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Viacom18 replaced MTV Beats with MTV Indies

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.

MTV Indies at this time available mazor DTH and cable TV platform. But good news is that this channel will be pay channel same as "MTV Indies".

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.

9 companies signed MoUs for DD Freedish iCAS

It is very long time that we heard some update about DD Freedish iCAS. The Deity has listed 9 set-top box manufacturers company who have signed MoUs with the Indian Conditional Access System (iCAS) developed by ByDesign India Pvt Ltd.

These 9 companies will produce set-top boxes with iCAS. The all 9 companies are:

  • Melbon-Millennium Technologies, (Delhi)
  • SOLID -KMTS Engineering Pvt Ltd, (Delhi)
  • MyBox Technologies Pvt Ltd (Delhi)
  • C-Net Communications India Pvt Ltd. (Delhi)
  • Smasher Communications Pvt Ltd. (B'lore)
  • Velankani Electronics Pvt Ltd, (B'lore)
  • Exza Info System (Pune)
  • ABS Productions Pvt Ltd. (Mumbai)
  • Videocon (Aurangabad)

9 companies signed MoUs for DD Freedish iCAS
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iCAS had been test deployed by 13 operators by March-end at Sandur, Challakere and Ranebennur in Karnataka; Chalisgaon and Wai in Maharashtra; Yerraguntla and Tadipatri in Andhra Pradesh; Madurai in Tamil Nadu; Durgapur in West Bengal; Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh; Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh; Bikaner in Rajasthan and Haldwani in Uttarakhand.

According to the agreement signed, developed iCAS will be made available to the operators at 0.5USD or less for a period of 3 years. Over 25,000 STBs with iCAS have already been distributed across the country during the month of December last till January this year as some sources.


Sneha TV, brand new Telugu News channel launched today

This is great Independence Day gift for Telugu viewers that they gets a brand new free-to-air regional news channel in Telugu language. If you are using C-Band Dish antenna for Insat 4A satellite then you can tune this channel to your set-top box.

India is airing maximum nos. of free-to-air TV channels in Asia, so from now this channel also added in this list.

Sneha TV, brand new Telugu News channel launched today.

Here is technical information for Sneha TV channels:
Position: 83.0°E
Satellite: Insat 4A
Frequency: 3725
POL: H
System: DVB-S2 / MPEG-4
Symbol Rate: 26666
FEC: 5/6

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Oi launched Prepaid TV Service in Brazil

The Brazilian telecommunications operator "Oi" launched its new service as a prepaid TV, an option currently offered in Brazil by satellite pay-TV company Sky, recently acquired by AT&T from DirecTV. The customer can share the credit between the mobile packet and TV, as well as having the option to refills on 300 000 accredited points.

Oi launched Prepaid TV Service in Brazil

According to Bernardo Winik, retail director at Hi, the product was created with the intention of attracting the users of the service "Oi TV Free" for pay TV worldwide TeleSíntese said. By purchasing the kit "Oi TV Free HD" users gain access to the main open channels in HD. Winik said there are 1.2 million people using this service.


During ABTA 2016, the company also presented the Video on demand (VOD) Library for Oi platform, which will be available to customers with hybrid STB with DVR or PVR function, and by broadband service.

Zee News now available on DD Freedish

DD Free dish is India's Free DTH service by Prasar Bharati. DD Free dish recently held 28th eauction for fill and renew its vacant TV slots on its platform.

In 28th e-auction which held on 28th July 2016, result has been declared, and ZEE NEWS won the slot on DD Freedish platform.
Zee News now available on DD Freedish


Zee News channel, owned by ZMCL (Zee Media Corporation LTD). The channel recently converted as a free-to-air channel. So from now there are no charges to view this channel on Cable TV or DTH.

If you are not getting Zee News on your DD Freedish Set-Top box, Click here to view Frequency Details

DD Freedish have about 80 million viewers in all over India, there is no monthly charges to view TV channels thru DD Freedish, Only Free-To-Air set-top box and Dish antenna required.

So from now "Zee News" is reaching in villages, towns and everywhere in India without any monthly charges.

Click here to view complete TV Channel list of DD Freedish

Colors Super added on Dish TV DTH

Colors Super, The brand new Kannada general entertainment TV channel now available for Dish TV subscribers.

Although Viacom network already have Colors kannada channel, So Colors Super is 2nd TV channel for kannada viewers. The channel serving 4 hours original contents included mythology, reality television, fantasy, supernatural and World satellite premiers’ movies.

Colors Super added on Dish TV DTH

Dish TV subscribers can get this channel on Dish TV channel no.902. Dish TV subscribers can also subscribe this channel via Ala-a-cart pack at Rs.40 per month. Ala-a-Cart name is "Supreme Kannada".



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TATA Sky going to remove Four TV Channels from its Platform

TATA Sky is the India's premium DTH provider, now to going to remove its four TV channels from its platform.

The TV channels to be removed are Sahara One, Sahara Filmy, Ahsas & Insync.

TATA Sky published a public notice to daily newspapers about removal of these channels.
TATA Sky going to remove Four TV Channels from its Platform

Sahara One is Hindi GEC run by Sahara India Pariwar & Sahara Filmy is Hindi movie channel which is l owned by Sahara One Media and Entertainment Limited.

Ahsas TV is a Hindi-language, socio-cultural television channel, owned by DMR Media International & Insync is owned by Perfect Octave Media Projects and is a classical music channel.

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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.

Read Full Story on www.tribuneindia.com
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