DD Direct Plus DTH Plans

DD Direct DTH services, is the only FTA DTH in India and it presently has a total of 57 channels including 21 Doordarshan channels, some private channels and 21 channels of All India Radio. Prasar Bharti has planned to add 100 more channels by 31st Mar 2011 and provide up to 200 free to air tv channels by 31st Dec 2011.

DD Direct Plus DTH Plans The planning for increasing no of channels to 200 is done in response to growing popularity of DD DTH service and to fulfil the DD aim to have maximum viewership for providing coverage to as much population of the country as possible.

Currently, DD covers 88% of India’s geographical area and transmit all ‘Free to Air’ TV channels, some popular private entertainment TV channels and All India Radio to cater to the TV viewing requirements of populations residing in far-flung areas which are deprived of cable access. In fact, Prasar Bharati is also planning to add 148 new transmitters for expanding FM channels as FM radio is very popular and covers 35.74 percent of total population.

TV Channels Covered:

DD Channels

Doordarshan DD National, DD News, DD Sports, DD India, DD Bharati, DD Oriya, Rajya Sabha TV , Lok Sabha TV , DD Sahyadri , DD Podhigai, DD Malayalam, DD Chandana, DD Punjabi, DD Gujrati , DD Saptagiri, DD Bangla, DD North-East, and DD Kashmir

Private Channels

MH1 Shraddha, Shakhti TV, NTV, IBN Lokmat, 9X, Kairali TV, 9XM, Time TV, Makkal TV, PTC news, Aastha TV, ETC, Care World, E24, Zee Jagran, MH One, PBC TV, Total TV, DW TV, KBC World, NHK, News Live, Amrita TV, India News, News 24, Enterr 10, Azad News, SVBC, Gyandarshan 1, Gyandarshan 2, DD Urdu, Jaihind V, Music India, Kalaignar TV, Star Utsav, Mega TV, B4u Music and Zee Smile.

Radio channels Covered

Air Vividh Bharati, Air Telugu, Air Marathi, Air Tamil, Air Gujarati, Fm Rainbow, Air Punjabi, FM Gold Channel, Air Kannada, Air Bangla, Air Hindi, Air North East, Air Malayalam, Air Assamese, Fm Rainbow Chennai, Fm Gold Channel Mumbai, Radio Kashmir, Air Ragam, Fm Rainbow Bangalore, Air Urdu and Air Oriya.

Consumers may not receive all the channels that are included in the list above as its depends on , Symbol rate, Type of Polarization, Transponder frequency and FEC Reception of each area. Every area has a separate range of reception and requires tuning to a particular frequency.

There are about 90 television channels in the queue that are waiting for being uploading on DD Direct Plus. This queue also includes some foreign channels including Deutsche Welle, Japan’s NHK TV and Korean Broadcasting Corporation. Some of the popular applicants are NDTV, NE TV Group, Sakshi TV, ZEE, IBN 7, TV 24, Sahara, and Star News. It is expected that ten more foreign channels would join the list soon.

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Dish TV Child Pack Offer

Dishtv Child Pack provides Child Connection or Multi TV Connection feature that allows different members of the family to enjoy different channels on multiple TV Sets at home. This feature allows the consumers to enjoy 2nd, 3rd, 4th dishtv connections at discounted price. Multi connection facility can do away with the common fights over the TV remote among Family members.

Dish TV Child Pack Offer Features of Child Pack Offer

· Customer can receive the multiple connections or child connections via the same common dish

· Base pack of the parent and child pack is same as the 1st connection

· In some selected cities, customer can select from Gold Cricket, Gold Saver and Platinum pack Customers can enjoy the discounted monthly subscription at lower price for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th connection

· Provides more choices for the consumer as one can select any existing entry offer for Multi/Child Connection

· In some selected cities, customer can enjoy lower monthly subscription charges of 160 inclusive of tax. For rest of the cities the monthly subscription charges are Rs 230 inclusive of tax.

North India Offer

Any Pack Offer: It costs Rs 1190 for 1 month any pack service plus one month extra free of charge.

It provides freedom of choice to the customers for selecting his/her desired package from the range of base packs available.

Customers can choose from following True Value packs including Rest of India and South Packs.

Rest of India Packs: It includes Silver Saver Pack (Rs 165 per month), Family Pack (Rs 176 per month), Gold Cricket (Rs 225 per month), Gold Saver (Rs 285 per month) and Platinum (Rs 350 per month).

South Pack: It includes South Silver Cricket (Rs 135 per month), South Silver Saver (Rs 165 per month), South Gold Hindi (Rs 199 per month) and South Platinum (Rs 350 per month)

South India Offer

One month Any Pack Offer: It costs Rs 990 for 1 month any pack service and provides freedom of choice to the customers for selecting his/her desired package from the range of base packs available.

Customers can choose from following True Value packs including Rest of India and South Packs.

Rest of India Packs: It includes Silver Saver Pack (Rs 165 per month), Family Pack (Rs 176 per month), Gold Cricket (Rs 225 per month), Gold Saver (Rs 285 per month) and Platinum (Rs 350 per month).

South Pack: It includes South Silver Cricket (Rs 135 per month), South Silver Saver (Rs 165 per month), South Gold Hindi (Rs 199 per month) and South Platinum (Rs 350 per month)

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Dish TV Child Pack

Dishtv Child Pack provides Child Connection or Multi TV Connection feature that allows different members of the family to enjoy different channels on multiple TV Sets at home. This feature allows the consumers to enjoy 2nd, 3rd, 4th dishtv connections at discounted price. Multi connection facility can do away with the common fights over the TV remote among Family members.

Dish TV Child Pack Eligibility Criteria

· For selected Cities, the base pack of parent connection should be Gold pack or upwards for availing Multi/ Child connection

· For rest of cities, Multi/ Child connection can abe availed only if the base pack of the parent connection is Platinum.

· Consumers can avail a maximum of 3 Child connections and 1parent connection in one house.

Features of Child Pack

• Customer can receive the multiple connections or child connections via the same common dish

• Base pack of the parent and child pack is same as the 1st connection

• In some selected cities, customer can select from Gold Cricket, Gold Saver and Platinum pack Customers can enjoy the discounted monthly subscription at lower price for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th connection

• Provides more choices for the consumer as one can select any existing entry offer for Multi/Child Connection

• In some selected cities, customer can enjoy lower monthly subscription charges of 160 inclusive of tax. For rest of the cities the monthly subscription charges are Rs 230 inclusive of tax.

Child Pack Details

In Selected Cities:

The child connection will have the same pack as that of parent connection and consumers can choose from Gold Cricket, Gold Silver and Platinum packages.

Costs: It is available at discounted monthly subscription of Rs 160 per month for each Multi TV/Child Connection.

Gold Cricket: If parent base pack is Gold Cricket (Rs 225 per month) then child pack is Rs 160 and provides savings of Rs 65

Gold Saver : If parent base pack is Gold Saver (Rs 285 per month) then child pack is Rs 160 and provides savings of Rs 125

Platinum: If parent base pack is Platinum (Rs 350 per month) then child pack is Rs 160 and provides savings of Rs 190

Rest of the Cities:

In case of the rest of the cities, Subscribers can enjoy Platinum pack at discounted monthly subscription of Rs 230 per month for each Multi TV/Child Connection.

Platinum: If parent base pack is Platinum (Rs 350 per month) then child pack is Rs 230 and provides savings of Rs 120

Customers can visit the following link to view the list of selected cities.

http://www.dishtv.in/Library/Images/top-96-cities.pdf

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Dish TV Dealers

The dealers for Dish TV are available in every major city of India. The Dish TV dealers in major cities of India are as mentioned below.

Dish TV dealers in Delhi

· N.K. Enterprises in Kalkaji #2A Shop #12, Pocket-A, Kalkaji Extension, Kalkaji, Delhi -110019.

· Naina Electronics in Shahdara – #504/1, Circular Rd, Shahdara, Delhi 110032.

· Nishad Poonam Communications – #103 Quizer Manzil , Lane No. 3, Jamia Nagar, Delhi 110025.

· Pragya TV – Plot No 13, Sector 16, Film City, Noida, Delhi 201301.

· Satellite Visions – #K57B, 3rd Floor, Part 2, Lajpat Nagar, Delhi 110024.

· Ai Electronics, A-2/6 , Sector-16 , Rohini, Delhi

· A V Mobile & Computer B 1098 Sec 1 Avantika,Delhi-85,

· M. K. Electronics & Refrigiration Basrurkr,Market, Motibagh-I, New Delhi

· Goel Stationers, Book Sellers, C-9/35,Shop No-1, Rohini, New Delhi

· Rawat Electronics, E-2/102, Shastri Nagar, Delhi

· Alliance Fransaise India Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, EW Delhi

Dish TV dealers in Mumbai

· Emdee Sales – #2/3 Bhiwandiwala Terrace Building, Thane, Mumbai -400601.

· Virani Electronics, #8 Dattani shopping center, VL Rd, Kandivali, Mumbai 400067.

· Yamaha Electronics, #41/1623, Shree co operative housing society, Andheri West, Azad Nagar,

· Venus Electronics, 1 , Yojana Appts. Opp. Newera Cinema S.V., – Roadmalad – 400064 Mumbai Anupam Stationary Super Store Pvt Ltd 1 Floor Sai Shopping Mall S V Road, Borivili West,

· Priya Electronics, 1 Harihar Shopping Centre,Opp Mall Shopping Centrestn Rd,Malad West

· Kaizer Electronics, 1 Kishore Niwas Near Jain Temple,Kurar Village, Mumbai

· Usha Electronics, 1 Nawalkarwadi Near Railway Road,Caves Road Jogeshwari East, MumbaiM/S Veera Marketing, 1st Floor, Washington Plaza, – Off S.V.Rd.Goregaon (W),Goregaon(W)

Dish TV dealers in Chennai

· Advance Trade – #J97, 9th Main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai -600040.

· Archana Traders – #159/2 Medavakkam Main Road, Kovilambakkam, Chennai -600117.

· G.K. Enterprises – #147/57, 1st floor, Netaji Nagar, 4th St, Tondiarpet, Chennai 600081.

· Jainsons – #146, Royapettah High Road, Mylapore, Chennai -600004.

· Jayam Electronics – New #380/ Old #132, Purasawalkam High Road, Kilpauk, Chennai -600010.

· Mk trader, 19 Athipattan Mount Road,Chennai, Chennai

· Easwari Communication, 60 Cemetry Rd Old Washermenpet

· Fomra & Co, Goppalakrishna Street, ,T.Nagar ,Shenoy Nagar

· Balaji Traders, Meenambal Salai,Kk Nagar ,Red Hills

· K P M Mega Mart, # 03 Bar Pc 4 Kambar Salai

· Ayan Mobiles & Electronic, # 08 Township Complex Mth Road,Korattur Corner,

· K P M Mega Marts, # 3 Bar Pc4 Kambar Salai,Mogappair West Chennai

Dish TV dealers in Kolkata

· Sundari, 272, Shyamnagar Rd, Bangur Avenue, Kolkata 700055.

· Plus Point, 3, Canal Rd, Entaly, Kolkata, 700014.

· Trans World, 158, P.G Hossain Shah Rd, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032.

· Macro Systems, 87/1 Ripon St, Park St, Kolkata 700016.

· Sai Communications, 23/32 Gariahat Rd, Kolkata 700029.

· Gurudas Mukherjee, 1 B Grove Lane Kolkata Kolkata

· Video Vision, 1,Bidhan Park,Dumdum,Near Rangkal

· Anmol Electronics (Dth) 1/1 B.T. Rd.,Dunlop,

· Zee Electronics 1/1a, Biplabi Anukul Chandra Street

· Deys Communication, 100,P G Roadpicknick Garden

· J K Electronics, 102a, Sri Arbinda Sarani,Hatibagan

· Fancy Eectronics, 103,Garfa Main Roadgarfa

· Vinayak Enterprise, 105 C Rash Behari Avenue Opp-Jugal Kolkata

Dish TV dealers in Bangalore

· Dsp-(D) Rajtronics, 100 Feet, Ring Road, Btm 2nd Stage, – Near Water Tank,Bangalore – 560076

· Swathi Enterprises, 12, Sultanpalya,Bangalore,Bangalore,Karnataka, 560091

· Akshaya Enterprises, 86 Jay Bharat Nagar Banaswadi Main Road, Bangalore

· Kundan Electronic, 86/2, Kundan Electronic, Wheelers Road, – Cox Town, Bangalore 560008

· Konica Station 200/3 Lakshmi Towers,Rv Road South End Circle, Basavanagudi

· Sm Enterprises 27/1 3 Rd Cross,Kalasipalya, Kalasipalya

· Jyothis Enterprises, 27/7/1 15 Th Cross,8 Th Main 3 Rd Block, Jayanagar

· Anyfone, 3 Doreswamy Reddy Building,Ringroad Junction, Marthahalli

· Aashish Enterprises, 300 Poornima Complexwhitefield

· Vardhaman Enterprises, 36 Opp 4 Th Cross Haggnahalli Main Road,Pennya 2nd Stage,Peenya

· Mahalakshmi Electronics, 4/3,Sarajapura Road, Kaikondanahalli

· Digital Shopee 414/65,1st Block 20 Th Main West Of Cord Road, Rajajinagar

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Dish TV

Dishtv is first direct to home (DTH) entertainment service of India that transmits high quality channels programmes via satellite directly to the homes of the consumers. Apart from it, Dishtv also provides exceptional TV Viewing experience with its uninterrupted transmission service and complete control in channel selection and Live TV viewing. Consumers can enjoy DVD quality picture and stereophonic sound effects as Dish TV employs best television viewing technology.

Dishtv offers generation next level of entertainment with various innovative features including EPG (Electronic Programme Guide), interactive TV and movies on demand, 400 channels, parental lock, and games. It is also at the forefront on introducing exclusive national and international channels for the first time in country.

Dish TV Dth Service Features of Dish TV DTH

DVD Quality Picture & Sound: Dish TV provides excellent picture and sound quality as it employs MPEG4 DVB-S2 technology for providing exceptional viewing experience. This feature guarantees world class sound and picture quality.

Stereophonic Sound: Dish TV Direct to Home satellite transmission provides amazing theatre like experience by offering remarkable Stereophonic sound.

Uninterrupted fun and entertainment: As Dish TV is Direct to Home service that broadcast signals directly from the satellite to the set top box in your home, consumers get reliable and uninterrupted service. It does away with the problems associated with cable operators.

Geographic Mobility: Dish Tv India ensures direct signals to the consumers irrespective of its location, thereby consumers can enjoy geographic motility anywhere in the country without any interruption in Dish Tv services.

Dyna Boost: Dishtv employs NSS6 satellite at 95.0°E that is designed exclusively for DTH functionality. It comes equipped with Automatic Level Control (ALC) feature that allows the satellite to keep beaming signals even during unfavourable weather conditions like rain, fog or clouds.

Instaflip: Dishtv’s Instaflip technology assists in changing channels rapidly as per the viewer’s convenience. The presence of efficient processors enables consumers to browse via 300+ channels and other services within matter of few seconds. Viewers can browse all the channels on DISHTV with quick flip surfing, fast scrolling and intuitive navigation.

Wide Range of Channels: It offers wide variety of channel packages for the customers to choose from. Dishtv can offer up to 400 entertaining channels with addition of more channels every month for providing complete entertainment.

Customer Service: 24X7 customer care that enables consumers to get quick solutions to their problems. It has dedicated and committed distributor network with robust installation franchises.

Guide: Dish TV provides Multilingual Electronic programme Guide that offers various program details conveniently. Consumers can easily switch the languages as per his/her preferences. Consumers can access listing of all programmes on Dish TV DTH to ensure that they never miss a programme. Customer can also get synopses of programmes.

Parental Control: Customers can control the television channels viewed by their children by locking the movies on the basis of ratings provided by the channel or by completely locking the entire channel.

Easy Recharge Options: It is easy to recharge Dish TV account by using various easily available recharge options such as payment via IVRS, SMS, online via credit card or debit card or net banking account.

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Dish TV Special Online Offer

Dishtv Special online offer is designed specifically for the new customers. It comes loaded with many advantages and provides wide array of choices for the customers. It is available at the unmatched price of Rs 690. Consumers can get Set Top Box and Dishtv Kit for Rs 690 and it is compulsory to do minimum recharge of one month to activate the offer.

Dish TV Special Online Offer Advantages of Special Online Offer:

· New dishtv connection @ Rs 690 only for Online purchase of dishtv: Customers can purchase the dishtv connection at an unmatched affordable price of Rs 690. Customers will get Set Top Box and Dishtv Kit by purchasing new connection online.

· Customer has to make payment for the installation charges of Rs 200 and applicable service taxes.

· Customers can avail the freedom of selecting any pack of their choices

· Consumer can select from the wide variety of channels and services available with dishtv. Dishtv offers more than 265 plus channels and services to choose from across the 16 different genres

· In order to active the service, customer has to make payment of minimum one month recharge

· It comprises of free home delivery service at the doorsteps of the consumers. Thus, consumers are required to place the order and make payment online and enjoy the home delivery service.

· This offer is valid all over India so even if the customer has to relocate to a new place within the country, he/she need not worry as this offer remains active at new location.

Terms of Special Online Offer

· At a time of placing the order, customer is required to provide personal details such as name, address, mobile number. The name should be the name of the customer in whose name the connection will be installed.

· Dishtv will give a unique token number to the person who has ordered a connection upon receipt of the order. This unique token number will be used for future communications till the time of delivery and installation of dishtv.

· The procedure of Dishtv delivery and installation is completed only after the payment is credited in the account of the Company.

· The time duration for the delivery and installation of new connection is 3-5 working days from the date of realisation of payment or any other preferred date chosen by consumer (whichever is later).

· Customers are required to pay Rs. 200/- installation fees plus applicable Service Tax to the installer towards installation charges. In case there is need of extra wire above 12 m, the cost of same is borne by the customer.

· Once the installation of dishtv is completed, customer is required to pay the subscription charges of the package selected by him as per the applicable rates.

· Customer should also sign the Subscriber Application Form (SAF) during installation of the dishtv connection. Customer should also provide any documents as required by the company for completing the installation procedure.

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DD Direct Plus DTH Dealers

The dealers for DD Direct+ are available in every major city of India. The DD Direct dealers in metro cities of India are as mentioned below.

DD Direct Plus DTH DealersDD Direct+ Dealers in Chennai

· Shree Enterprises No: 37, Near Sri Ragavendhra Nagar, Kamaraj Nagar, Kolathur, Chennai – 600099

· Udhayam Communications, No 1, Near To Punam Timber, M G R Salai Old Perungalattur, Tambaram Ho, Chennai – 600045

· Kumar Electricals & Electronics, No 514, Selvaganpathy Nagar Near Bisleri Water Company, Poonamallee, Chennai – 600056

· M K Services, No: 51,, Back Side Of Omr Srp Tool, P T K Nagar,, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai – 600041

· Pacific Tele Transmits, No 27/14, Kannadasan Street, T Nagar, Chennai – 600017

· Ayya Telecom , No 45, Near Actor Sivaji Ganeshan House, South Boag Road, T Nagar, Chennai – 600017

· Guru Telecom, No 4/23 A, Opp To V K S Mahal, Icf E Colony, Ambattur Industrial Estate, Chennai – 600058

· Saba Communication , No 280, Mit Gate, GST RD, Chrompet, Chennai – 600044

· Sankesh Grafix, Near T Nagar Main Bus Terminus, South Usman Road, T Nagar, Chennai – 600017

· Vinoth DTH TV Services, No 9, Mullai Nagar Backside Sekar Store, Ahsram Shelter Colony, Thirumullaivoyal, Chennai – 601209

DD Direct+ Dealers in Mumbai

· J S Electronic, 6/7, Old Hanuman Building, Near Shamrao Bank, Grant Road, Mumbai – 400007

· Shreeji Electronics, Shop No3,Gulistan Building, Near Jayaprabha Hotel, Pushpark Daftray Road, Malad East, Mumbai – 400097

· Laxmi Electronics, Shop No 2, Kanji Kalidas Chawl, Near Union Bank, Off Kedarmal Road, Rani Sati Marg, Malad East, Mumbai – 400097

· Kiran Electronics, Shop No 1, Suresh Thakur Chawl, Lbs Nagar, Kandar Pada, L M RD, Dahisar, Mumbai – 400068

· Vasai Cable PVT LTD, Shop No 120,Golden Park Commercial Complex, Besides Parvati Theatre,SAI Nagar, Vasai Road West, Thane – 401202

· Dish Bazaar, B102, Nemi Krishna Building, Jethwa Nagar, Opp Bajaj Municipal School, V L Road, Kandivili West, Mumbai – 400067

· JAI Sankeshwar Electronics, 6/7, Old Hanuman Building, Near Shamrao Vithal Co Operative Bank, S N Marg, Grant Road, Mumbai – 400007

· Smart Solution & Services, Shop-2, Heena Apt, Jeevan Vikas HSG. Soc., Near Taki Vihar Road, Nalasopara East, Thane – 401209

· Zebra Enterprises, D-2, 53 Mangal Murti Chs, Gorai Bridge, Gorai 1, Borivili West, Mumbai – 400092

· Sanson Electronics, Grnd Flr Panditalaya Bldg, Nxt To Lamington Road Police Station, Lamington Rd, Chunam Lane, Grant Road, Mumbai – 400007

· Bhavin Electronics, 3A Laxmi Niwas, Near Deepali Travels,Syndicate NSB Road, N S Road, Mulund West, Mumbai – 400080

DD Direct+ Dealers in Delhi

· Sandeep Marketing Pvt, Shop No.10-11,Wz-194, Op Metro Pillar No.660, Main Najafgarh Rd, Uttam Nagar, Delhi – 110059

· Web Bookmarkeing, 2bc/ S-23, Awas Vikas Cplx, C/O Budki Tradex Pvt Ltd, Vasundra, Ghaziabad, Ghaziabad – 201010

· Amrit Electronics, 321/15, Jacobpura, Near Hanumaan Mandir, Gurgaon, Gurgaon – 122001

· C R Enterpises,U-1 Shop No 7, Near Baba Banquet Hall, Shakarpur, Delhi – 110092

· Gopal Narayan & Sons, B-26, Below Madras Hotel, Connaught Place, Delhi – 110001

· SAI & Company, 2140/1, Chuna Mandi, Pahar Ganj, Delhi – 110055

· Sun Systems, Z 118,1st Fr, Sec-12, Noida, Noida – 201301

· Ganpati Services, Q 19 2nd Flr, Nr Durga Mandir, Left Side Shree Niwas Puri Extn, Srinivas Puri, Delhi – 110065

· R P S India, Shop No-41,Shri Sham Palace, Sec-4 & 5 Crossing, Railway Rd, Gurgaon, Gurgaon – 122002

DD Direct+ Dealers in Ahmedabad

· Shree Shakti Mobie And Electronics, 19 Shreeji Complex, Gurukul Road, NR Oxford Tower, Gurukul, Ahmedabad – 380052

· Mplus Service Zone,7f1 Shanti Sadhan 1, Opp Vejalpur Bus Stop, NR Baliyadev Mahadev Temple, Vejalpur, Ahmedabad – 380051

· New Ankur Electronics, 4 Antrix Building, Panjarapole Char Rasta, Ambavadi, Ahmedabad – 380015

· Patel Agency, 15 Ground Floor Vaikunth Complex, NR Raspan Party Plot 80 Feet Roads, New India Colony, Naroda, Ahmedabad – 380025

· Angel Communication, C 19 Capital Commercial Centre, Nr Sanyas Ashram, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380009

· Samantar Sales And Services PVT LTD, 1/2, Shiv Kamal Apartment, Opp Central Excise & Custom House, Ambavadi, Ahmedabad – 380015

· Recharge Shop, A-1, Nilkamal Society, Sattadhar Cross Road, Ghatlodia, Ahmedabad – 380061

· MAC Marketing, Cadila Bridge Jasoda Chokadi, Vatva Gidc, Vatva Gidc, Ahmedabad – 382445

· Agrawal Agency, 32, Rudra Square, 1ST Floor, NR IDBI Bank, Opp Kalupur Bank, Judges Bunglow Cross Road, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad – 380054

· Rajvi Enterprise, 436 Sarvodaya Commercial Complex4th Floor, Nr Gpo, Salapas Road, Ahmedabad – 380001

· Ganesh Communication, A/5, Yash Avenue, NR Maansarovar Road, IOC Road, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad – 382424

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Comparisons between DTH and Cable

The cable TV arrived few decades ago and replaced TV Antennaswhen they were used for receiving the television transmission. The cable TV operators offered many channels and the set up includes huge dish shaped antennas that are placed on top of the cable operator’s office or house. Customers were able to get a connection by paying a deposit and a monthly subscription charges. This set up includes the laying of cables through narrow streets and pathways alongside buildings. Any disruption to service due to rain or other reason led to poor signals transmission.

The DTH service has emerged as a better alternative to cable Television services.DTH service is the next generation technology that offers different kind of TV viewing experience. One needs to have a small dish for receiving the TV/AV signal and a Set Top Boxfor receiving and delivering the signal.

Comparisons between DTH and Cable Comparison

· DTH provides better picture, audio and sound quality than cable TV. It is because the cable TV in India makes use of analog signals while DTH uses digital signals that are transmitted directly from

· the satellite to home. The cable transmission is still analog in spite of digital transmission and reception of TV signals.

· DTH services provide stereophonic sound effects that are much better than the sound quality received from cable TV.

· DTH services are available even in remote areas and locations however; the penetration of cable TV is limited to only to those terrestrial regions where the cable can be laid.

· Cable TV does not offer any Interactive services while DTH services provide enhanced interactive TV services including Internet access, email, video conferencing and movie-on-demand.

· The DTH and Cable services differ in the way of reaching the consumer’s home. In case of DTH, TV channels are transmitted from the satellite directly to a small dish antenna in the window or rooftop of the consumer’s home. Thus, it allows the broadcaster to directly connect with the user and does not involve middlemen like local cable operator.

The Cable services are offered via the cables laid by cable operators. It involves the transmission of TV channels from the broadcaster via satellite to the dish antenna of local cable operator which then provide connections to the consumers via cables.

· DTH is an advanced next generation technology that offers as much as 700 channels while cable TV has limitations of transmitting selected number of channels with proper picture and sound quality.

· DTH services offer the consumers to select the Dynamic Program Packages they want to use. Thus, consumers will pay for what they want to watch. However, in case of Cable TV, consumers do not have much choice to select their preferred channels.

· Dth services provide Advanced Viewing Control Features such as Electronic Program Guide (EPG), however there are no such services available with cable TV.

· DTh services allows the consumer to move the dish and STB to anywhere conveniently, however it is not the same with Cable tV where consumers have to take new connection at new location.

Disclaimer : Information subject to change. Please check with the vendor’s website for latest information.

Comparison of India’s Dth Providers

The arrival of DTH services in India has led to the emergence of many Dth service providers who are offering various value added services at competitive prices. As a consumer, one has to carefully select the service provider after considering the various factors such as transmission in inclement weather, picture quality, plans & packages, package pricing and other value added services.

Some of the famous DTH providers in India include Airtel Digital, Dish TV, Big TV,Videocon D2H, TataSky,Sun Direct, and others.

Comparison of India's Dth Providers Comparison of Interactive Services

The comparison of Interactive services offered by various DTH providers in India is mentioned below.

Tata Sky : Its interactive services such as Active Topper, Active Learning, Active Stories, Active Mall, Active English, Active Wizkids, Active Games, Active Darshan, Active Cooking, Active Astrology, etc.

It offers following packages

Super Hit pack : 63 channels and costs Rs 160 per month.

Super Value pack :103 channels and costs Rs 200 per month.

Super Value Kids pack : 104 channels and costs Rs 225 per month.

Super Saver pack : 124 channels and costs Rs 275 per month.

Airtel Digital :Its interactive services includesiNet, iLearn, iNews, iMatinee, iTravel, iAstro, iSports, etc.

It offers following packages

Super value:110 channels and costs Rs 127 per month

New value : 118 channels and costs Rs 160 per month

Economy: 155channels and costs Rs 221per month

Mega : 177 channels and costs Rs 304 per month

Ultra: 184 channels and costs Rs 364 per month

Dish TV :Its interactive services include Gaming, News Active, Bhakti Active, Astro Active, ICICI Active, Sports Active, Multilingual Service, Shaadi Active, Jobs Active, Travel Active, etc.

It offers following packages

Titanium pack: 193 channels and costs Rs 332.5 per month

Child pack :190 channels and costs Rs 165per month

PlatinumShine Pack+1 free top up: 190 channels and costs Rs 312per month

Gold : 165 channels and costs Rs 210per month

Silver : 145 channels and costs Rs 125per month

South platinum : 190 channels and costs Rs 312per month

South Gold : 155 channels and costs Rs 190per month

South Silver: 145 channels and costs Rs 125per month

Big TV :Its interactive services includeiStock, iCricket, iAstro, icooking, iCare, iGame, iNews, etc.

It offers following packages

Value pack : 81 channels and costs Rs 90+ Taxes per month

Bronze pack :111 channels and costs Rs 135+ Taxesper month

Silver pack :123 channels and costs Rs 180+Taxes per month

Gold pack : 138 channels and costs Rs 225+Taxes per month

Diamond pack : 152 channels and costs Rs 270+Taxes per month

Platinum pack : 156 channels and costs Rs 315+Taxes per month

Videocon D2H:Its interactive services includeActive Darshan, Active Cooking, Active Travel, Active Health &Fitness,etc.

It offers following packages

Gold pack : 125channels and costs 150per month

Diamond pack : 165 channels and costs Rs 275per month

Sun Direct: It offers following packages

Shine Pack+1free top up : 130 channels and costs 120 per month

North Jumbo pack : 30 channels and costs 300 per month

Comparison of other DTH features

DTH Features

Tata Sky

Dish TV

BIG TV

Airtel Digital

Sun Direct

Videocon d2h

Movies on Demand Channels

7

6

21

6

4

Coming soon

Favorite Channels list

1 with 20 channel

8 with Unlimited

8 with Unlimited

4 with 15 channel

No

4 lists with 20 channels each

Naming Favourites

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Top 10 list

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Parental control with rating

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Quality- MPEG4

DVD

DVD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DVB -S2

No

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Language for interface

Single

Single

Single

Single

Single

2 Language out of 9 available

Customizable hud

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Ticker/Widgets

No

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Package Model

Base pack+Add on

Base Pack + Alacarte

Base Package+Add on

Base Package + Adding

Base Pack + Add on +

BasePack + Add on

Pack + Few alacarte

Packs + regional Packs

next Package or Topups

Alacarte

Disclaimer : Information subject to change. Please check with the vendor’s website for latest information.

Chota Packs

Airtel Digital TV offers the freedom of customising the channels packages as per the requirement of the consumers. Consumers can now select from the wide array of Chota Packs available to select the channels of their choice. Customers have to subscribe for any of the base packs before opting for any of the Chota packs. In case of Zee Sports and Ten Sports packs, customer needs to subscribe for at least 6 months.

Chota Packs Ways for subscribing to Chota Packs

Consumers can subscribe for Chota Packs using any of the following ways

Subscribe online: Consumers can visit the airtel digital TV website for selecting their desired chota pack and subscribe online.

http://www.airtel.in/chota-pack/chota_pack.html

Subscribe by sending SMS: Consumers can also send SMS to 54325 from registered mobile or any other mobile for selecting and booking the desired chota packs.

Registered mobile : SMS ADD <pack code> to 54325 from

Any other mobile : ADD <pack code><customer ID>

Subscribe by call: Consumers can also select and subscribe Chota pack by making calls to IVR on the Airtel Digital TV call center numbers.

In addition to these, consumers can also select a channel of his/her choice by sending SMS GET <channel name> or GET <channel number> to 54325.

For example, SMS GET ESPN to 54325

Featured Chota packs

Some of the featured Chota Packs are mentioned below.

ESPN 3 Channels: It costs 40 Rs per month and includes ESPN, Star Sports and Star cricket

Bada Kids plus five channels : It costs 35 Rs per month and include Pogo, Hungama, CN, Animax and nickelodeon

Ten Sports : It costs 20 Rs per month

UTV Plus 3 Channels : It costs 15 Rs per month and include Bindaas, UTV Movies and UTV Action

Hindi Plus 8 Channels : It costs 45 Rs per month and include Bindaas, UTV Movies, UTV Action, Zee TV, Sahara One, Filmi, Star Gold and Zee Cinema

Neo Plus 2 Channels : It costs 40 Rs per month and include Neo Sports and Neo Cricket

WB : It costs 10 Rs per month

Cine Plus 5 Channels : It costs 40 Rs per month and include MGM, Star Movies, Zee Studio, Sony Pix, and HBO

AAj Tak : It costs 10 Rs per month

Ten Cricket : It costs 30 Rs per month

Cosmo Plus : It costs 45 Rs per month and include BBC Entertainment, FX, Fox Crime, Spark Big CBS, Prime Big CBS, Love Big CBS, Movies Now

Disclaimer : Information subject to change. Please check with the vendor’s website for latest information.