) 3.0 from Feb 1, 2023. The immediate question that comes to mind is how is it a good move from the DTH companies? The shift to OTT (over-the-top) platforms by Indian consumers is happening as you read this. Rising DTH prices would only help with the growth of OTT platforms.... Read More

February 25th, 2023 7:12 AM 2 COMMENTS

Tata Play Binge+: Get OTT + DTH for a Reasonable Price

Tata Play Binge+ is the Android Set-Top Box (STB) offering from Tata Play. Earlier, the same STB used to be called Tata Sky Binge+. Tata Play Binge+ is the only Smart STB offering from Tata Play, India’s largest DTH (Direct-to-Home) service provider. Tata Play has been offering this STB to consumers across India for several years now. It is an impressive and powerful STB that can help you watch both... Read More

February 24th, 2023 4:51 PM 1 COMMENTS

Broadcasters and Cable Companies End the Fight

The broadcasters and the cable TV operators have finally put an end to their differences. For the last few days, the broadcasters and the cable TV operators were fighting over the implementation of the New Tariff Order (NTO) 3.0. But according to a Livemint report, the differences were finally put aside late on Thursday. The fight resulted in the discontinuation of services for many cable TV subscribers. Major broadcasters, including... Read More

February 21st, 2023 7:06 AM 0 COMMENTS

Airtel Sees Growth in DTH Business in Q3 FY23, CEO Explains Why

Bharti Airtel's DTH (Direct-to-Home) business under the brand Airtel Digital TV saw decent growth in Q3 FY23. The telco added 214k users to its DTH subscriber base in Q3 compared to 66k in the previous quarter. Airtel's DTH base grew when the entire DTH industry is facing a downward trend in subscriber addition. The growth of OTT (over-the-top) platforms in India since the pandemic has hurt the business of DTH... Read More

February 14th, 2023 1:45 PM 6 COMMENTS

Role of Set-Top Box to be Over, Indian Govt Makes Moves

The Set-Top Boxes (STBs) are necessary for Indian consumers to watch TV, even if they want to watch free-to-air (FTA) channels. The Indian government has realised that it puts pressure on consumers to purchase an STB even when they don't want to. To ensure that customers don't have to spend money on something they don't really need, the government has come up with a plan. The Information and Broadcasting (I&B)... Read More

February 13th, 2023 10:58 AM 3 COMMENTS

Dish TV Witnesses a Massive Fall in Revenues in Dec 2022 Quarter

Dish TV, one of the largest Direct-to-Home (DTH) service providers in the country, has witnessed a massive fall in revenues in Dec 2022 quarter. The telco's revenues during Dec 2021 quarter were 710.67 crores. However, a year later, in Dec 2022 quarter, the revenues were Rs 552.09 crore only. Dish TV reported a profit of Rs 80.21 crore in the Dec 2021 quarter, while during Dec 2022 quarter, the telco... Read More

February 13th, 2023 7:08 AM 0 COMMENTS

Dish SMRT Stick at Just Rs 599 Can Help You Watch OTT Content on Old TVs

Dish TV, one of the largest Direct-to-Home (DTH) service providers in the country, is offering a product called Dish SMRT to its customers. The product is a stick that can be attached to your Set-Top Box (STB) and help you access content from OTT (over-the-top) platforms. The best thing about this product is its affordability. It is available at a very affordable price and can be accessed by almost anyone.... Read More

February 8th, 2023 7:51 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian DTH Market Keeps Losing Subscribers in Q2 FY23

The Direct-to-Home (DTH) market is continuously losing subscribers in India. The falling trend is likely to continue because of the rapid growth of OTT (over-the-top) content platforms and the wide reach of the internet in the country. The Indian DTH market shrunk by 2.17% in Q2 FY23. The data was published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in its quarterly performance indicator report. From 67.04 million subscribers during... Read More

February 3rd, 2023 4:45 PM 0 COMMENTS

DTH Bills to Go Up in a Few Weeks in India

Direct-to-Home (DTH) services are soon going to get more expensive than what it costs right now. In the coming weeks, consumers will see the impact of the New Tariff Order (NTO) 3.0. The DTH operators will pass on the rising cost implemented by the broadcasters to the consumers. But it won't happen in one go. According to an ET report, the DTH players will look to increase the price of... Read More

January 27th, 2023 8:13 AM 2 COMMENTS

HD STB Offerings From Airtel, Dish TV, D2h, Tata Play and Sun Direct: Check Pricing in 2023

High Definition Experience is the new norm in Entertainment Segment, and thus gone are the days of watching television in normal quality. In the current generation, users prefer to watch Ultra HD and 4K quality content along with enhanced audio experience on their smart televisions to live in the experience. In India, many DTH (Direct to Home) and Cable TV providers, such as Airtel, Dish TV, D2h, Tata Play and... Read More

January 23rd, 2023 11:40 AM 0 COMMENTS

Dish TV Set-Top Box Upgrade Details

Dish TV has several Set-Top Boxes (STBs) on offer for customers. If you are an existing customer of Dish TV and want to upgrade your Set-Top Box (STB), then you have two great options from Dish TV. You can either go for the DishSMRT Hub or the DishNXT HD. Both these Set-Top Boxes are meant to elevate the kind of entertainment experience you get while watching content on TV. Dish... Read More

January 20th, 2023 4:01 PM 0 COMMENTS

RailTel to Bring IPTV Services for Customers

RailTel will soon introduce IPTV (internet protocol television) services for RailWire customers in India. RailWire is RailTel's retail broadband service that is present across India. The company said its IPTV services would be available for customers starting January 26, 2023. But it will only be brought for Eastern and North Eastern regions. IPTV service allows a service provider to offer video content to consumers using Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol suite,... Read More

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