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No channels exiting DD's DTH: Soni
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NEW DELHI : Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni today reiterated that no television channel had withdrawn from DD Direct Plus, the country’s only free-to-air direct-to-home service.

Answering a question in Parliament, Soni said DD Direct Plus signals were available in the entire country except the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

DD Direct Plus carries 46 TV channels, apart from 21 radio channels of All India Radio. The TV channels include 20 Doordarshan channels.

The bouquet includes three foreign channels: Japan’s NHK TV, Korean Broadcasting Corporation and Deutsche Welle. Around ten more foreign channels are expected to join soon.

Expressing confidence that the platform would be carrying around 100 channels, DD sources told indiantelevision.com that this had become possible by lowering the annual carriage fee that broadcasters have to pay. The carriage fee for all private FTA channels has been brought down from Rs 10 million to Rs 2.5 million along with a service tax of Rs 300,000. However, foreign broadcasters have to pay a carriage fee of Rs 5 million.

The imposition of the carriage fee of Rs 10 million had resulted in almost all news and many general entertainment channels quitting the platform. At present, the only private Indian news channel on the platform is Total TV.

The first DTH platform to be launched in the country, DD Direct had initially been launched by offering free carriage to different FTA channels. As a result, almost all the news channels had come on the platform. But many left when the carriage fee was fixed at Rs 10 million.

However, the sources said new steps were being taken to get back the channels and also invite newer FTA channels to join the platform. The reduction of the fee in mid-2007 had only been the first step, they added.

The sources said negotiations were at an advanced stage with Tara Bangla. The platform had recently seen the entry of music channels like B4U and 9XM, and some south Indian TV channels. The private channels include five music channels and two spiritual channels.

Being an FTA channel, DD Direct only has a one-time charge for dish antennae, set top box and installation ranging between Rs 4,000 to Rs 8,000 depending on the brand chosen by the consumer.

India has five other DTH service providers – Dish TV, TATA Sky, Reliance Big TV, Sun Direct and Airtel Digital TV.

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GREAT NEWS..........i am waiting for kbs world, b4u movies, space toons, ibn7, real estate, news x, voyages, cctv9, sangeet bangla, sangeet bhojpuri, saam marathi, suvarna news, sitara, siripolli, seithigal, indiavision, jaya max, superstar josh, kolkata tv, tara music, tara news, punjab today, khoj india.............Confusedugar:
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(07-07-2009, 07:36 PM)Sathish Wrote:
NEW DELHI : Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni today reiterated that no television channel had withdrawn from DD Direct Plus, the country’s only free-to-air direct-to-home service.

Answering a question in Parliament, Soni said DD Direct Plus signals were available in the entire country except the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

DD Direct Plus carries 46 TV channels, apart from 21 radio channels of All India Radio. The TV channels include 20 Doordarshan channels.

The bouquet includes three foreign channels: Japan’s NHK TV, Korean Broadcasting Corporation and Deutsche Welle. Around ten more foreign channels are expected to join soon.

Expressing confidence that the platform would be carrying around 100 channels, DD sources told indiantelevision.com that this had become possible by lowering the annual carriage fee that broadcasters have to pay. The carriage fee for all private FTA channels has been brought down from Rs 10 million to Rs 2.5 million along with a service tax of Rs 300,000. However, foreign broadcasters have to pay a carriage fee of Rs 5 million.

The imposition of the carriage fee of Rs 10 million had resulted in almost all news and many general entertainment channels quitting the platform. At present, the only private Indian news channel on the platform is Total TV.

The first DTH platform to be launched in the country, DD Direct had initially been launched by offering free carriage to different FTA channels. As a result, almost all the news channels had come on the platform. But many left when the carriage fee was fixed at Rs 10 million.

However, the sources said new steps were being taken to get back the channels and also invite newer FTA channels to join the platform. The reduction of the fee in mid-2007 had only been the first step, they added.

The sources said negotiations were at an advanced stage with Tara Bangla. The platform had recently seen the entry of music channels like B4U and 9XM, and some south Indian TV channels. The private channels include five music channels and two spiritual channels.

Being an FTA channel, DD Direct only has a one-time charge for dish antennae, set top box and installation ranging between Rs 4,000 to Rs 8,000 depending on the brand chosen by the consumer.

India has five other DTH service providers – Dish TV, TATA Sky, Reliance Big TV, Sun Direct and Airtel Digital TV.
Good News but Now at Present DD Direct + Channels around 59 & Only 2 Foreign Channels Not KBS World in DD Direct + :hysterical:
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i think this message is false where try to verify this through google seach this same lines in published in 2008

below i attached copy of saerch u can go through the link

http://www.indiantelevision.com/headline...feb304.php
http://www.indiabroadband.net/direct-plu...tform.html
http://tvtoday.wordpress.com/2008/02/

WebRESULTS 11 - 20 of about 5230 for dd direct plus tara bangla

Indiantelevision.com's > Digital Edge > DD Direct to add channels ...
23 Feb 2008 ... DD Direct is now beaming 42 television channels and 21 radio channels. ... were at an advanced stage with Bengali channel Tara Bangla. ...


www.indiantelevision.com/headlines/y2k.. 14k
Doordarshan targets 100 channels on DTH platform
DD Direct Plus, Doordarshan's free-to-air direct-to-home service, ... sources said negotiations were at an advanced stage with Tara Bangla. ...

www.indiabroadband.net/direct-plus/699.. 42k
No channels exiting DD's DTH, total channels to be increased to ...
DD Direct Plus carries 46 TV channels, apart from 21 radio ... The sources said negotiations were at an advanced stage with Tara Bangla. ...
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(07-08-2009, 01:56 PM)ramanarayanan Wrote: i think this message is false where try to verify this through google seach this same lines in published in 2008

below i attached copy of saerch u can go through the link

http://www.indiantelevision.com/headline...feb304.php
http://www.indiabroadband.net/direct-plu...tform.html
http://tvtoday.wordpress.com/2008/02/

WebRESULTS 11 - 20 of about 5230 for dd direct plus tara bangla

Indiantelevision.com's > Digital Edge > DD Direct to add channels ...
23 Feb 2008 ... DD Direct is now beaming 42 television channels and 21 radio channels. ... were at an advanced stage with Bengali channel Tara Bangla. ...


www.indiantelevision.com/headlines/y2k.. 14k
Doordarshan targets 100 channels on DTH platform
DD Direct Plus, Doordarshan's free-to-air direct-to-home service, ... sources said negotiations were at an advanced stage with Tara Bangla. ...

www.indiabroadband.net/direct-plus/699.. 42k
No channels exiting DD's DTH, total channels to be increased to ...
DD Direct Plus carries 46 TV channels, apart from 21 radio ... The sources said negotiations were at an advanced stage with Tara Bangla. ...

Thanks for Sharing us Mr.Ramnarayan yes i think so :up:
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