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Airtel Digital TV launches standard definition set-top-box for Rs 2000

Priced at no extra cost, the set-top-box will allow customers to just plug-in a pen drive to record their favorite TV programmes

YouTube launches comedy week in India

Lines up 400 hours of best comedy content and 35 new exclusive shows on YouTube

Dish TV India selects Broadcom for new direct-to-home set-top boxes

Dish TV India's new devices will deliver increased high-definition (HD) content offerings to its subscribers

Tata Sky selects Broadcom for new direct-to-home set-top boxes

By leveraging Broadcom’s MPEG-4 SD STB, Tata Sky is able to deliver more content to subscribers on a wider variety of channels and with better optimized channel bandwidth

Airtel digital TV launches Freemium PPV, for better movie viewing experience on DTH

All airtel digital TV customers can now enjoy popular movies for free

DigiVive ties up with IndiaCast for twenty channels

partnership will enable live streaming of TV 18 and ETV channels bouquet

Reliance’s BIGFLIX gets a brand new look

Bigflix.com redoes it’s UI to complete the movie watching experience

TRAI asked to deal with monopolies in cable TV sector

The move is significant keeping in view the digitization process

TRAI seeks stakeholders’ comments on quality of broadband service

The regulations seek to prescribe a financial disincentive on Broadband Service providers for non-compliance with the benchmark of the quality of service parameters

ZTE obtains conditional access authorisation from Nagravision Switzerland

As a result of the authorisation, ZTE will have wider access to the markets in which Nagravision operates, providing intelligent set-top boxes (STBs) to Nagravision customers around the world

Exset selects Hyundai Digital Technology to provide MPEG4 Set-Top-Box service in Cambodia

With the first nationwide digital terrestrial TV platform service Cambodian televisions are expected to switch to Digital Video Broadcasting Terrestrial (DVB-T) in 2015

NSTPL, Motorola Mobility, Intelsat and KIT digital launch DTN cable service

Motorola is the end to end technology partner, KIT digital is the solution architect and managed services partner, and Intelsat is the satellite provider for the JAINHITS service

Airtel digital TV launches USSD self care service for its customers

USSD is a menu-based system that enables interfacing with content based services. Instead of a browser, which requires an internet / GPRS connection), the USSD menu acts as browser to pull content to the phone

TV viewing increasingly accompanied by use of social media: Ericsson

The report says 66 percent of women engage in this behavior, compared to 58 percent of men while 25 percent of consumers use social media to discuss what they are watching while they are watching it

Videocon d2h launches “d2h Cinema”

Every month 4 new movies will be shown on “d2h Cinema” at a subscription fee of Rs. 60 every month, which means consumers will be able to watch each movie at a cost as less as Rs. 15

Hughes Communications India bags contract from Prasad Film Laboratories for digital cinema satellite network

The contact aims at implementing a broadband satellite network to distribute digital cinema content to 1000 sites across Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala

Videocon d2h offers new channels on its platform

The company said these new additions to the already large gamut of offerings from Videocon d2h have enable it to emerge as a new leader in the DTH sector

Exset launches solutions for cable operators

Currently the Cable Operators across India are depended on monthly subscription fee for their revenue, which will change once the process of digitization starts in India

CSG International to support India’s Cable industry evolution

CSG serves the world’s largest cable companies in the U.S. including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Dish Network, Cox Communications, Charter Communications and Mediacom, with a variety of solutions

Vertical monopoly of pay broadcaster and MSOs must end: COFI

COFI said various broadcasters, their distribution companies like Media Pro, MSMD, ESPN Star Sports, Sun 18 have appointed various MSOs as distributors, who are also having their own cable networks