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Doordarshan to offer 104 DTH channels from March-end

By March-end, Doordarshan will be coming out with new cas enabled set-top boxes for enhancing the number of existing channels from 80 to 104.

Hyderabad, Jan 15 (PTI) To expand its DTH platform, Doordarshan plans to come out with new set-top boxes having MPEC-4 technology and provide 104 channels by March-end, its Director General Supriya Sahu said today.
Doordarshan to offer 104 DTH channels from March-end

DD Free Dish, its DTH platform, at present has 20 million subscribers, and is the market-share leader among the seven DTH players in the country, she said.
"The new initiative is that we are introducing conditional access system in our set-top boxes. We are getting into a new technology which is MPEC-4. So by March-end, we will be coming out with new set-top boxes for Doordarshan enhancing the number of existing channels from 80 to 104," Sahu told PTI.

Source/ Courtesy: IndiaToday Website - Read More on IndiaToday

Sony Pictures launching Sony Rox tru-Blue HD Hindi Music channel

Sony Pictures Networks India is going to launched its brand new Hindi music channel in HD called "Sony Rox HD" with hashtag Music ki nayi aawaaz.  Sony Rox HD is scheduled to launch on 16th January 2017 to all DTH platforms.

"Sony Rox HD" has best tagline Music, Melody and Madhoshi.

You can watch live preview on Sony Rox HD facebook page which will be start from 16th January 2017 at 12:00 PM. Here is official page of Sony Rox HD.

Sony Pictures going to launch Sony Rox tru-Blue HD Hindi Music channel



Sony Rox HD is the second Hindi music channel from the Sony network after Sony Mix which was launched in 2011.

News1 India a brand new Hindi News channel launching soon

News1 India a brand new Hindi News channel launching on 10/01/2017.

Although this channel's test feed available on Insat 4A satellite at 83.0°E position.

Here is technical information for this channel.
Channel Name: High News / News1 India
Position: 83.0°E
Satellite: Insat 4A
Frequency: 4040
System: DVB-S / MPEG-4
FEC: 7/8
Symbol Rate: 7800
Mode: FTA

It will available first on TATA Sky DTH at channel no. 580.

Tata Sky testing this channel on Frequency: 10970 / V / 32720. It has replaced Best Deal TV which was removed few days ago. News1 India not yet started and still showing old best deal tv banner on this tata sky channel no.580 slot that "This channel is temporarily unavailable from broadcaster".

News1 India a brand new Hindi News channel launching soon



For more information of this channel, you can visit News1 India official website at www.news1india.com

Videocon D2H launched India's first 4K UltraHD channel

Videocon D2H is India's fast growing DTH Company launched India's first 4K ultraHD channel "D2H Life 4K" for its subscribers.

This channel "D2H Life 4K" can watch by using Videocon D2H UltraHD set-top box UHD-4K-4001 which is available D2H official website.
Videocon D2H launched India's first 4K UltraHD channel

In addition to 4K channels and content, D2H subscribers can use the 4K Ultra HD STB to view Standard Definition and High Definition channels as well but subscription to Platinum HD/ New South Platinum HD pack is mandatory for activation of the 4K Ultra HD STB.

During offer this UltaHD box can get at Rs.6590 without subscription or Rs.12890 with one year Platinum HD subscription. Existing Videocon d2h consumers can upgrade to 4K DTH at Rs.5990.

For more information visit Videocon D2H official website. For DTH recharge coupons visit CouponBB



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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