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Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has said it will focus on providing TV services through its direct to home (DTH) platform Airtel Digital TV as well as on mobile through over the top (OTT) app Airtel TV.
In a new twist in the tale, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) has entered into a binding Memorandum of Understanding with Delhi-based Veecon Media and Television for sale of its subsidiary Reliance BIG TV (RBTV), engaged in the business of Direct to Home (DTH) services across India.
Direct to home (DTH) operator Airtel Digital TV’s net subscriber addition during the quarter ended 30 September has tumbled 58.6% to 207,000 compared to 499,000 in the trailing quarter.
Chennai-based dish antenna manufacturer for DTH operators Nucleus Satellite Communications is eyeing big growth from the Indian market as DTH operators have started sourcing dish antennas locally.
Reliance Communications-owned direct to home (DTH) platform Reliance Digital TV, which is shutting down on 18 November, has tied-up with Tata Sky to provide migration to its customers.
The direct to home (DTH) sector in India heading for a consolidation phase. After Dish TV-Videocon d2h merger, Tata Group and Bharti Enterprises are exploring merger of their DTH businesses.
The ministry of information and broadcasting’s (MIB) earnings from the licence fee paid by the private direct to home (DTH) operators has fallen 17.71% to Rs 879.38 crore in FY17.
Dish TV’s share of total active DTH subscriber base fell by a percentage point to 24% while Sun Direct’s share increased by the same percentage to end quarter at 10%. The share of other four DTH operators remained unchanged.
Dishum will have 150 hours of original content a month. It will have a mix of fiction, non-fiction and movie content. There will also be a dedicated slot for kids.