DTH

Videocon d2h appoints Saurabh Dhoot as executive chairman

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/dth-images/2015/05/14/dth-people.jpg?itok=hbNn1GKR

MUMBAI: Direct to home (DTH) company Videocon d2h has named Saurabh Dhoot as executive chairman.

In this newly created position as executive chairman, Dhoot will continue to build the Videocon d2h brand and business model, overseeing all operations and strategic direction for the satellite Pay-TV provider, which has amassed more than 13 million digital subscribers since it launched in 2009.

Based in Mumbai, Dhoot joined Videocon d2h at its inception, serving as executive director.

In this position, he was responsible for overseeing the launch of the Pay-TV service and the initial $650 million investment. Through Dhoot's leadership, Videocon d2h has achieved many "firsts" in the Indian DTH industry like the launch of 4K Ultra HD channel, the 1000 GB High Definition Digital Video Recorder, Wireless DTH headphones and Radio Frequency DTH Remote amongst others.

“I take great pride in all the success we've enjoyed at Videocon d2h, and I feel even more excited about what our terrific team and I will accomplish going forward. With 100 million homes expected to be digitalized in the next five years, Videocon d2h will play a leading role in the 'Digital India' campaign. We will continue to bring unique content, new mediums of delivery and innovative services to our consumers. With our new capital infusion from the US, it is time to begin the next wave of exciting growth and expansion,” said Dhoot

In April 2015, Videocon d2h became the first Indian communications and media company to be listed on the NASDAQ stock market. With this IPO, Videocon d2h is now the most valued Indian company on NASDAQ at a market capitalization of $1.2 billion.

Media investors Harry Sloan and Jeff Sagansky of Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp engineered the IPO. Silver Eagle contributed its $325 million cash, before payment for transaction expenses and warrant repurchases, and the Silver Eagle shareholders now own approximately 38 per cent of the equity in Videocon d2h.

“We have been impressed with both Videocon d2h's rise in India's DTH market and Saurabh's talent, energy and vision in leading that charge,” Sloan said.

Sagansky added, “Videocon d2h is poised for growth, whether launching new dedicated channels and Services or increasing the level of advertising revenues. Under Saurabh's guidance, the company is well positioned to maintain and expand its commanding market share.”

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/25/dishtv.jpg?itok=ANj_5Rej
Dish TV India urges its subscribers to #GiftAConnection to help less privileged students

KOLKATA: Dish TV India has launched an emotionally-charged unique initiative titled #GiftAConnection for DishTV and #Donate2Help for D2H. Through these campaigns, the company is trying to make a difference in the lives of thousands of students across India who want to study remotely but are not...

DTH DTH Operator
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/23/dth.jpg?itok=6jcxnxJy
DTH gains 1 lakh subscribers, Tata Sky extends market share

The DTH sector has added 120,000 new users in July-September quarter to reach the total active subscriber base of 70.70 million. Leading player Tata Sky beat out competitors to once again emerge as the most favoured brand, while also extending its market share to 32.58 per cent from 32.09 per cent...

DTH DTH Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/07/dth.jpg?itok=N5IMbBRi
New DTH guidelines to have potential effect on top operators

KOLKATA: The new DTH guidelines issued by the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) can have far-reaching impact on the sector, such as increasing the potential liabilities of incumbents when renewing their licenses. The top four DTH operators are liable to pay Rs 7,700-8,000 crore, credit...

DTH DTH Operator
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/05/dishtv.jpg?itok=wcehT2ES
‘Scan to help’ feature now available on My DishTV app

KOLKATA: Dish TV India has introduced a new ‘scan to help’ feature for its subscribers for a more convenient television viewing experience. Executed and conceptualised by the first runner-up team of Dish-a-thon 2020 (which happens to be an in-house team- team DishTV), the ‘scan to help’ feature is...

DTH DTH Operator
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/31/dth.jpg?itok=Jrv7oe8z
MIB amends DTH guidelines, directs players to clear dues for fresh licenses

The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has made amendments to the existing DTH guidelines that will have a wide-ranging impact on the industry.

DTH DTH Operator
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/28/tata_sky.jpg?itok=4jFsnvQ5
Tata Sky adds new platform service Astro Duniya

KOLKATA: Tata Sky, India’s leading content distribution and payTV platform has added a new platform service, Tata Sky Astro Duniya, to its vast bouquet of interactive services. Joining hands with Dominiche Productions Pvt. Ltd., Tata Sky Astro Duniya offers curated content created by celebrity...

DTH DTH Operator
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/26/dish.jpg?itok=aKf9U4cp
Dish TV receives MIB notice for payment of Rs 4,164.05 crore

The Indian ministry of information & broadcasting (MIB) and  direct to home television provider Dish TV have been at loggerheads over this matter for sometime now. And the latter has informed the Bombay stock exchange (BSE)  that the former has brought up its demand to pay up long disputed...

DTH DTH Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/24/dth.jpg?itok=t0pGGZg-
Revised guidelines bring a note of positivity for DTH sector

The government has finally clarified the uncertainties in DTH licensing norms. According to new guidelines, DTH licenses will now be issued for a period of 20 years. Although the latest move may not be game changing for the operators, it has definitely brought a sense of positivity to the sector.

DTH DTH Operator
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/21/tatasky.jpg?itok=PtiXPdLW
Tata Sky makes Classroom service free for all subscribers

KOLKATA: Covid2019 has brought about a significant disruption when it comes to classroom learning and education, thereby necessitating the need for virtual learning to be a part of the new normal. In order to adequately equip students across India, Tata Sky is now providing free unrestricted access...

DTH DTH Operator

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required