February 10th, 2015 12:36 PM 0 COMMENTS

ZEE HD league aims to cater to the taste of the affluent TV viewer population

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

February 6th, 2015 1:29 AM 2 COMMENTS

Videocon launches India’s first 4K channel on its UHD set top boxes

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

February 3rd, 2015 6:25 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airtel to offer HD DVR connection at discounted price for customers buying Samsung Curve and UHD TV

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

January 23rd, 2015 5:34 AM 3 COMMENTS

Ministry of Information and broadcasting grants 5 new channel licences

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

January 20th, 2015 4:42 PM 3 COMMENTS

Snapdeal to launch its TV-commerce channel this year

The e-commerce arena is heating up pretty fast with each of the juggernauts (Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal) trying to go ahead of the competition. Snapdeal has now entered into a join venture with Macro Commerce PVT Ltd to launch a new channel, Den Snapdeal TV which will be a TV-commerce channel like HomeShop 18. The company is aiming to generate a revenue of Rs 500 crore from it in the first... Read More

January 16th, 2015 6:55 PM 0 COMMENTS

Videocon d2h selects MStar Semiconductor for high efficiency video codec

MStar Semiconductor has been selected by Direct to home (DTH) operator Videocon d2h for its high-efficiency video codec (HEVC) H.265 system-on-chip (SoC) to the former's HD set top boxes (STBs). MStar Semiconductor, which is a semiconductor company for TV, STB, display and digital home solutions, has successfully implemented HEVC technology in the HD solution, which fits properly to save the bandwidth requirement with high-definition picture quality. The operators and STB OEMs... Read More

January 10th, 2015 5:54 PM 3 COMMENTS

Tata Sky launches India’s first 4K set top box at Rs 6,400

Tata Sky has launched 4K set top box (STB) in India the set top box will be available for existing and new subscribers to enjoy the forthcoming Cricket matches in ultra HD 4k picture clarity. The launch plans were unveiled in July last year when Tata Sky showcased the first ever live FIFA World Cup Quarter final match in 4K. Prospective subscribers can now book their Tata Sky 4K set top box... Read More

January 8th, 2015 4:53 AM 5 COMMENTS

Hathway becomes the first Cable TV from India to be valuated beyond $1 Billion

Cable Tv industry in India is undergoing a heavy restructuring and Digitisation is one of the main reasons behind this. Hathway Cable and Datacom has been doing well in terms of growth and innovations. The new year has brought some good news for the MSO as it has been valuated in excess of $1billion mark making it the first Indian MSO to cross $1Bn mark in terms of corporate valuation.... Read More

January 2nd, 2015 3:00 AM 5 COMMENTS

TRAI releases draft tariff order for non addressable cable TV

TRAI has released a draft tariff order for non addressable cable TV and is asking for comments on the same from stakeholders. This comes after the Supreme Court's order in September wherein it had asked stakeholders to submit views by 30 September. The apex court in its order has disposed off the appeals, while leaving all the questions of law open. It also ordered that status quo will continue till... Read More

December 31st, 2014 4:31 PM 3 COMMENTS

From analogue to digital : The story of Indian Cable and DTH industry in 2014

The Indian cable and DTH industry has seen a lot of action in 2014 and as the industry is transitioning from being analogue to digital, there is ambiguity and confusion. And as the industry evolves, let us look at some key milestones it achieved in the year 2014. India today stands as the 3rd largest TV market globally next only to China and US with around 155 million TV households.... Read More

December 30th, 2014 1:23 PM 4 COMMENTS

Indian MSOs to roll out Prepaid Cable, will customers be interested?

Indian Cable TV industry is undergoing a major revamp thanks to digitisation and the structural changes MSOs are undergoing. Tony D Silva CEO and MD of IMCL had announced almost an year ago that they will be implementing the prepaid model for Cable TV. It has already equipped the LMOs (Last Mile Operators) with the necessary infrastructure and the expertise needed to implement the same. The prices for the packs... Read More

December 29th, 2014 6:18 PM 4 COMMENTS

Tata Sky to deploy speech recognition technology to improve customer experience

Tata Sky has partnered with Nuance Communications for its speech recognition technology which will be deployed in all Tata Sky contact centres. With this technology, customers calling into the contact centre can speak naturally, in English, Hindi and 10 additional Indian languages, to resolve their questions or be routed to the appropriate customer service representative. “We wanted to provide our customers with a convenient experience that provided them with the service... Read More

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