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DTH subscriber base crosses 41 Million

NEW DELHI: Pay direct-to-home (DTH) television platforms have a registered subscriber base of 41,044,463 as in September this year, showing a steady increase over the past four years.


The registered subscriber base for pay DTH was 11,104,997 in December 2008, 19,148,848 in December 2009 and 32,054,073 in December 2010.


There is no record of subscribers to the free-to-air Doordarshan‘s DTH platform DD Direct Plus since it entails a one-time expenditure of purchase of dish antennae and there is no subscription base.


Meanwhile, Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources said that no policy guidelines have been drawn up for carrying radio channels on the DTH platforms and some operators are doing so on their own.


At present, there are six private DTH operators: Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun Direct, Airtel Digital TV, Reliance Digital TV, and Videocon D2H.

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