Digital TV News: Doordarshan

Planetcast launches content supply chain management system
Feb 6, 2024 – Planetcast has launched its NexC single-window content supply chain management system to simplify content management, distribution and monetisation for media & entertainment companies.
News categories: Planetcast, Sanjay Duda, Venugopal Iyengar, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, Worldwide

Prasar Bharati releases OTT platform RFP
Oct 11, 2023 – E-tenders are invited from Indian bidders for and on behalf of Prasar Bharati, Doordarshan for the design, development, implementation, operation and maintenance of an OTT platform.
News categories: Prasar Bharati, Content Distribution, Digital TV, India, Streaming

Planetcast to showcase distribution technologies at NAB Show 2023
Apr 12, 2023 – Planetcast will feature its suite of products, from Cloud Playout to Media Asset Management (MAM) to Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) to Over-the-top (OTT) streaming at NAB 2023.
News categories: Planetcast, Switch Media, Sanjay Duda, Mark Johns, Content Distribution, Digital TV, NABShow, Streaming, Worldwide

New BIS standard for TV receivers requires built in satellite tuner
Jan 9, 2023 – The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published a standard for TV receivers, enabling satellite TV reception without the need for a set-top box. Doordarshan is in the process of phasing out analog transmission, but will continue to broadcast on satellite.
News categories: Bureau of Indian Standards, Digital TV, India, Regulation, Satellite, Smart TV

India to fund distribution of 800,000 free DD satellite STBs
Jan 4, 2023 – India's government has approved a proposal to provide infrastructure development support to Prasar Bharati. The Scheme includes free distribution of over 8 lakh DD Free Dish STBs to people living in remote, tribal, LWE and border areas.
News categories: Prasar Bharati, Digital TV, India, Satellite, Set Top Box

DTH subscribers down 1.6 million in India in 1Q 2022
Jul 26, 2022 – According to TRAI, the total Pay DTH active subscriber base in India decreased from 68.52 million in December 2021 to 66.92 million in March 2022. There are 12 MSOs & 1 HITS operator with a subscriber base of over one million.
News categories: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Cable TV, Digital TV, India, Satellite, Subscribers

DTH subscribers down 370,000 in India in 4Q 2021
May 4, 2022 – According to TRAI, Pay DTH in India had an average active subscriber base of 68.52 million at 31st December 2021. At the same time there were 12 MSOs and 1 HITS operator with a subscriber base of more than one million.
News categories: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Cable TV, Digital TV, India, Market Research, Satellite

DD Free Dish now reaches more than 43 million households
Mar 31, 2022 – With improved auction processes leading to more and better quality channels, between 2017 and 2022 the free DTH service from Doordarshan achieved growth of almost 100% from 22 million in 2017 to 43 million in 2022.
News categories: DD Free Dish, Digital TV, India, Satellite, Subscribers

DTH subscribers down 970,000 in India in 3Q 2021
Jan 10, 2022 – According to TRAI, Pay DTH in India had an average active subscriber base of 68.89 million at 30th September 2021. At the same time there were 12 MSOs and 1 HITS operator with a subscriber base of more than one million.
News categories: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Cable TV, Digital TV, India, Satellite, Subscribers