IPL fans will have the privilege to watch the Season 8 match with Tamil, Telugu and Bengali commentary, in addition to Hindi and English, with Multi Screen Media (MSM) launching its new sports channel Sony Kix. The channel will launch on April 8th, the day when IPL Season 8 tournament begins. Multi Screen Media, the proud owner of Sony Entertainment television already owns Sony Six, which started airing in 2012.... Read More
Five new cable network operators are granted with multi-system operator (MSO) licenses that take the MSO license count to 158 in the country. Among those who received the licenses are Siti Maurya Cable Network, Sikkim Digital Network, International Cable Network, Sai Star Digital Media, and Maharaja Entertainment. Maharaja Entertainment acquired the license for pan India in all Phases of Digital Addressable Cable (DAS). With the license, Sikkim Digital Network covers... Read More
Tata Sky the leading DTH operator has announced that it will be adding 20 new channels to its offering shortly, these will include both SD as well as HD channels. As we had reported earlier Tata Sky had been upgrading its transmission standards in a shift from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 in a phased manner. The current upgradation has affected 17,000 out of its 1 crore subscribers across India with many... Read More
Tata Sky subscribers across the country had been facing loss of signal since 5PM. Most of the channels were appearing blank with ‘No signal’ message displaying. Channel number 100 shows a message “Dear customer we are upgrading to serve you better. If you are unable to view channels send NS to 56633 from your RMN and we will call back”. It seems Tata is upgrading its Satellite used for transmitting... Read More
The set-top boxes (STB) that we have installed in our houses by our DTH operators play the role of decrypting the digital signals that are received by the dish and filtered and amplified by the LNB. These set-top boxes contribute to the major cost that we pay for buying a new DTH connection. But the major drawback of these STBs is that unlike GSM phones they are not interoperable, which... Read More
Dish TV has been known to introduce many of the industry’s first of its kind offerings. Dish TV was the first to introduce standalone CAM cards which would allow a DTH subscriber to switch another provider while retaining his existing set top box. This concept didn’t take to the masses and was withdrawn soon after launch. Dish TV was the first operator to launch a sub brand of DTH in... Read More
Tata Sky has been one of the most prominent DTH providers in India and they have an excellent track record when it comes to the quality of the service. I personally use a Tata Sky connection and was taken aback when I got a message saying that the prices for all the packs have been hiked. We need to understand that Tata Sky folks have added few extra channels in... Read More
According to TAM (Television Audience Measurement) Sun TV continued its number one position with 222,062 GVTs in the Tamil general entertainment channel (GEC) space. It is followed by Star Vijay with 66,863 GVTs and Z Tamil ranked number three with 23,110 GVTs in the Tamil GEC space. Big Magic Ganga led the chart with 1,327 GVTs followed by Mahuaa with 846 GVTs and Anjan at the number third spot with... Read More
ZEE entertainment enterprises LTD (ZEEL) offers the best in class digital content ranging from Hollywood and Bollywood movies to prime time sitcom and soap opera to international TV shows and Live sporting events. The high definition offering ranges across a bouquet of 5 channels namely Zee HD, Zee Cinema HD, & Pictures HD, Zee Studio HD and Ten sports HD together the bouquet is rebranded as ‘Zee HD league’- A... Read More
Videocon D2H India’s leading satellite TV service provider had showcased its next generation 4K set top boxes back in July 2014. Now these set top boxes are commercially available at the retail outlets as well as through the company’s website. 4K set-top boxes are available for Rs.6590 for new subscribers and for Rs.5990 for existing Videocon D2H subscribers looking to upgrade their set-top boxes. 4K offers an image resolution of... Read More
For all customers buying Samsung Curve and UHD TV, Airtel Digital TV will offer HD DVR connection at the same cost as that of an HD connection. All customer will get discount coupons worth Rs. 2650/-. Customer can enjoy watching the matches on an HD DVR by just paying Rs. 2350/-. This box has inbuilt hard disk of 500 GB and customer can enjoy record content up to 750 hours... Read More
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India have granted 5 new channel licences including 4 Non NEWS and 1 NEWS channel license. This brings up the total number of licensed private TV channels to 826, which includes 405 news and current affairs channels and 421 non-news and current affairs channels, as on 31 December 2014. The new entrants Krishna Showbiz Services has got three licences to launch non-news channels. The... Read More
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