DTH
Report on Shemaroo

Pakistan gets tough on Indian DTH & content

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/02/Untitled-1_15.jpg?itok=8TmqI3CR

Mumbai: Politics and media make for strange bed fellows. More often than not one annoys the other. And a backlash follows even worse than a woman scorned. Take a look at what’s happening in Pakistan. And what’s happening in India.

Both sides are banning the transmission of channels in their respective countries. The Jammu & Kashmir government has banned five channels; earlier the Indian government had banned Pakistani channels. But Pakistani content was being shown on cable networks in the country.

Pakistan, however, is going a step further. It is drawing up a multipronged strategy to close the doors on Indian content transmission into Pakistan whether through Pakistani satellite television or Indian DTH operators like Dish TV. Airtel, Videocon d2h, or on illegal TV cable channels in the country run by local operators there.

On the satellite dishes and DTH front, its media watchdog – the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) - says it is approaching different law-enforcement agencies in Pakistan ensure that sales of Indian DTH operators decoders – which it says are illegally being sold there - are banned in Pakistan as they don’t have landing rights or permissions to beam in Pakistan. It is also in the process of informing the chief ministers of the various provinces, including the Federal Investigation Agency, the Federal Bureau of Revenue to get behind the money trail of the sale and purchase of decoders and annual subscriptions for Indian DTH services. Dealers of Indian DTH decoders are going to be acted against immediately by local enforcement agencies.

According to him close to three million illegal Indian DTH decoders are currently available and active in Pakistan, on which there will be a crackdown through these measures.

On the content front, Alam firmly stated that his organization would ensure that Pakistani satellite television channels adhere to the six minutes per hour limit on Indian content going forward. Pakistani satellite TV channels have been airing Indian soaps, series and Naagin is among the top rated shows in the country. A Pemra board meeting took a decision to totally ban Indian channels as none of them have downlinking permission.

Alam has ordered cable TV networks to stop running illegal channels on their networks using compact disc content, failing which again strict action will once again be taken.

Pemra gave the managements of the broadcast networks 45 days until 15 October to adhere to the diktat, failing which punitive action- ranging from fines to suspension of licences - will follow.

Finally, the Pemra boss also made appeals to the Pakistani viewers to put a full stop to Indian content and satellite TV. "I urge the people to stop using illegal Indian dishes as it is in utter violation of the law and against the national interest," he said.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/22/photogrid_plus_1619097841516.jpg?itok=WFcdRU_t
Subhash Chandra denies rumors related to Dish TV India

KOLKATA: Dish TV India promoter and managing director Jawahar Goel has offered a substantial portion of his equity in the DYH operator as security for the credit facilities availed by Essel Group (Subhash Chandra Group). The group will return the security cover soon, Subhash Chandra Group official...

DTH DTH Operator
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/22/swabhiman.jpg?itok=fPgAFy_H
In nostalgia trip, Tata Sky Seniors brings back hit DD show Swabhimaan

New Delhi: The 90s’ hit Doordarshan soap Swabhimaan directed by Mahesh Bhatt and Debaloy Dey has returned to the TV screen after a long gap of 25 years. The show is being exclusively aired on Tata Sky Seniors. The iconic drama that ruled the afternoon primetime on television screens in the 1990s...

DTH DTH Operator
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/15/img_15042021_113502_800_x_800_pixel.jpg?itok=LjQGAVC9
Tata Sky paints murals in homage to Gujarati cinema actors

NEW DELHI: Tata Sky is painting the town red, quite literally. The DTH operator has launched a unique mural campaign in Gujarat to bring alive the local flavour by associating with popular regional film stars.  The campaign also embodies the concept of khidki that was introduced in the new brand...

DTH DTH Operator
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/12/img_12042021_161029_800_x_800_pixel.jpg?itok=LghIoZ3o
Pay-TV revenue to grow at 7 per cent CAGR over 2020-25: MPA report

New Delhi: India is among a handful of countries where there is great scope for further penetration of television. Since the turn of the millennium, pay-TV connections have more than doubled in Indian households, though data in the public domain indicates there still remain an additional 100...

DTH DTH Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/02/img_02042021_142340_800_x_800_pixel.jpg?itok=XxWQEXwi
DD Free Dish adds six new MPEG-2 slots

KOLKATA: Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati's free-to-air DTH platform service DD Free Dish has added six new MPEG-2 slots, on the back of having surpassed an estimated 40 million subscribers. The move comes at a time when the platform witnessed a significant jump in the overall sales of MPEG-2...

DTH DTH Operator
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/02/dishtv.jpg?itok=WmVs65r9
Dish TV granted in-principle approval for 20-year DTH licence

KOLKATA: Popular direct-to-home (DTH) operator Dish TV has renewed its DTH license for 20 years, subject to completion of necessary formalities. Dish TV informed the stock exchange in a regulatory filing that it has received in-principle approval from the ministry of information and broadcasting (...

DTH DTH Operator
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/30/dd_free_dish.jpg?itok=y_jtnF0v
DD Free Dish now in 40 million households

NEW DELHI: Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati's free-to-air DTH platform DD Free Dish has continued its strong growth trajectory and the service’s subscriber base has crossed an estimated 40 million, according to the EY FICCI Media Entertainment Report 2021.

DTH DTH Operator
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/24/img_24032021_130315_800_x_800_pixel.jpg?itok=PsazSdCd
Celebrate World Theatre Day with these plays available on Tata Sky Theatre

NEW DELHI: Theatre has always been a significant place to present ideas and ideologies before the audience. Hence, people started celebrating World Theatre Day on 27 March to generate awareness about the importance of theatre arts. Commemorating the occasion, Tata Sky Theatre powered by Zee Theatre...

DTH DTH Operator
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/24/set-top_box_0.jpg?itok=qM4oKMgD
Kotwali Police Station in Ludhiana busts illegal STB racket

KOLKATA: A store in Ludhiana, PAL Electronics, was raided by Kotwali police station on 16 March, after Sony-appointed raiding agency Mediasoft Legal Solution’s service manager Harminder Singh complained that pay channels of Sony, Star, Zee and other major broadcasters were being sold via...

DTH DTH Operator

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required