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Digishala TV: A dedicated TV channel on DD Freedish to promote digital payments

In a move to digitally empower millions of Indians in rural areas and educate them about how to do cashless transactions, Ministry of Electronics and IT has introduced 'Digi Dhan Abhiyan' campaign to enable every citizen, small trader and merchant to adopt digital payments in their everyday financial transactions.
Digishala TV: A dedicated TV channel on DD Freedish to promote digital payments

Digishala TV: A dedicated TV channel on DD Freedish to promote digital payments

“Television is one of the most effective and far-reaching mediums to create awareness and impart education. We are rolling out a dedicated TV channel to inform citizens about digital payment ecosystem, benefits and processes,” Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

DigiShala is a free-to-air channel and it is available on nationally on DD Free Dish DTH service. The potential viewership of the channel was more than 2 crore people across the country.

The channel, aimed at the rural and semi-urban population, would show programmes depicting step-by-step demos of making digital payments using UPI, USSD, Aadhaar, e-wallets, cards, besides various talk shows and panel discussions on products and services offered under Digital India.

Mr Prasad said the aim was to help citizens and small traders to switch to digital payments.

The launch of the TV channel is part of the government’s ‘Digi Dhan Abhiyan’, under which a new website ‘Cashless India’ has been rolled out.

“The website www.cashlessindia.gov.in will serve as a knowledge repository providing information on different types of digital payment methods, schemes to create awareness among citizens, government notifications and guidelines regarding digital payments,” the Ministry said.

Digishala TV channel now available on Dish TV and DD Freedish. If you are not getting this channel then you can tune your DD Freedish set-top box at this frequencies.

Here are technical parameters for Digishala channel:
Position: 93.5°E
Satellite: Insat 4A
Frequency: 11550
POL: V
Symbol Rate: 29500
System: DVB-S / QPSK / MPEG-2
FEC: 3/4
Encryption: None / Freetoair

for more information and updates of DD Freedish, you can visit www.freedish.in



Coming soon Hindi Premium HD Channel "STAR Gold SelectHD"

STAR India, the broadcast network that runs sports and entertainment channels in India, will launch India's first an exclusively high-definition (HD) channel, Star Gold "SelectHD". Although STAR India already running two exclusive English movie channels "Star Movies SelectHD & for sports "Start Sports SelectHD" channels.

The Star Gold SelectHD will launch across DTH and digital cable platforms and will be available wherever STAR Gold HD is. At this time Star Gold SelectHD channel added in Testing mode, It is not launched yet officially.
Coming soon Hindi Premium HD Channel "STAR Gold SelectHD"

TEST CARD Technical Parameter Details:
Satellite                Asiasat7 Satellite @105.0E
Freq Rate             4020
Symbol Rate        28100
Pol                      Vertical
Modulation         MPEG-4/HD
Encryption          Yes / Video guard
Audio                  AC3 / Dolby (Not available yet)


We have received this information when scanned Asiasat 7 satellite, now it is on scrambled mode.

Sony Entertainment Television rebranded theme on 21st Birthday

Arun Singh/ Blog : It is great to see that my favourite Sony Entertainment Television changed its logo and theme; I mean Sony TV and Sony TV HD completely rebranded as new one.

It has announced on 19th November at 11:00 PM by whole star cast of Sony Entertainment Television. On the same time Sony TV changed its logo and theme, also Face book and twitter pages also updated at same time.
Sony TV Logo Changed on 21st Birthday
Sony official Logo

Sony Entertainment Television rebranded on 21st Birthday
Sony Star cast on 21st Birthday occasion

Sony TV and Sony TV HD completely rebranded as new one
Sony Entertainment Television now in dashing look

Sony Entertainment Television also launched a theme song on this occasion which has sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghosal.

You can watch and listen this theme song on YouTube official

Personally I really love my new Sony TV, its theme, logo and music. I also wanted to know others feedback so I checked Sony TV official facebook and twitter page. But I didn't find single negative comment by anyone.

So let’s enjoy brand new "SONY ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION".

Reliance Jio going to launch Reliance Jio DTH service on 15th Dec

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm is likely to launch its DTH services with disruptive pricing on December 15, 2016. The service subscription will be free for the first six months akin to the Jio "Welcome Offer", according to a report by Gizbot.

Reliance Jio going to launch Reliance Jio DTH service on 15th Dec


The report added that the DTH service is expected to start from as low as Rs. 185 per month.

The Gizbot report said the telco is expected to launch various combo-packs in India. The South Indian Channel Combo will be priced at Rs. 195 per month, while the Sports Channel Combo will be available starting from Rs. 210 per month.

The Sports Channel combo pack will also offer channels like Star, Zee TV, Colors and Sony.

but another report by the India Express.com said that the DTH service will come in the form of a high-speed optical fibre – pushing speeds up to 1 Gbps.

“The hardware will include a set-top-box, as well as an Android smartbox or Apple TV that will help them control the content and also play games,” according to the the IndianExpress.com

Source - telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com

DD Free Dish Completed 31st e-Auction, 3 new Channels added

DD Freedish (DD Direct Plus) conducted 31st e-auction on 20th and 21st October, 2016. 27 numbers of DD Freedish DTH slot were auctioned. Out of these 27 e-Auctioned DTH slots,  24 channels will be continued after the expiry of their respective annual agreement.

3 new channels have won the DTH slots, channels are:
News State UT/UP
9X Bajao TV (Houseful Action Movie)
Teleshop channel (Maha Cartoon TV).
DD Free Dish Completed 31st e-Auction, 3 new Channels added
Doordarshan earned total revenue of Rs 129.30 Cr. by sale of DD Free Dish slots during 31st e-Auction. Although this e-auction to be completed on 6th October but due to some technical problem, it is completed on 20th and 21st October 2016.

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India's first free-to-air Cartoon TV channel launched.

Pradeep / DTH News Blog / New Delhi: In India now about 1000 TV channels are running but in these channels there was no  free-to-air cartoon TV channel available.

But now " Teleone Consumers Product Pvt.Ltd’ brings a brand new Cartoon Television Channel " Maha Cartoon". At this time this channel is airing with name of "Teleshop TV".

As I discussed with Mr. Sanjay in TCPL (Teleone Consumers Product Pvt.Ltd, he said “We have introduce India's first Free Cartoon TV channel for kids because of the unavailability of kids content in the FTA space. It has been designed with the rural viewer in mind".

Company already running a free-to-air Hindi movie channel for free-to-air market and this channel is performing very well. Maha movie channel is reaching in every home by DD Freedish (Free DTH Service) or by premium platforms.

Here are satellite technical downlink parameters for Maha Cartoon TV (Maha Mazza):
  • Position : 68.5°E
  • Satellite: Intelsat 20
  • Frequency : 4090 
  • POL : H
  • System : DVB-S2 / 8PSK / MPEG-4
  • Symbol Rate : 14368
  • FEC : 3/4
India's first free-to-air Cartoon TV channel launched.


Mr. Sanjay also said “The FTA markets are the last important frontier, and we believe our kids channel will empower both the consumer and the advertiser,”. He also confirmed that this channel will be available on DDFreedish and other platforms.

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Videocon D2H offering "Khushiyon ki Diwali Offer"

Videocon D2H offering "Khushiyon ki Diwali Offer"


Videocon D2H is India's fast growing DTH service with 11-12 million active subscribers, this Diwali offering Khushiyon ki Diwali offer, This offer is for new subscriber and also for existing subscribers.


Khushiyon ki Diwali offer for new subscribers:
Book a new D2H connection Standard Definition at Rs.1620 or High Definition at Rs.1820
Choose your monthly subscription plan
at under this offer, you will get FREE UPGRADE to next higher subscription pland for 60 days.

Videocon D2H offering "Khushiyon ki Diwali Offer"

Khushiyon ki Diwali offer for Existing subscribers:
If you already have Videocon D2H, connection then call to customer and ask for "Khushiyon ki Diwali" offer.
You will get FREE UPGRADE to next higher subscription pland for 60 days at Rs.10 only extra cost per month.

Viacom18 replaced MTV Beats with X-Zone

Viacom18 Network introduced brand new Hindi music channel "MTV Beats" in Bollywood / POP genre. As this channel already replaced X-Zone TV on DD Freedish and Dish TV.

Viacom18 Network  was already running a POP music channel on DD Freedish " XZONE TV", but network replaced with MTV Beats at channel no.78.

Viacom18 will replace MTV Beats with MTV Indies

Sudhanshu Vats, the Group CEO of Viacom18, stated that: “MTV initiated India into the experience of pop culture, making it a socially and commercially successful phenomenon. This presents us with the unique opportunity to redesign our youth and music portfolio and take brand MTV into sharply segmented content buckets within the genre”.
“The flagship channel will be focused on youth and branded content while MTV Beats will replace MTV Indies, with an eye to take the MTV brand to a more mass audience. MTV Indies will continue to cater to the indie subculture on digital”, he further added.
Ferzad Palia, business head, Youth and English Entertainment at Viacom18, further commented about the development: “This is a channel aimed at the 15-30-year age group across urban and rural India, people who love music and often imagine their day having a sound track of sorts. To give our audience’s life a unique beat, we’re working on defining the week into mood based themes and curating our playlists accordingly, thereby making music viewing a more relatable experience”.

Source / credit: nextvindia.com




Vaa Movies added first on Videocon D2H

VAA movies are another Brand new Hindi movie channel launched by Naaptol group. Now Naaptol network have 3 movie channels; Wow Cinema, Cinema TV & Vaa Movies.

Vaa movies Hindi movie channel launched and now added first of Videocon D2H at channel no.226.
Vaa Movies added first on Videocon D2H

Now Videocon D2H have 7 Hindi movie channels in Flexi Pack, But still this list is waiting for Star Utsav Movies, Zee Anmol Cinema, Rishtey Cineplex & other fta channels like Dish TV have.

Zee Anmol Cinema a Brand New Hindi Movie Channel launching soon.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) changed its new channel name and logo from "Zee Premier Cinema" to "Zee Anmol Cinema".
Zee Anmol Cinema a Brand New Hindi Movie Channel launching soon.


Although "Zee Anmol Cinema" not launched yet, only test signals was running on DD Free dish DTH / Dish TV and asiasat 105.5 satellite.

So now "Zee Anmol Cinema" would be a new Hindi movie channel for FTA (Rural) market, same as "Star Utsav Movies".

At this time Zee Anmol cinema available on DD Free dish at channel no.70

Also Zee Anmol Cinema available on Dish TV.
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