Nine channels likely to be discontinued from DD DDirect Plus w.e.f August 15, 2013

Nine channels likely to be discontinued from DD DDirect Plus w.e.f August 15, 2013

A notice has been mention in www.ddindia.gov.in official Doordarshan website that Nine channels are likely to be discontinued from DD DDirect Plus w.e.f August 15, 2013. Here is the official link where the notice is published. http://www.ddindia.gov.in/Homepage/Program%20Column%202/Documents/DiscontinuationofDTHChannel.pdf ... 

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Doordarshan to increase channels on DD Direct Plus DTH service

Doordarshan to increase channels on DD Direct Plus DTH service

New Delhi, Aug 11: Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati is planning to increase “significantly” the number of channels offered through its free-to-air DTH service, by auctioning them in a staggered manner. It is also considering carrying out a change in its policy to try and get the best of channels on its DTH service. From Tuesday, six vacant slots on Prasar Bharati’s Direct to Home (DTH)... 

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Prasar Bharati and France 24 ink a deal to strengthen partnership

Prasar Bharati and France 24 ink a deal to strengthen partnership

MUMBAI: Prasar Bharati and France 24 on 17 July signed an agreement which is set to strengthen the partnership with the pubcaster. The agreement was signed by French 24 vice president Eric Cremmer and Doordarshan’s additional director general Ranjan P Thakur. As part of the agreement, France 24 channel will be available to the DTH viewers on DD Direct plus from 1 November. The agreement... 

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Private DTH players score over DD

Private DTH players score over DD

Free-to-air channels have failed to enthuse entertainment seekers on the tube. Doordarshan’s free fare on its Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform is receiving poor patronage from customers. Viewers are attracted to a host of DTH players in the private sector apparently due to the variety of package on offer despite having to pay for the same. The government-owned media entity has lost a large... 

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DD’s DTH platform rejects 2 TV channels, 15 opt out

DD’s DTH platform rejects 2 TV channels, 15 opt out

NEW DELHI: DD Direct Plus has rejected two television channels to hop on to its free-to-air direct-to-home (DTH) platform, while 15 broadcasters have opted out of it. Care World and India News participated in the e-auction but could not qualify, according to Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting S Jagathrakshakan. The 15 channels which did not participate in the recent e-auction... 

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I&B gets Parliamentary Committee rap on DD’s DTH expansion

I&B gets Parliamentary Committee rap on DD’s DTH expansion

NEW DELHI: A Parliamentary Committee has criticised the Information and Broadcasting Ministry for not doing adequate preparatory work before embarking upon schemes to increase the capacity of Doordarshan’s free-to-air direct-to-home platform DD Direct Plus. Doordarshan’s DTH platform at present has capacity of 59 Standard Definition (SD) TV channels. A plan scheme for upgradation of Doordarshan’s... 

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Spectrum crunch may cost Prasar Bharati Rs.300 crore

Spectrum crunch may cost Prasar Bharati Rs.300 crore

New Delhi: Acute shortage of DTH spectrum may account for a minimum loss of R300 crore for public broadcaster Prasar Bharati in the current fiscal. Due to spectrum crunch and lack of Ku-band transponders (DTH spectrum) on satellites, the expansion and revenue-earning capabilities of the public broadcaster have been badly hit.As a result, it has to shelve plans to outsource the operational... 

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