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Updated Data of 1600 + Channels over 46 Satellites

Sony Gem has started at 3703 V, SR 4444.
People’s TV has started at 3933 V, SR 3000/

Rujak TV and Share has started at 3460 H, SR 29900.
At 3768 H "TVRI Nasional, TVRI 3 and TVRI 4" have started on, FTA, SR 4000.
At 3946 V "Best Buy Home Shopping" has started on, FTA, SR 7400.
Alerth Alnabawi Channel has started at 4140 V, SR 30000.

The “Gazprom” mux with TV Centr Dalniy Vostok (+7h), Perviy Obrazovatelniy, Pyatnica! (+4h), Radost Moya and TV 3 Russia (+7h) has started at 3674 L, SR 17500. GTRK Dalnevostochnaya has started at 4164 V, SR 2963.

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Focus || MAY 2016

High-Throughput Satellite

High Throughput Satellites (HTS) is currently a very hot topic of the satellite industry. High-throughput satellite (HTS) is a classification for communications satellites that provide at least twice, though usually by a factor of 20 or more, the total throughput of a classic FSS satellite for the same amount of allocated orbital spectrum thus significantly reducing cost-per-bit. These satellites are Ka-band and are optimized for data applications, using such techniques as multiple spot beams with extensive frequency reuse, which means they achieve significantly greater capacity than that of conventional Ku- or C-band satellites optimized for broadcast applications such as TV. For example, the EchoStar XVII satellite with JUPITER™ high- throughput technology covers North America with 60 spot beams, and has well in excess of 100 Gbps of capacity, enough to deliver high-speed Internet service to an estimated 1.5 to 2 million HughesNet subscribers. Indeed, HTS investment in North America has been justified because of the huge consumer demand for high-speed Internet access, now with well over 1 million subscribers enjoying high-speed Internet access via satellite from the two providers, Hughes and ViaSat. And they have both announced plans to launch next generation HTS satellites in 2016, bringing total capacity over North America to well over 400 Gbps. But not every region in the world has the addressable market to justify the kind of significant satellite broadband investment that we see in North America. Read More...

Feature || MAY 2016

The revolution Of OTT & VOD Industry

The revolution in the Over The Top Content (OTT) or Video On Demand (VOD) industry in India is somewhat similar to the exponential growth of satellite TV during 1990s, thanks to the globalization policy of the government. Today, the Digital India initiative is set to accelerate the OTT and VOD players. Due to the factors like exponential growth in the smartphones and a rollout of 4G services, the OTT industry is set to flourish and prosper in India. The launch of Netflix in India has seen the OTT (over-the-top) platform buzzing with entry of new players. Competition intensified in March with the rollout of Voot, a 50:50 joint venture between Viacom18 & Reliance Industries and US-based Vuclip’s Viu. Viacom18, which announced Voot last October, is the latest broadcast network player to enter this space. Speaking about the launch of this OTT platform, Gaurav Gandhi, Chief Operating Officer - Viacom18 Digital Ventures said, “We are launching at a time when 4G and fibre-to-home will come shortly and change the game forever. We are at the cusp of the explosion of digital space. Secondly our pillars of strategy like comedy, drama, reality, kids and originals are built around extensive learning by BCG (the Boston Consulting Group) on consumption of YouTube videos.” Read More..

Blog: Daily Dish
Feature || MAY 2016

Sports broadcasting industry well grow in India

Depending on the higher number of sports events in 2016, the overall sports broadcasting industry in India is likely to grow by 15-20 percent over the last year, industry sources have said. "The growth of the market for sports broadcasting varies depending on the number sports events in a particular year. Higher number of events in a year is expected to push up market growth figure for the particular year. We cannot have a steady trend of growth year-on-year basis," Sony Pictures Networks India's executive vice president and business head, Sports cluster, Prasana Krishnan said. "Since the year 2016 had already T20 cricket World Cup and will have UEFA EURO 2016, this year will be a bigger one. The overall sports broadcasting market in India is expected to grow 15-20 percent in 2016 over the last calendar year," he said. "There is a buoyant market condition as advertising spend is good. The market is growing well." According to him, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has the most pan-India appeal while several other sporting leagues in India like kabaddi, hockey, football, badminton and tennis and so on are also helping region base markets to grow. Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) also eyes 15-20 revenue growth this year, he said. Read More..

News Article || MAY 2016

Liberalization of spectrum

Upon its inception, Facebook instantly took America by storm — sweeping across college campuses, captivating the youth demographic, and, finally, establishing itself as an essential social media fixture among Internet users. Now, in an increasingly global age, one might assume that citizens of developing countries would be next in line, eager and ready to accept Facebook and all the latest, trendy technological accessories it has to offer. Yet, interestingly, this has not been the case in India. The country has been giving Facebook a hard time — and for good reason. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) officially banned Facebook’s Free Basics, an app launched in 2013 as a part of its Internet.org initiative. Marketed as a tool promoting digital equality for individuals with no Internet, the application provides access to a limited selection of websites and platforms. Facebook’s logic is that some accessibility is better than none. However, members of the TRAI and the Indian telecom industry along with Internet activists soon identified Free Basics as a violation of net neutrality, a tenet of digital ethics that ensures equal access to all information on the Internet. In basic terms, net neutrality preserves consumer’s choice of reading material and thereby protects open forums for free speech, public opinion, and a balanced dissemination and exchange of ideas. Furthermore, net neutrality guarantees that budding start-ups, such as Facebook itself during its nascent stage, will be able to self promote online without fear of monopolization by other web competitors, ensuring an even playing field for small businesses. These benefits have led figures from Rajan Anandan, head of Google India, to Tim Berners-Lee, the so-called creator of the Internet, to openly promote net neutrality as an industry standard worldwide. Yet amidst these recent criticisms, Marc Andreessen, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and member of Facebook’s Board, added fuel to the fire by tweeting, “Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades. Why Stop Now?” This inflammatory comment brought to the forefront the uncomfortable comparison of Facebook’s expansion to India’s colonial period, a concept evoking the image of the heroic Westerner swooping in to “save” or “help” the impoverished. Andreessen’s comment only intensified a long existing and reasonable sentiment in Indians to be suspicious of Western influence and advances. Read More...

News Article || MAY 2016

Doordarshan DTT service reaching to Smart Phones & iDTV

National broadcaster, Doordarshan, has launched Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) across 16 cities in India, reaching mobile TV to its viewers. The sixteen cities are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Guwahati, Patna, Ranchi, Cuttack, Lucknow, Jallandhar, Raipur, Indore, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Bangalore and Ahmadabad. There will be no charges for watching the DD channels on the DTT platform. Moreover, no internet connection is required after the software has been installed. Public and private transportation vehicles and public places are potential environments for Mobile Television. At present, DD National, DD News, DD Bharati, DD Sports, DD Regional/DD Kisan are being relayed across Mobile TV. Enabling Digital Terrestrial Television requires just a one-time investment on a dongle and involves no extra expenditure, unlike other services, like streaming on internet. The TV pictures are, moreover, free of “ghosting” and “snowing”. Digital Terrestrial Television secures greater plurality in platform ownership, ensuring that no single platform owner may exert undue influence on public opinion or political agendas. The digital transition offers a greater opportunity for production of local content and so, more job opportunities and increase in creativity and entrepreneurship. A strong DTT platform is critical for healthy competition in the TV market, not to speak of a wide range of social benefits, of which the most essential is the all-weather reliable platform. Since there is no risk, whatsoever, of a catastrophic failure of the network, DTT is an alternative distribution platform. Read More...

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