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Data: India’s DTH subs fall

India’s four giant DTH operators saw a fall in their combined subscriber numbers according to data from regulator TRAI. Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV and Sun Direct saw combined subscriber numbers fall slightly from 68.89 million in September 2021 to 68.52 million in December 2021. There are more DTH viewers in the service […]

May 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

Aswal joins Firstlight Media

With market traction fueling new growth opportunities in India and beyond, Firstlight Media has announced that Navdeep Singh Aswal has joined the company as Head of Sales, India and MENA. Aswal, who has helped Tier 1 operators and media companies select and deploy OTT platforms for more than 15 years, will build on Firstlight Media’s […]

April 12, 2022

ThinkAnalytics 2021 revenue up 20%

ThinkAnalytics, a global provider of cloud-based personalised content discovery, viewer insight, and targeted advertising solutions, has reported overall revenue growth of 20 per cent year on year. Significantly, four major new customer signings in North America, as well as others in Europe and Asia Pacific, will bring the total number of subscribers served by ThinkAnalytics […]

January 27, 2022

ThinkAnalytics: “Super-aggregation to go mainstream”

Peter Docherty, Founder and CTO at ThinkAnalytics, has shared his 2022 industry predictions. Personalised tile promotions will unlock new revenues We’ll see video service providers selling prime tile space on their TV recommendations carousel to content and channel owners who will run campaigns personalised to each viewer. Armed with rich analytics and actionable insights, video […]

December 16, 2021

Tata Sky expands its DataMiner System

Skyline Communications, a global player in AI-powered multi-vendor network management and orchestration software for ICT media and broadband solutions, announces an expansion of their award-winning DataMiner platform at Tata Sky India. DataMiner continues to fully manage Tata Sky’s DTH operations, but now across an even wider scale of data sources. Tata Sky, headquartered in Mumbai, […]

October 15, 2021

Tata Sky takes all of GSAT-24

NewSpace India (NSIL), the renamed commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), says that its new satellite GSAT-24, due to be launched by Arianespace early in 2022, has been fully leased. The client for the satellite is DTH broadcaster Tata Sky. “The entire satellite capacity on-board GSAT-24 will be leased to its committed […]

October 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

Key India pay-TV channels going FTA

Doordarshan Direct (DD) offers Indian viewers free-to-view channels on its DD FreeDish. Some 20 channels, previously available on India’s various pay-TV platforms, are also broadcasting on DD FreeDish. Harit Nagpal, MD & CEO at Tata Sky, says there are 20 channels that are still part of the pay bouquets of the pay-TV operators. TataSky, Airtel […]

September 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

ThinkAnalytics powers Tata Sky Binge aggregation

Indian content distribution platform Tata Sky is delivering OTT aggregation with the introduction of Tata Sky Binge. Content discovery and viewer analytics solution provider ThinkAnalytics’ Think360 cloud-based personalised content discovery and viewer engagement platform is now live on Tata Sky’s Binge Fire TV Stick service and Binge mobile app. Binge subscribers now benefit from personalised […]

July 29, 2021

The Q amps-up comedy quotient

Following the success of BakLol and recognizing the audiences’ burgeoning need for light hearted content, The Q, one of India’s fastest growing Hindi general entertainment channels  further strengthens its content slate with a stellar line up of new age sketch comedies. The channel aims to take the laughter quotient a notch higher with content that […]

July 28, 2021

Abu Dhabi bans satellite dishes again

Abu Dhabi’s city authorities are again cracking down on what they describe as “illegal” satellite dishes. The ruling is designed to improve the city’s visual aesthetics. Local reports say that a building to allowed have a maximum of 4 dishes and these must then distribute their signals to all residents of a apartment block. Dishes […]

May 10, 2021By Chris Forrester