DTH Service providers in India

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Way back in the late 1990’s when the government of India was approached with the proposal to start DTH Services, it was rejected on the following grounds:-

  • Its negative effect on the Indian culture
  • There were concerns of national security

In 1997 when Indian Sky Broadcasting Company was ready to launch its DTH service in the country, the Government banned them from doing so.

Today there are about 6 major DTH operators in the country. The details are mentioned here with the market share of each of the operator as on 31.09.2017. The first 6 operators provide chargeable service with DTH recharge option for monthly renewals, six monthly renewals or yearly subscription.

  1. Dish TV with 24{cfe981d9804e4c9f1651a7252fc708b8e97ef56de298ad19ded36936b9bd6343} market share. Owned by the Essel Group, it has 15.6 million paid subscribers till 2017.
  2. Tata Sky with an equal market share of 24{cfe981d9804e4c9f1651a7252fc708b8e97ef56de298ad19ded36936b9bd6343}. Owned by Tata Sons, 21st Century Fox and Temasek Holdings, it has about 14.3 million paid subscribers.
  3. Airtel Digital TV (ADTV) with 21{cfe981d9804e4c9f1651a7252fc708b8e97ef56de298ad19ded36936b9bd6343} market share. Owned by Bharti Airtel Limited this one has about 12.5 million subscriber base.
  4. Sun Direct, owned by Sun Network &Astro Group with 10{cfe981d9804e4c9f1651a7252fc708b8e97ef56de298ad19ded36936b9bd6343} market share has about 6.2 million subscribers
  5. Reliance Digital TV (RDTV) with only 2{cfe981d9804e4c9f1651a7252fc708b8e97ef56de298ad19ded36936b9bd6343} market share
  6. Videocon d2h, owned by Essel Group and the Videocon Group with 19{cfe981d9804e4c9f1651a7252fc708b8e97ef56de298ad19ded36936b9bd6343} market share.
  7. There is also the DD Direct+ also called the DD Free Dish the subscriber base has not been considered in the report as it provides free-to-air-satellite service. It does not provide any HD channel. Operated by Prasar Bharati, this service provider has 22 million subscribers as per the last audited report from E&Y.

As on 22nd March 2018, Dish TV and Videocon d2h has merged thereby making the new company the largest DTH service provider in India as on … Read More ...

Guide to Choosing a Reliable VPN Services Provider

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Speed

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One of the ways that you can remember your wedding day is with pictures. You can let friends and family take pictures of special times that they see at the wedding, before the ceremony, and at the reception. Another option is to hire a wedding photographer who can take professional pictures, editing them in any way so that they are cherished for years to come. Most wedding photographers will give you a disc with all the images that are taken at the wedding, reception and before the wedding takes place. This will allow you to print the pictures that you like or digitally send them to friends and family.

Style Issues

Figure out what kind of style you want for your pictures. It could be a vintage design or one that is fun and playful. This will help determine what kind of photographer you should hire as there are some who specialize in different areas over another. The style of pictures that you choose should also reflect the props that you might use as well. You could include a champagne glass or two to represent a date or brilliant colors for an edgy scene.

Review and Research

Before you hire a photographer, read the reviews that are submitted by other people. Click on my link to learn about some of the things that you want to look for in a photographer and some of the aspects in a photographer that you want to avoid. Look at the way that the site is designed because the time and effort put into the company website can be an indication of how much effort the photographer puts into pictures that are taken.

Meet With Potential Photographers

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