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Re: Dish/Airtel/Tata Sky/Big Tv
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2009, 11:44:23 pm »
Thanks for the reply kalyan & which dish u think in Good quality to the Customers

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Re: Dish/Airtel/Tata Sky/Big Tv
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2009, 09:31:56 am »
Tata Sky Sankranti offer

Tata Sky+ from Micro Electronics will help the existing subscribers record 45 hours of their favourite programmes and view them later. Offer closes today. Micro Electronics also offers two-month free subscription for new subscribers. For more details, contact: 66365467; 9246274575

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Re: Dish/Airtel/Tata Sky/Big Tv
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2009, 07:51:19 am »
Big TV claims 500,000 subscriber additions in South   

Reliance Communication’s DTH services subsidiary, Big TV claimed that it has achieved 500,000 subscriber within a span of five months in the southern part of the country thereby making it the fast growing DTH player in the region.

“It’s heartening to note that we’re scoring impressively in The South which has diverse content needs. Reaching the magic figure of 5-lakh customer milestone in the four Southern States was a great New Year gift to us. It is indeed a testimony to the superior product and the best proposition offered by BIG TV and its success in accelerating the growth momentum of DTH sector in India,” said Mr. Mahesh Prasad, President – Reliance Communications.

Big TV attributed the success to its unique blending of programme offering to the subscribers in the region offering them regional content along with popular channels as well as pricing it competitively.

Karnataka including Bangalore emerged as the most promising state for the company with 150,000 subscribers.

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Re: Dish/Airtel/Tata Sky/Big Tv
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2009, 10:30:15 pm »
Celebrating 25 million Viewers Dishtv offers Free Recharge

Chennai, : Dishtv - India’s No. 1 direct-to-home company and part of the biggest media conglomerate – Zee Group, today announced an enhanced value offering for its discerning subscribers, by presenting a Recharge Free offer to its existing and new subscribers in the countdown to cross 25 million viewers.

To celebrate 5 million subscribers resulting into 25 million viewer’s milestone Dishtv offers its subscribers a mega offer of Free Recharge, through this offer whatever amount the subscribers recharge for they get the same value worth free, thus recharge becomes completely FREE.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Salil Kapoor, COO, Dishtv, said “Dishtv has always been in the forefront of bringing innovative and path breaking offers that have set the industry benchmarks. We are about to cross the 25 million viewer’s landmark and we would like to thank all our subscribers for making us the No.1 DTH company. We are extremely delighted to present our subscribers a Free Recharge offer to commemorate this major milestone.”

“Dishtv has always taken the lead in enhancing the value proposition of the DTH category thereby expanding the DTH market. This new initiative is in line with our vision to add value to the lives of millions of customers across the length and breadth of India and to acquire 3 million subscribers in 2009 and remain customer’s 1st choice”. Salil Kapoor added.

Dishtv has consistently led the DTH market in the country through its cutting edge products and superior services. Our philosophy of delivering value and high quality service to our customers combined with strong business leadership has made Dishtv the largest DTH service provider in the country.

Dishtv has introduced customized package wise and value based Recharge Free ITZ Cash Card, specifically for this offer. This is a new concept in the DTH industry where subscribers can top-up their subscription using tailor-made package cards. The denominations introduced are:

Silver Card – Rs 200 & Rs 500

Gold Card – Rs 500

Diamond Card – Rs 700

Platinum – Rs 700 & Rs 1800

For all the denominations, the recharge free benefits apply and 100% value will be returned back to the subscriber.

Subscribers can enjoy Recharge Free offer using any mode of payment like ITZ Cash Card, Net Banking, Credit Card, Cheque, DD, Easy Bill, Drop Box etc.

The Recharge free offer benefits are extended to all new subscribers of Dishtv. For all new subscribers buying dishtv, starting now, the Recharge free freebies of a-la-carte packs and MOD will be provided on all existing activation schemes available in the market, there is no change in the prevailing prices/ offers, which are already very attractive. The freebies credited will be worth the activation value for the respective offer being purchased.

Dishtv offers its customers choice and superior value for money with a range of innovative value-added services backed by excellent customer service and a variety of 30 + a-la-carte Packs, ranging from Rs 15 to Rs 55 + tax. These packs have been so designed so as to offer maximum entertainment options and largest content basket at every price point.

About Dish TV India:

Dishtv is India’s No. 1 direct-to-home company and part of the biggest media conglomerate – Zee group. Dishtv has on its platform 225 channels & services including 21 audio channels with registered 4.8 million subscribers, which is growing. Dishtv has a vast distribution network of about 650 distributors & 45,000 dealers that spans around 6500 towns across the country. Dishtv has 24* 7 call centre with 1600 seats in 11 different languages to take care of subscriber requirements at any point of time. For more information on Dishtv, visit www.dishtv.in

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Re: Dish/Airtel/Tata Sky/Big Tv
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2009, 07:53:08 am »
DTH eyes cable market

The fight for the market between cable networks and DTH (direct to home) providers is poised to take a bitter turn with major DTH providers in India cutting down their monthly subscription rates. The current DTH subscription rate is at par with the monthly cable charges. By dropping their monthly subscription prices to amounts ranging from Rs 182 to 249 ($3.7-5.1), DTH operators are directly targeting existing cable users.

Leading DTH operator, Dish TV, is now offering 125 channels for a subscription value as low as Rs 100 ($2) per month. The idea is clear - manipulate satellite TV viewers to shift from cable networks to DTH. These desperate measures indicate that in spite of spectacular growth, the DTH sector is weighed down by pressing problems. One of the problems is very low ARPU (average revenue per user).

DTH was launched with lots of promises four years back. The sound and picture quality would be far superior, it was claimed. Additional services such as video on demand, music on demand, and multiple viewing options were also promised. The most important was that DTH subscribers would be saved from being victims to the eternal squabbles between channel owners and cable operators. Pay channel owners would hike the channel rate every six or eight months on the pretext that cable operators were under declaring their subscription figures. Cable operators on the other hand, alleged that pay channel owners were including unpopular channels in their channel bouquet depriving viewers of prime content.

As a result, when DTH arrived it was seen as a boon for television viewers. However, DTH is at the cross roads today. Although DTH registered a compound annual growth rate of over 30 per cent, the growth has been primarily in new areas. In other words, it did not make much of a dent in the cable sector considering the fact that a large section of DTH subscribers came from areas where there was no cable network, in first place.

Four years after DTH began operations, cable networks remained the dominant mode of satellite TV distribution. Of the 120 million homes watching private satellite television, 75 million are cable TV subscribers. The fact that only one million subscribers receive digital cable service indicates that the bulk of cable TV subscribers use the traditional analog mode.

DTH has its own drawbacks. The Ku-band through which it functions experiences problems during heavy rainfalls and storms. The add-on services also failed to reach the hyped up expectations. One of the biggest myths exploded was the initial belief that DTH would be cheaper. In the initial phases, the monthly subscription rates of DTH service packages that offered all pay channels were as high as that of cable if not more. The fact that an amount of about Rs 3000 ($62) would have to be invested for the set top boxes deterred cable TV subscribers from moving over to DTH.

Cable networks also had a peculiar advantage. Most big networks ran their own TV channel (ground channel) providing hundred percent local content, especially news. The local flavour added to the popularity of the cable networks. Today, as DTH service providers are embroiled in a price war, cable networks have to device a clear cut strategy to stave off the DTH threat. Former director of Siliguri based Cable Combine Communication, the largest cable network in northern region of West Bengal, Goutam Basu feels that the significant cut in DTH subscription rates would have an impact on the cable industry as well.

“It is a bitter situation and one with the better strategy and surviving skills would remain”, said Basu. “If cable networks have to survive in the long run, digitalisation is a must”, he added.

Analysts estimate that DTH, which is out and out digital, will have around 20 million subscribers by 2013. At the present rate of digitalisation, digital cable is estimated to have around 5 million subscribers in the same year.

Going digital is clearly the only way out for cable networks to retain their dominant position in the long run. As for DTH, the digital factor is its greatest advantage.

Source: IT Examiner

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Re: Dish/Airtel/Tata Sky/Big Tv
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2009, 01:58:30 pm »
Recession seems positive for DTH industry: Dish TV

Direct-to-Home major Dish TV, a part of Zee Group, on Tuesday said that it expects to achieve the break even point by second or third quarter of 2009-10 in the back of rising subscribers base.

The company has targeted to reach 8 million subscribers mark by next fiscal from 4.8 million at present. It also expects to attain the break even point by second or third quarter of 2009-10, Dish TV India Ltd COO Salil Kapoor told reporters here today.

He said that the economic recession may have hit several industrial sectors of the country, but it has proved fruitful for the DTH industry as the number of subscribers' base in the country have almost doubled in the last three months.

"Recession has affected DTH industry positively as... people have started controlling their entertainment bills by not going much outside for movies rather sticking to their TVs more...Because TV has become cheapest form of entertainment as of now," Kapoor said.

Presently, the company enjoys about 48 per cent market share.

He said, "During July, August and September in 2008, DTH industry was adding six lakh subscribers per month but the base jumped to one million in October, November and December when the impact of recession was actually being felt on the economy."

It is confident that the total subscribers' base of DTH industry in the country would double to 20 million per annum by 2009 from 10 million at present. Out of 220 million households in the country, there are 125-130 million TV household. "Out of which, 80-85 million are still with cable network and about 10 million are with DTH," he informed.

Dish TV has drawn a strategy in which it will focus on retaining its existing customers by taking care of their monthly bills.

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Re: Dish/Airtel/Tata Sky/Big Tv
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2009, 10:11:38 am »
Cable TV operators meeting today

VELLORE: Managing Director of Arasu Cable T.V. Corporation C. Umashankar has convened a consultation meeting with cable TV operators in Vellore district at the conference hall of the Collectorate here at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Collector C. Rajendran, in a release, requested all the cable TV operators in the district to participate in the meeting.

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« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2009, 06:23:08 pm »
Shop On Your Airtel DTH via iShop

Subscribers will be able to place orders through iShop's call centre without stepping out of their homes

Now, you can indulge your craving for shopping sitting at home since Indiatimes Shopping has launched a shopping facility on Airtel's DTH interactive services platform under the brand name 'iShop.'

iShop will function as a real-time 24-hour shopping channel on television.

With iShop, Airtel DTH subscribers will get to browse through the 'iShop' catalogue and will be able to purchase electronic items, mobile phones, apparels and accessories, books and magazines, gifts and flowers, and health and beauty products.

Subscribers will be able to place orders through iShop's call centre without stepping out of their homes.

This facility will allow users various payment options like cash on delivery, cheque, and credit card.

Source- Techtree

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Re: Dish/Airtel/Tata Sky/Big Tv
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2009, 10:24:59 am »
5 lakh subscribers

Coimbatore: Big TV, Direct to Home service provider, has received 5 lakh subscribtions in the four southern States within five months of its launch.

Mahesh Prasad, president of Reliance Communications, said that Big TV was scoring impressively in the south.

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« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2009, 10:31:38 am »

Regulate cable TV subscription
The monthly subscription for Cable TV at Ramanathapuram is ranging from Rs. 120/- to Rs. 150/- per month. This is indeed very high for the middle and lower sections of people. The number of cable T.V. connections in all towns and villages is growing every day following free distribution of colour television sets by the Government. In Ramanathapuram, the receipt issued for monthly subscriptions does not reveal the name and address of the Cable TV operator and there is not even the name of the town Ramanathapuram is found. There may be around 30,000 cable connections and the quantum of amount collected every month has to be noted by the law enforcing agencies like commercial tax and income tax departments. The District Administration should regulate and fix a reasonable subscription amount to be collected every month or open the Government cable network in Ramanathapuram at the earliest in the best interest of the public.
Asmabagh Anvardeen,Ramanathapuram.

Link Vaigai with Gundar
Our Chief Minister has proposed to lay the foundation stone for the linking of Tamirabarani River with Karumeniyaru, Pachaiaru and Nambiyaru on February 9, 2009. I am much pleased to see the news.

During the rainy season, the excess water in the Vaigai River is let into the Bay of Bengal. Will the authorities link the Vaigai with Gundar and Malataru and help the drought prone district of Ramanathapuram. The tanks in Mudukulathur, Kamuthi, Kadaladi will benefit, if linked.
V. Rajendran,Paramakudi.

No taxation without sanitation
In Sivaganga town, which incidentally is the District Headquarters, the state of public hygiene is very low and deplorable. The streets are never swept, as in the past. Plastic cups, covers and dry leaves lay strewn every where.

The staff who come in the mornings collect only the domestic waste handed over to them. They refuse to pay attention to the waste lying scattered on roads, saying that “it is not their job.” Street corners and road margins have become garbage centres. The less said about the drainage, the better. The waste water refuses to move or to be moved. Mosquitoes breed in plenty and hobnob with us in the evenings. The various mosquito coils and repellents drain only our money and certainly not the winged visitors. In a word, it is not hygiene, but ‘lowgiene’ that prevails here. Many ministers make frequent trips here but some how they miss these ‘eye-catching’ scenes that dot the town. But can we say, no ‘taxation’ without ‘sanitation’? Perhaps, we can; perhaps we can’t!
G.K.S. Kandasubramanian,Sivaganga.

Clean gutters
Ramanathapuram is notorious for its open gutters. Almost all the streets are flooded with open gutters. One has to negotiate more than a score of gutters in a street.

The gutters are not being cleared daily.
This aspect has not been given any due consideration by the Municipality. As a result, the gutter water becomes a nuisance to the public.

If the mandarins of the Ramanathapuram Municipality can think more prudently and plan properly, this can be avoided. Will the Municipal Commissioner accept the realities and take appropriate action to clear the gutter daily.
G. Nagasamy,Ramanathapuram.