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  "Sahara One" removed from Videocon d2h
Posted by: IDF Knight - 11 minutes ago - Forum: Videocon D2H - No Replies

"Sahara One" removed from Videocon d2h.

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  ALTBalaji New Content & Premiers Updates
Posted by: IDF Knight - 8 hours ago - Forum: Digital Streaming (IPTV) - Replies (1)

This thread is dedicated to new content and premiers on ALTBalaji digital streaming app

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  Della Adventure(Entertainment) is providing an exclusive offer to Tata Sky subscribe
Posted by: Rdev - Yesterday, 04:39 PM - Forum: Tata Sky - No Replies

Della Adventure(Entertainment) is providing an exclusive offer to Tata Sky subscribers in Entertainment who recharge for more than or equal to Rs.150. They will receive a coupon code which will entitle them to get Flat 25% off online. To avail this offer, Tata Sky subscribers should recharge via website only.

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  Discount on Dining at FreshMenu for Tata Sky Subscribers
Posted by: Rdev - Yesterday, 04:21 PM - Forum: Tata Sky - No Replies

Get Up to 25% + extra 5% off (up to Rs. 150) for New Users & 20% off (up to Rs. 100) on min purchase of Rs. 250 online on Freshmenu. Valid for All Users, while dining in Freshmenu. Recharge your Tata Sky account for Rs.100 and more and get the discount coupon code to redeem on your dining at Freshmenu. Tata Sky Subscribers have to recharge via only. This offer is valid till 31st August, 2018.

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  &flix to premiere ‘The Dark Tower’ on 19 Aug
Posted by: nairrk - Yesterday, 02:46 PM - Forum: (English / Hindi) Music & Movie Channels - No Replies

MUMBAI: English movie channel &flix is set to premiere the fantasy-adventure ‘The Dark Tower’ on 19 August at 1 pm, 9 pm.

Directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel, the film is centered around Idris Elba as Ronald Deschain, Mathew McConaughey who plays his arch-enemy Walter Padick a.k.a. The Man in Black and Jake Chambers as Tom Taylor.

Jake, an average New York teenager is frequently seen to have some troubling dreams of a parallel universe called Mid-World. Taking cues from his visions, Jake finds an abandoned house with a peculiar machine that turns out to be a portal to Mid-World. Venturing into this mystery land, Jake chances upon Ronald and shares with him about his dreams of The Dark Tower – the one that holds the universe together.

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However, Walter uses his evil magic to bring down this tower by strapping young kids and using their ‘shine’. With the whole world in jeopardy, together with Jake and Ronald, set out to foil his plans and protect The Dark Tower from tumbling down. The final sequence in New York is a spectacle with red skies hovering and the deadly earthquakes as the ultimate battle of good versus evil decides the fate of the universe.


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  Honor 8 Pro available for only Re 1; here's how to get it via Honor India's website
Posted by: nairrk - Yesterday, 12:43 PM - Forum: Deals - No Replies

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It may not have a funky notched display or the color-changing glass back panel of the Honor 10, but last year’s Honor 8 Pro is still a very capable smartphone. And if you can get it for just Re 1, well, that’s like the deal of the century.

It may sound unbelievable, but you can actually get the Honor 8 Pro at just Re 1 as a part of the ‘Honor 8 Pro Super Sale’. The smartphone’s black color variant will be up for grabs on Honor India’s website at Re 1. The sale is set to begin today (August 14, 2018) at 11:30AM, and will continue till stocks last.

To stand the chance of grabbing an Honor 8 Pro at the super low price, you need to act quick. To get started, register/login to the Honor India’s online store (, and enter your address details. Once the sale starts, you need to click on the ‘Buy’ button as fast as you can (since stocks are bound to be limited). If you manage to add the smartphone to your shopping cart, proceed to make the online payment of Re 1. Once the payment is confirmed, the smartphone will be shipped to the default address saved under your profile.

Launched in April 2017, Honor 8 Pro is powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, paired with 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. The dual-SIM smartphone also has a (hybrid) expansion slot that can take up microSD cards of up to 256GB in size.

Honor 8 Pro has a 5.7-inch Quad-HD display with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels, and a pixel density of 515ppi. It runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box (upgradeable to Android Oreo), with Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 UI overlay baked on top.

For imaging, Honor 8 Pro has a dual-camera system at the back. There are two 12-megapixel sensors, with one shooting in color and other in monochrome. Up front, there’s an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calls.
Having all standard connectivity options (including USB Type-C and 3.5mm audio port), the Honor 8 Pro is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with fast-charging support.


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  BSNL Prepaid Plans: The best prepaid plans currently offered
Posted by: nairrk - Yesterday, 12:08 PM - Forum: Cellular Services - No Replies

The affordability of mobile prepaid plans and value on offer means that users today have plenty of options to choose from, with Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Airtel all offering excellent prepaid plans. But if you’ve been a BSNL subscriber for a while, you’ll probably prefer to stick to the government-owned telecom service provider, purely for its wide-reaching network that gets it to even remote corners of the country. And although BSNL still hasn’t rolled out 4G services, it’s the preferred provider for many in India.

We’ve put together a list of the best prepaid plans on offer from BSNL in August 2018, so you can pick the best option for you. BSNL offers a wide range of prepaid plans in various budgets, thereby reaching customers across the cost spectrum.

Rs 9 and Rs 29 recharges
These are limited availability plans, only running till August 25. Under this, users will get one day of validity on the Rs 9 recharge and seven days on the Rs 29 recharge, unlimited calls on any network (local + STD), 100 SMS per day and 2GB data per day (after which data is unlimited at 80kbps). Mumbai and Delhi mobile numbers aren’t included in the calling benefits though.

Rs 36 and Rs 37 recharges
These plans offer identical benefits, with the key difference being that the pulse for voice calls is seconds on the Rs 36 plan and minutes on the Rs 37 plan. Users are offered 50MB of data for 30 days, and a validity of 180 days, and must recharge with top-ups to be able to place calls or use data after the free allowance. The plan is ideal for users who intend to use the connection primarily to receive calls, and maybe place a few calls too.

Jai Jawan Plan
The plan is priced at Rs 113, and offers 2700 seconds of calls on BSNL networks, 2700 seconds to other networks. The plan is valid for 30 days, offers 50MB of data, and has an additional benefit of 20 minutes of calls per day to any two BSNL numbers.

Plan 186
Priced at Rs 186, this is the most affordable heavy usage plan on the BSNL network. Under this plan, users get unlimited calls (excluding Mumbai and Delhi numbers which are charged extra) and 1GB data per day for 28 days, along with 100 SMS per day. The plan itself is valid for 180 days even though the free benefits expire in 28 days.

Plan 429 / Plan 485 / Plan 666
These plans are also heavy usage plans, that come with long validity. The Rs 429 plan offers its benefits for 81 days, the Rs 485 plan runs for 90 days and the Rs 666 plan runs for 129 days, although the total validity is 180 days on all three plans. The plans offer 1GB to 1.5GB of high-speed data per day, unlimited calls on all networks (excluding Mumbai and Delhi numbers) and 100 SMS per day.

Maximum Plan
Priced at Rs 999, this is the most expensive plan on offer from BSNL. It offers unlimited calls across all networks (local + STD, except Mumbai and Delhi numbers which are charged at Rs 0.60 per minute), 1GB high-speed data per day (throttled to 40kbps after the free usage) and 100 SMS per day for 181 days. After the 181 day limit, the connection will remain active for incoming calls and usage with top-ups up to 365 days from the start of the plan.

Top Ups
BSNL also offers top-ups in various denominations and values, which can be used for additional usage on top of the regular plans and validity. There are various top-up values ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 5,500, which allow users to place calls or consume additional data.


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  Sony Sab’s content offering to go beyond comedy
Posted by: nairrk - Yesterday, 10:39 AM - Forum: (English / Hindi) Fashion, Lifestyle & Entertainment Channels - No Replies

MUMBAI: Hindi GEC Sony Sab, which has the distinction of being a differentiated channel with a unique content offering, is looking to go beyond the comedy genre by increasing the entertainment offering on the channel.

While comedy will remain the core, the channel doesn’t want to restrict itself to a single genre of content. Going forward, the channel will launch shows with rich entertainment value.

“We are not limiting ourselves to the comedy, we are trying to create characters and stories which have a much bigger market and reach in terms of narrative,” said Sony Sab and Sony Pal business head Neeraj Vyas, who is also cluster head of Hindi movie and music clusters.

Asked about the reasons for the shift in the channel’s strategy, Vyas said that comedy genre becomes restrictive beyond a point and hence there is a need to offer varied content. Vyas, however, is clear that the channel will not do daily soaps, melodrama or supernatural series.

“Comedy after one point of time gets little restrictive but we are not moving away from comedy we are adding more fun and entertaining shows. Initially, Sab was just comedy now it will be a comedy, fun, and entertainment. We will stand for everything that is entertaining,” he noted.

Sony Sab recently launched a new weekend slot titled ‘Sab Ka Weekend Plan’ with two new shows ‘India Ke Mast Kalandar – Atrangi Hain Ye!’ and ‘Namune’.

With ‘India Ke Mast Kalandar’, Sony Sab introduced non-fiction format after a long time whereas ‘Namune’ is a fiction show which is based on Marathi writer and humorist Purushottam Lakshman Deshpande’s characters.

The channel will also launch its first fantasy show ‘Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga’ from 21 August, every Monday-Friday at 9 pm. The show will replace channel’s ongoing comedy series ‘Sajan Re Phir Jhooth Mat Bolo’.

Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga is based on the age-old fantasy of a 20-year old boy, Aladdin, and his trysts with love and fate. Produced by Nissar Parvez and Alind Shrivastava of Peninsula Pictures, the show will retell the legendary folklore in a grander avatar, action-packed, yet amusing scenarios with a contemporary twist.

It will feature Siddharth Nigam in the lead role whereas Avneet Kaur will portray the character of Princess Yasmine. The show will also feature Smita Bansal, Girish Sachdev, Amir Dalvi, Badrul Islam, Gulfam Khan, Gyan Prakash and Yashu Dhiman.

Vyas stated that Aladdin is one of the dream projects of Sony Sab and they have invested 50% more in the show when compared to any other shows. “Every broadcaster has one dream project that they always want to create, Aladdin is that for Sony Sab and we are happy that we were able to recreate Aladdin on television. I think except Zee TV, no other broadcaster has done Aladdin on television,” he averred.

Last year, Sony Sab went under a revamp with new branding and content line-up. The channel’s viewership, since then, has increased 20%, claimed Vyas.

“We have seen a good growth despite everything. We have taken the first step and we have to make sure that we generate relatable content on daily basis. My learning is that it is important to put the right foot forward in terms of the content and second the content is platform agnostic. If the content is good it will work on any platform be it TV or digital,” Vyas stated.


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  Star Sports to restrict Asia Cup broadcast to three languages
Posted by: nairrk - Yesterday, 10:36 AM - Forum: Sports Channels - No Replies

MUMBAI: Star Sports will restrict the broadcast of Asia Cup 2018 to three languages English, Hindi, and Tamil since it doesn’t have sports channels in other languages and the duration of the six-nation tournament is short.

The event will see Asian neighbours – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and the winner of Asia Cup 2018 qualifier battle it out to become the champions of Asia. The tournament will be held from 15-28 September.

Star Sports CEO Gautam Thakar said that the Asia Cup marks the beginning of an exciting cricket calendar for the broadcaster. The cricket calendar includes India’s home series against West Indies and Australia in addition to an away series against New Zealand.

The big one, though, is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England. The Asia Cup is seen as a preparation for next year’s World Cup.

Elucidating the reasons for restricting the broadcast to three languages, Thakar said that the Asia Cup is of short duration and since Star does not have other regional language sports channels the move to have more regional feeds does not make sense. An in and out situation for a regional sports feed will not work, he added.

Thakar also noted that the broadcaster is looking at sports channels in Kannada and Bangla. It is awaiting regulatory approvals to launch new channels. He is excited about the growth potential for regional languages in cricket and sports and noted that a few years back Hindi commentary and content did not exist.

On the coverage front, he noted that the broadcaster has learned a lot from the IPL and one key learning was the success of the wraparound show ‘Dugout’.

That initiative will also be seen during the Asia Cup but the broadcaster might rebrand the initiative for the Asia Cup as it is a 50 over format as opposed to the IPL which was a Twenty20 event. The 50 over format being of a longer match duration will offer more opportunities for storytelling. Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has been roped in by the broadcaster to be a part of the initiative.

Star Sports, meanwhile, has rolled out the ad campaign for Asia Cup. The ‘Knock Knock’ campaign is based on the creative insight that one’s neighbour’s success will always be a consistent reminder of their own failure.

The film subtly takes on the age-old “Neighbour vs Neighbour” rivalry, and brings alive the neighbourhood rivalry in a way that the broadcaster said is bound to leave viewers with a smile on their faces. The campaign aims to ignite a flurry of emotions – pride, merriment, euphoria and most importantly the love of cricket across the sub-continent.


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  NDTV India to become pay channel from 15 Sept
Posted by: nairrk - Yesterday, 10:33 AM - Forum: Television News - No Replies

MUMBAI: Reversing its earlier decision, NDTV has decided to convert its free to air (FTA) channel NDTV India as a pay channel with effect from 15 September.

The channel will be priced at Rs 0.85 for addressable platforms. With NDTV India going pay, all four channels in the NDTV bouquet will be pay.

NDTV India, which is a Hindi news channel, had gone FTA with effect from 8 April 2016. Prior to that, the channel was a paid service priced at Rs 3.37 on addressable and direct-to-home (DTH) platforms.

“This is to inform viewers of NDTV that its channel NDTV India (Hindi language news channel) which is a free to air channel in India would be a pay channel across all platforms effective midnight of 15th September 2018,” NDTV said in a public notice.

NDTV India was following a trend in the market when it made the decision to go FTA. After NDTV India’s decision to go FTA, Zee News and News18 India (earlier IBN7) had also gone FTA in the same year.

With gains from the subscription side being minuscule, the Hindi news channels saw an opportunity to increase ad revenue by cashing in the viewership growth in rural HSM.

The BARC India’s reporting of rural viewership data and the growing reach of Doordarshan’s free DTH service Free Dish had acted as a catalyst in the process of Hindi news channels going FTA.

In FY17, NDTV’s subscription revenue stood at Rs 42.1 crore compared to Rs 42.5 crore in the previous fiscal. The subscription revenue comprised 11% of the company’s total revenue during the fiscal year.


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