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Punjabi University allotted independent DTH channel

Punjabi University allotted independent DTH channel

Source/courtesy: Tribune News Service Patiala, July 25 : The Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC) of Punjabi University, Patiala, has added another feather to its cap with the HRD Ministry allotting to it an independent direct to home (DTH) channel with a view to make subject-wise e-content in various languages over the DTH platform.
Punjabi University allotted independent DTH channel
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While disclosing this, EMRC Director and channel coordinator Prof Gurmeet Maan said the activity had the potential to revolutionise the education delivery across the country in a highly cost-effective manner. “For the learners, the service will be free. These channels will also enable the sharing of lectures of outstanding teachers across the country,” he said.

He said Punjabi University centre was one of the 24 centres in the country selected for the project. The UGC-task force committee, under the chairmanship of Prof Rajbir Singh, Director of the Consortium of Educational Communication (CEC), took the decision of the allotment of the DTH channel to the Patiala varsity after reviewing the performance of the centre.

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32 Education channels coming soon before September 2016 to enhance #TransformingIndia

32 Education channels coming soon before September 2016 to enhance #TransformingIndia. All channels will be available on DD Freedish DTH.

Today Mr. Prakash Javadekar informed via official twitter handle that before September 2016, HR ministry going to be launch 32 education channels to enhance project of #TransformingIndia by Indian government.

32 Education channels coming soon before September 2016 to enhance #TransformingIndia

These channel will be available in English & regional languages. The 32 education channels will cover all level of education; school education, undergraduate, postgraduate, engineering, out of school children, vocational courses and teacher trainings.

These 32 TV channels cover all course; Arts, science, commerce, performing arts, social sciences and humanities subjects, engineering, technology, law, medicine & agriculture etc.

After Delhi, Assam hike entertainment tax on DTH & Cable TV

After Delhi, Assam hike entertainment tax on DTH & Cable TV

Now watching Pay TV channels in Assam now become very expensive because after Delhi, now Assam state raised entertainment tax on DTH connections by 20%, and on cable TV entertainment tax increased jumped to 100%. Last year in Delhi, AAP government increased entertainment tax on DTH / cable TV connections.

So if you have private DTH connection; TATA Sky, Dish TV, Airtel Digital TV, Reliance Digital TV, Sun Direct and Videocon D2H then you have to pay 20% extra entertainment tax than other states excluding Delhi. Also if you have cable TV; Siti cable, Manthan or other cable TV services then you have to pay 100% extra entertainment tax.
After Delhi, Assam hike entertainment tax on DTH & Cable TV

Entertainment tax revised for DTH connection from Rs.25 to Rs.30 per subscriber, that is 20% extra tax and  for cable TV services entertainment tax revised from Rs.10 to Rs.20 per subscriber which is 100% extra tax.

In Hotels will continue to pay same Rs.50 per subscriber to show cable and DTH TV channels.

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Zee Yuva new Marathi channel coming soon by ZEEL

Zee Yuva new Marathi channel for youth coming soon by ZEEL in August 2016

DTHNews Blog/ Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) going to be launch a brand new regional TV channel for youth, "ZEE Yuva". Zee Yuva set to launch in august 2016 for Marathi language viewers, targets youth aged between 18 to 35 years.

Zee Yuva channel will be launch in standard definition (SD) and later plan to launch in high definition (HD). Zee Yuva Marathi channel coming its new tagline 'Nave Parva..Yuva Sarva!'.
Zee Yuva new Marathi channel coming soon by ZEEL
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The network’s another Hindi movie channel is set to launch "Premier Cinema" which is free-to-air movie channel, already running in testing mode on DD Free dish platform.

Although recently sister company Zee Media Corporation had announced the launch of a Global English news channel, WION (World Is One News) very soon.

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Times Network launched MoviesNow2, available first on TATA SKY / Airtel Digital TV

Times Network group launched its fourth English movies channel. This channel will be available in standard (SD) & High definition (HD).

Movies Now2 channel is a joint venture with Vice media, which is showing Hollywood movies to target youth audiences in India.
Times Network launched MoviesNow2, available first on TATA SKY

TIMES NETWORK said, "We are excited and pleased to launch MOVIES NOW 2. There was a niche that was available to us for MOVIES NOW 2 and capitalizing on the same, we created a platform that caters to 'Cinema of Tomorrow'. The channel has been honed and shaped for the free-spirited, opinionated, rebellious and engaged youth looking for adventure, edgy and new-age stylised cinema. MOVIES NOW 2 is an all new Hollywood English Channel experience for young India which is Sexy, Stylish and Smart."

The channel will be available from June 24 and will be available across leading cable & DTH platforms.

This is good news that :
Movies Now 2 channel added first on TATA Sky at channel at LCN 383
Movies Now 2 channel now available on Airtel Digital TV (ADTV) at channel at LCN 209

Movies Now 2 channel now available on Airtel Digital TV (ADTV) at channel at LCN 209

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Zee News became now FTA News Channel

This is very good news of this month that Zee News now turns in to freetoair news channel. Recently circular resolution passed on 6th May 2016 by the Board of Directors of Zee Media for migrate Zee News from pay tv channel to FTA channel.
Zee News has highly rated primetime show "DNA" and "Taal Thok ke", now these shows get more exposure in rural market.
Zee News becomes most reliable Hindi News Channel

Video source: Youtube / Zee News official
Very soon this channel may be add on DD Freedish platform but it is not confirmed yet. I hope it should be on DD FreeDish.
Zee News became now FTA News Channel
Image Courtesy : Sudhir Chaudhary Twitter Official
So finally it is really good news for FTA market to get highly rated news show like "DNA" & "Taal Thok ke" free of cost.

Here is Zee News Free to Air Frequency to watch Free

PEMRA Authority reviews recommendations on DTH licensing

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) authority on Wednesday reviewed recommendations by the committee comprising of PEMRA officers regarding DTH (direct to home) licensing in the country.
The authority met with the PEMRA Chairman Absar Alam in the chair who was briefed about the outcome of public consultation process initiated by PEMRA on the DTH licensing on certain issues.

While pondering upon DTH licensing regime in Pakistan, the authority expressed grave concern over the menace of illegal DTH being sold in the country and recommended immediate crackdown on it.

It was decided that a comprehensive policy would be devised with Ministry of Interior and Federal Board of Revenue to make the DTH project a success.

The authority also showed serious concern over various re-enactment programmes being aired on several news channels, showing scenes of murder, burglary, suicide etc. It also noticed the emerging trend of broadcasting images of rape victims without censorship and disclosing identity of their relatives, violating privacy of individuals and their family.

The authority further directed PEMRA to take strict action against channels airing such tickers, news, footages and images, in accordance with the law.


Sony Wah and Sony Rox Coming soon by Sony Television Network

Sony Wah and Sony Rox Coming soon by Sony Television Network

Sony Television Network (Multi Screen Media Private LTD), going to launch two brand new TV channels "Sony Wah" & "Sony Rox". Recently both channels got license from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB).
Here is list of all new channels which has got license from MIB.

Sony Wah is 24X7 Hindi movie satellite channels. Sony Wah already started its TEST Feed from Asiasat 7 satellite.
Here is frequency of this test feed:
Satellite: Asiasat 7 at 105.5 East
LNB Frequency: 05150
TP Frequency: 4180
Symbol Rate: 30000
Quality: DVB-S2 / MPEG-4/ 8PSK
FTA: No (PowerVu Videoguard enabled).
Sony Wah and Sony Rox Coming soon by Sony Television Network

Sony Wah already booked a slot for DD Freedish DTH; the channel will be added at place of "Sony Mix-2"

Here are frequencies of DD Freedish DTH:
LNB Frequency: 09750 -10600 (Universal LNB)
Transponder Frequency: 11510 (At this time Sony Mix running at this slot)
Symbol Rate: 29500
FEC: 3/4
Quality: MPEG-2 / DVB-S

SONY WAH added on DD Freedish

Sony Wah and Sony Rox both channels will be also launch in HD version.

Where at this time no information available about Sony Rox channel, once we get any update, we will post here.

Channel (V) India going to revamp from 1st July

Channel (V) India going to revamp from 1st July

Channel V (styled Channel [V]) is the brand name for multiple international music television networks owned by STAR TV and Fox International Channels, fully owned subsidiaries of 21st Century Fox. On July 1, 2012, the channel discontinued music programming and started focussing on original content through fiction dailies and studio formats that address youth issues.

Channel (V) India going to revamp from 1st July
Channel [V] Current shows are:
  • D4
  • Gumrah (Season 5)
  • Ishq Unplugged
  • Mastaangi
  • Sadda Haq (Season 2) & others

Channel [V] informed to its viewers via official twitter and Facebook handles that 
"We understand your concern about your favourite shows, but all good things must come to an end. We plan to end all our shows on 30th June. We've got exciting plans ahead, so do stay tuned for all new Channel V from 1st July."

Other information not provided by Channel (V), I think it will be a surprise for viewers, but on official twitter handle so many viewers are giving feedbacks to Channel (V).

Here are some replies...

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STAR Utsav Movies launched and added on DD Freedish DTH

STAR Utsav Movies Hindi language Movie 24x7 FTA satellite TV channel  launched and added on DD Freedish DTH

Star Utsav is the Free-to-air Hindi GEC brand of STAR India Pvt Ltd. Now company launched brand new Hindi movie channel under "Star Utsav" brand - STAR UTSAV Movies.
Star Utsav Movies channel is a mix of old and new hit movies. Earlier this channel was going to launch with name of STAR Gold Romance.
STAR Utsav Movies launched and added on DD Freedish DTH

So now STAR India Pvt Ltd. has four Hindi movies channels included "STAR Gold, Movies OK, STAR Gold HD and Star Utsav Movies.
Recently rishtey Cineplex is under FTA GEC which has launched by Viacom18 network and both channels (STAR Utsav Movies and Rishtey Cineplex) are available on DDFreedish DTH.

Here is technical information for DD Freedish users.

  • LNB Frequency: 9750-10600 (Universal LNB)
  • TP Frequency: 11550
  • POL: V
  • Symbol Rate: 29500
  • FEC: ¾
  • Quality: MPEG-2 / DVB-S

Now Sony and Zee Network should also launch free to air Hindi movies channel to bring competition in FTA market.
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