DTH

×

Dish TV waives off 30-day lock-in period for pay channels, channel bouquets

Dish TV is the largest DTH player in the country

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/07/dishtv.jpg?itok=jvcMhTrN

MUMBIA: India’s biggest direct-to-home operator Dish TV has waived off the 30-day lock-in period for pay channels and select channel bouquets it had levied earlier.

This lock-in period, which was earlier introduced by the DTH operator, prevented consumers from unsubscribing to a channel they had opted for until the duration of the lock-in period.

Consumers can now drop and opt for channels without these restrictions.

According to some subscribers, however, there is no change made to the seven-day lock-in period for sports channels.

Dish TV is by far the largest DTH player in the country and probably the second largest globally. As on 31 December 2018, Dish TV claimed a net active subscriber base of 236 lakh (23.6 million, 2.36 crore).

Two major DTH players - Airtel Direct TV (Airtel DTH) and the merged Dish TV Videocon d2h entity (Dish TV) have about 55 percent of the market share of private DTH subscribers in the country. During CY 2018, these two players added 17.06 lakh (1.706 million, 0.1706 crore) subscribers, or 58.2 percent of the net subscribers that were added by all the 5 private DTH players in the country. Airtel DTH added 10.63 lakh (1.063 million, 0.1063 crore) net subscribers, while Dish TV added 6.43 lakh (0.643 million, 0.0643 crore) during the period under review.

Earlier in the week a report by CNBC-TV18 claimed that Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel) and Bharti Airtel are jointly looking to buy a stake in Dish TV in a bid to compete with Reliance Jio.

The duo is looking to acquire the promoter’s 60 per cent stake in Dish TV for around Rs 6150 crore. As part of Bharti Airtel’s plan to raise $4.6 billion, Singtel is likely to buy stock in it worth $525 million through shares and bonds.

GIC, the parent company of Singtel via Temasek Holdings, also owns about 20 per cent in Tata Sky and could hint at a future possibility of further consolidation in the DTH sector.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/20/d2h.jpg?itok=DDzlMCYp
Rule the world of entertainment with ‘d2h Magic’ streaming device

MUMBAI: Dish TV India Limited, the world’s largest single-country DTH Company, has launched a one of its kind content streaming solution ‘d2h Magic’ allowing customers to access digital video streaming and OTT apps on their existing d2h set top box. ‘d2h Magic’ will seamlessly bridge the gap...

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/16/independent_tv.jpg?itok=TVGEfQRn
Independent TV to resume DTH service any day after 21 August

MUMBAI: DTH operator Independent TV has extended the resumption of its service further. The operator has stated on its website that they expect to go live any day after August 21, next week. The network was supposed to resume its service from August 15 in its new ITV 2.0 avatar .

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/16/ttata-sky.jpg?itok=ql8PQTsq
The Entertainment Industry Celebrates Tata Sky's 13th Birthday with Chimp&z Inc's #TataSkyTeraHai

Mumbai: Last week, Tata Sky celebrated its 13th anniversary. A brand that stands for entertainment across genres was celebrated all over the internet with tributes pouring in from the peers in the entertainment industry.

DTH DTH Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/13/dish.jpg?itok=adEHRm09
Dish TV brings unique value added service for Telugu viewers, launches 'Telugu Active' on DishTV & d2h platforms

Continuing to strengthen its value added service offerings, Dish TV India Limited, world’s largest single-country DTH Company has launched ‘Telugu Active’ VAS service - a one stop ad-free destination for the best of Telugu films & shows. The Telugu Active service is launched in partnership with...

DTH DTH Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/12/dd_free_dish.jpg?itok=jg9ZmKOp
DD Free Dish fills up 3 vacant MPEG-2 slots

MUMBAI: Public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati has allotted vacant slots to three channels on its direct-to-home (DTH) platform DD Free Dish in the 41st e-auction. According to media reports, the pubcaster has garnered Rs 21.69 crore in the latest round of e-auction. Hindi GEC Manoranjan Grand,...

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/12/HUN.jpg?itok=3Lxx3I5T
Dish TV India launches ‘Punjabi Active’ Service in association with Shemaroo

Dish TV India Limited, world’s largest single-country DTH Company, introduces a new value added service- ‘Punjabi Active’ in association with Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd to offer unique and engaging content to its Punjabi viewers on both of its brands; DishTV and d2h.

DTH DTH Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/10/independent-tv.jpg?itok=YiCv4fgn
Independent TV's service remains unavailable due to failure of payment to Antrix

MUMBAI: The service of troubled DTH operator Independent TV still remains unavailable as it has neither made the required payment nor furnished the bank guarantee to Antrix Corporation for reconnection of signals.

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/10/Anil-Dua.jpg?itok=TQodPkxS
DD Free Dish exit of top broadcasters can help DTH companies: Dish TV's Anil Dua

All four major broadcasters decided early this year to pull out their free-to-air channels from Prasar Bharati-run direct-to-home (DTH) operator DD Free Dish, the platform which was earlier a great challenge to private DTH players. Dish TV India group CEO Anil Dua stated that the decision has...

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/09/independent-tv.jpg?itok=-HtAJ8pN
MIB suspends interim renewal of licence of Independent TV

MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has temporarily suspended the interim renewal of license of DTH operator Independent TV until it resumes transmission. Indiantelevision.com has learnt from sources close to the development that the renewal would be reconsidered only on the...

DTH DTH Operator

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories