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ABS satellite removing free-to-air Indian channels from Ku-Band Beam

This is bad news for free-to-air lovers who have installed one or two dish antenna on roof because ABS satellite removing all free-to-air Indian TV channels from its ku band platform. Recently Government of India has issued a notice to all TV channels to withdrawal TV channels from ABS satellite, because some free-to-air Indian TV channels uplinking and downlinking via ABS Satellite without government permission.
ABS satellite was providing these free-to-air channels by using ku-band South Asia beam. As per Indian Telegraph Act the Permission Holder shall not carry out the uplinking in any other band except C-Band or Ku-Band as permitted. In case of uplinking in Ku Band, the Permission Holder shall not use the teleport to run/ operate DTH service without proper and prior license.
Government of India has permitted the reception and distributions of television signals in Ku band vide its notification no. GSR 18(E) dated January 09, 2001 issued by the Department of Telecommunications. At present, apart from Doordarshan’s DTH free to air service, there are 6 DTH pay services in operation.
Recently Mr. Rajyavadhan singh rathore informed in the Lok Sabha that keeping in view the national security angle, the MIB requested DoS to block the signals of ABS satellite. But another truth is that currently there are lots of satellites providing their satellite coverage in India including C-Band and Ku-Band beam with many foreign TV channels from different-different countries.
ABS satellite removing free-to-air Indian channels from Ku-Band Beam

ABS Freedish is not permitted DTH service in India, so it is not doing any DTH business. ABS satellite was providing only free-to-air channels using ku-band beam. Also ABS satellite was not promoting any TV channels, and not selling its DTH system or package. ABS satellite was providing mostly regional Indian TV channels including some international TV channels using ku-band beam. So ABS satellite become popular in South India region due to its regional TV channels which is not available on DD Freedish DTH service. As you know DD Freedish is India's one and only free DTH service by public broadcaster "Doordarshan". But DD Free dish is not providing private regional language channels like Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati etc. Due to this reason, almost 90% DD Freedish users moved to ABS Freedish, and DD Free dish limited only Hindi speaking states; as Uttar pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan etc.
DD Freedish providing its free services to Indian Public who cannot bear monthly rental of Pay DTH service. So Indian Government should reserve minimum 5-10 vacant TV slots for every state or languages so that all language or regional TV channels can come on DD Freedish platform.
Yes, it is very bad news for South India viewers who cannot afford pay TV subscription and were watching free-to-air regional TV channels through ABS satellite.

Airtel to sell 20% stake in DTH arm to Warburg Pincus for $350 million

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel Ltd and another group entity will sell a combined 20% in its DTH arm, Bharti Telemedia Ltd, to private equity firm Warburg Pincus for $350 million as India’s largest telecom company seeks to cut debt.

The transaction will see Bharti Airtel sell 15% in Bharti Telemedia and another Bharti entity sell a 5% stake to an affiliate of the private equity firm, the telecom company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Bharti Airtel will use the funds to pare debt, said a person aware of the company’s plans requesting not to be named.

The parent company will own an 80% stake in Bharti Telemedia on completion of the transaction, the company said. Bharti Telemedia offers services to 14 million users under the Airtel TV brand in India. It reported $550 million in revenue in the 12-month period ended 30 September.

Viraj Sawhney, managing director of Warburg Pincus India, will join the board of Bharti Telemedia Ltd after the transaction is completed.

Warburg Pincus was one of the early investors in Bharti. The PE firm had invested up to $300 million in Bharti Televentures Ltd, which was renamed Bharti Airtel in 2006, between 1999 and 2001 for about 19% stake.

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DD Free Dish Testing first HD channel on its DTH platform

Sandeep / New Delhi / 08/12/2017
DD Free Dish is India's first FREE DTH service now testing its first HD channel on its DTH platform. DD Freedish added "DD National HD" channel on DVB-S2 frequencies. DD National HD channel is also available on TATA Sky platform.

If you have free-to-air HD set-top box then you can tune this channel in high definition quality. DD Freedish providing large numbers TV channels without any monthly subscription.

Although, the number of HD channels on private DTH platforms is far less than that on paid platforms. Tata Sky has around 90+ HD channels, Airtel Digital with around 70 and Dish TV and Sun Direct with around 80 and Videocon D2H has about 80+ HD channels.

But bad news for “DD Free Dish iCAS set-top box subscribers”, because this high definition channel will not be available in iCAS set-top boxes. As of now DD Free Dish iCAS set-top boxes are available in MPEG-4 technology only, and not upgraded yet for high definition TV channels, also you cannot watch other satellites FTA channels in iCAS set-top boxes due to its software limitations.

So simply buy non-iCAS set-top box to enjoy all TV channels, so you can install free DTH system using a free-to-air HD satellite receiver and a 55cm to 75cm ku-band dish antenna that has to be pointed to the GSAT 15 satellite placed over the 93.5 degree East position.

While another FREE DTH service ABS Freeview also providing one free-to-air HD channel "Trace Sports HD" on its platform. ABS Freeview DTH is carrying about 80+ national & international TV channels. You can also tune this satellite if you have a high defination set-top box and dish antenna system. You need to relocate your dish antenna at 75 degree east position.

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Reliance Digital TV now is back, RDTV renewing its DTH License

Reliance Digital TV now is back, RDTV renewing its DTH License

As per Reliance Digital TV DTH “We are delighted to announce that we are renewing the DTH License. All our TV Services will continue un-interrupted and for your convenience Call Centre Services are being restored.

As a special offer, we will provide 50% cash for all recharges above Rs.150. The offer is valid till the 20th of November 2017.
We Sincerely Thank You for your continued patronage." This massage is showing on TV screen.

As you know Reliance Communications is selling its direct-to-home (DTH) Reliance BIG TV, to Veecon Media and Television. So it is good news for Reliance Big TV 1.2 million customers, they will continue to enjoy uninterrupted services.

TATA Sky added 7 New channel on Its DTH platform

TATA Sky added 7 New channel on Its DTH platform

Gyana Yogi:
Gyana Yogi, a satellite devotional channel in Malayalam which caters to the people of all religions.

Mk News (Shalini Plus TV):
Shalini Plus was a Tamil entertainment television channel broadcasting from Chennai, but now it is changed to MK News.

Moon TV:
Moon is a Tamil News and Entertainment Satellite Channel.
Raj Musix Malayalam:
Raj Musix Malayalam is a Music channel in Malayalam language.
RaJ Musix Telegu :
RaJ Musix Telegu is a Music channel in Telegu language.
Raj News Malayalam:
Raj News Malayalam is a Malayalam News and Entertainment Satellite Channel.
TV1 is the most popular Telugu News channel.

Get 3 STAR Sports HD Channels at Rs.1 only for 30 Days : Videocon D2H Offers

As a part of latest promotional scheme of Videocon D2H, this week you may subscribe 3 Star Sports HD channels at Rs.1 only for 30 days.

The Eligible D2H Subscriber will be able to view the Star Sports1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sport 1 HD in Hindi for 30 days effective from the date of subscription to the offer (‘Subscription Period’).

If you want add this channel in your package then you need to call at Videocon D2H customer care no. 09115691156 from any time during 00:00 hours on 10th November 2017 to 23:59:59 hours on 12th November 2017.

The Offer Days subscriber can subscribe to the Star Sports1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sport 1 HD in Hindi at the Offer Price at Rs.1.

If You want to discontinue the service post the Subscription Period, You need to call the customer care one day prior to offer completion date (i.e. in this case he needs to call on the 29th day) to get it deactivated, else it will continue on the regular price per month or such price prevailing at that stage from the next month onward, until requested for disconnection.

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List of Permitted Private TV channels by MIB as on 30/09/2017

List of Permitted Private TV channels by MIB as on 30/09/2017

Here is complete list of Indian private television channels available on various satellite.
List of Permitted Private TV channels by MIB as on 30/09/2017

Zee Network refreshed with new logos for all ZEE Channels

On the occasion of its silver Jubilee at grand event Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) announced new logos for all Zee Network TV channels which included Zee TV, Zee Anmol, Zee Anmol Cinema, Zee News, Zee Hindustan, Zee Bangla, Zee Bangla Cinema, Zee Cinema, Zee Kannada, Zee Marathi, Zee Talkies, Zee Living, Zee Classic, Zee Yuva, Zee Action, Zee MP/CG etc.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises also announced to launch new TV channel "ZEE 5" which is coming soon within 2-3 weeks.

Here are all logos from Zee which has revamped.

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As you know ZEE TV is India's first private TV channel, now completing its 25 successful years. But this is first time that Zee network removed "Z" logo.

Videocon D2H Customer care number has changed

Videocon D2H Customer care number has changed

This update for Videocon d2h customers, that Videocon D2H customer care number has changed. Here was old number 7355873558. Now it is changed to 9115691156.
Videocon D2H Customer care number has changed

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