Thursday, January 25, 2007

Correction in post : Bharti Airtel to launch DTH & IPTV services

We would like to apologise for some errors in our post titled "Bharti Airtel to launch DTH & IPTV services". Contrary to our report that they will be launching DTH in alliance with Sun Network we have learnt that there is no such alliance as of now and Airtel has floated its own company called Bharti Telemedia for the launch of their DTH service.

Further their IPTV service will be launched in the first quarter of the next fiscal year and the test runs of the service have already started.

The DTH service is likely to be launched during this calendar year provided they are allocated transponder space in an Indian satellite by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). If they are not allocated then the launch will be taking place next year.

Competition will certainly be hotting up in this region with the upcoming launch of another two DTH services one by Reliance and another by the Sun Network. At present there are four DTH operators in this region namely, Dish Tv, Tata Sky, DD Direct of India and CBNsat of Sri Lanka.

We once again apologise for the errors in the said post.

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