Tata Sky Continues to Lead DTH Market in India, Ties Up With SonyLIV for Tata Sky Binge Service

first_imgSun Direct13.78 percent14.35 percent14.53 percent15.41 percent Tata Sky has continued to maintain its leadership in the market for four quarters in a row, the DTH operator announced. Citing the data provided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Tata Sky reported that it captured a market share of 32.09 percent in the quarter ending on June 30. The operator has also partnered with over-the-top (OTT) platform SonyLIV to offer on-demand shows, movies, and sports content to Tata Sky Binge customers. Tata Sky Binge already offers content from nine OTT platforms, including Disney+ Hotstar, Eros Now, Hungama Play, and Zee5, among others.The data provided in the latest Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicators report by TRAI, shared by Tata Sky in a press release, shows that the operator’s market share grew by nearly 0.5 percent in the April-June quarter 2020 from the 31.61 percent reported in the July-September quarter last year.- Advertisement – Aside from announcing its growth in terms of market share, Tata Sky has also partnered with SonyLIV to bring over 1,000 hours of content to the Tata Sky Binge service that is accessible through the Amazon Fire TV Stick – Tata Sky Edition and Tata Sky Binge+ Android-powered set-top box.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Tata Sky31.61 percent31.80 percent32.33 percent32.09 percent Tata Sky Binge includes OTT platforms including Disney+ Hotstar Premium, Zee5, Sun Nxt, Hungama Play, Eros Now, ShemarooMe, Voot Select, and Voot Kids. It also provides three months of Amazon Prime Video subscription.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Dish TV and D2h31.23 percent30.55 percent29.49 percent28.67 percent At the end of June, the TRAI data shared by Tata Sky shows that Dish TV and D2h had a market share of 28.67 percent, Airtel had 23.83 percent, and Sun Direct had 15.41 percent. Airtel23.39 percent23.31 percent23.65 percent23.83 percent DTH operatorShare in QE Sept’2019Share in QE Dec’2019Share in QE Mar’2020Share in QE Jun’2020 Tata Sky reported that during the last four quarters, it added about 7.5 lakh subscribers. However, if we look at its quarter-over-quarter performance based on the given TRAI data, the operator lost 0.24 percent share since the previous quarter ending on March 31.“We remain the No. 1 DTH and No. 1 Pay TV platform having increased the lead over our nearest competitor. It is heartening to see the overall DTH sector maintain its resilience even in this quarter,” a Tata Sky spokesperson said.Following Tata Sky at the top, Dish TV and D2h jointly came in second, while Airtel stood at third and Sun Direct at fourth position, as per the TRAI data.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Armando Izzo responds to Arsenal and Manchester United transfer speculation

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal and Manchester United have both registered an interest in Armando Izzo (Picture: Getty)Armando Izzo has insisted he’s ‘happy’ at Torino amid interest from Premier League clubs Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton.The 27-year-old centre-back had an impressive opening season with Torino after joining from Genoa, making 37 appearances as Walter Mazzarri’s side finished seventh in Serie A.Recent rumours claimed that Izzo’s representative, Paolo Palermo, was in London to meet Arsenal about a possible deal, with Everton and United also believed to be keen on the Italy international.Unai Emery, who has around £40million to spend on new recruits this summer, has reportedly identified Izzo as a top target as he looks to bolster his options in central defence.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, Izzo has ruled out a move to the Premier League while stressing that he remains fully committed to Torino for the time being.Asked about rumours linking him with Arsenal, United and Everton, Izzo told Gazzetta dello Sport: ‘For now I’m happy. Everyone likes to be courted.‘I have four years left on my contract at Torino, and I want to show my worth: I don’t like just being called a good player. I’m worth more.’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 24 Jun 2019 3:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link977Shares Izzo made his Italy debut earlier this year (Picture: Getty)He added: ‘Among Italian defenders, other than [Giorgio] Chiellini, I don’t see others stronger or more determined than I am.‘I’m honoured to wear Torino’s shirt and I will spill blood until the last day I wear it.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesIzzo has set his sights representing Italy at Euro 2020 after making his international debut in a 6-0 thumping of Liechtenstein in March.‘It’s my one big objective: I’d like to be a leading light in it after having had another great season,’ he said.‘The European Championship would be the culmination of a dream.’MORE: Manchester United reject Paris Saint-Germain’s offer to swap Neymar for Paul Pogba Comment Advertisement Armando Izzo responds to Arsenal and Manchester United transfer speculationlast_img read more

No pre-season trip for Benteke

first_img That means he is still waiting to have his medical, scheduled to be held in the UK, and therefore makes flying him halfway around the world to join up with his prospective new team-mates a fruitless exercise. Manager Brendan Rodgers made Benteke his primary summer target to strengthen his forward line but, after initially refusing to meet the buy-out clause, the sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City in a £49million deal prompted a shift in thinking. England international Daniel Sturridge made just 18 appearances last season after missing virtually the first five months of the campaign with injury, and is likely to be sidelined until at least September after undergoing surgery on a hip problem, so Rodgers wants a striker who can stand up to the rigours of the Barclays Premier League. He has Benteke’s fellow international Divock Origi, playing his first season in English football after spending last term on loan at Lille, and summer signing from Burnley Danny Ings at his disposal – having decided Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini are all surplus to requirements – but needed some proven firepower. The club have invested heavily in Hoffenheim’s Brazil international Roberto Firmino, who could cost them up to £29million, but he is not an out-and-out forward and so Rodgers needed to recruit someone else to play as his spearhead. Liverpool have already bought six new players, including England right-back Nathaniel Clyne at a cost of £12.5million, and Benteke’s arrival would push their summer spending to around £80million. Striker Christian Benteke is highly unlikely to join up with Liverpool for any part of their pre-season tour as negotiations continue over his move from Aston Villa. The Reds travel to Adelaide on Saturday for their third match of pre-season preparations and, with no agreement over the finer details of the Belgium international’s transfer, there is little prospect of him flying out in time to make Friday’s game in Malaysia. Liverpool triggered the 24-year-old’s £32.5million release clause on Friday, but Press Association Sport understands negotiations are continuing as the clubs try to reach an arrangement over payment terms. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Jadeja was fit when we selected him for Australia Tests, says MSK Prasad

first_imgMelbourne: Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad Tuesday made it clear that his committee picked Ravindra Jadeja for the Test series based on the fitness report where he was declared absolutely fit. Jadeja, who had a shoulder stiffness couldn’t feature in the second Test in Perth and coach Ravi Shastri told the mediapersons that the player was carrying the niggle from India.Prasad however wanted to set the record straight on the eve of the Boxing Day Test, which will feature the Saurashtra all-rounder. “On the eve of any selection meeting, the selection committee is given a fitness report of all the players. In that report, Jadeja was absolutely fit. So we picked him. After we picked him, he went and played Ranji Trophy also, where he bowled 60 overs. So there is no question of him being unfit at the time of selection (for Australia),” Prasad said.Also Read | India vs Australia Melbourne Test Playing XI: KL Rahul, Murali Vijay dropped, Ravindra Jadeja returns“Whenever a health issue comes up, we have a group in which it is being placed. All that is looked after by the physio and they have very clearly given it in the statement,” he said.On a different note, Prasad said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s return in the T20 squad for New Zealand tour was on expected lines as he was only rested for the six T20 Internationals against West Indies and Australia.“With regard to MS, even while resting also, we categorically told that he was going to be rested for those six matches so that we an give more game-time to Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant. That is the very reason. Now they have played quite a few matches, so we thought that we should bring back MS into the squad,” Prasad reasoned, even though it is clear that Dhoni won’t be part of 2020 World T20 in Australia.Prasad said the decision to drop Rishabh Pant from the ODIs against Australia and New Zealand was to keep him fresh for bigger battles ahead. He assured that the young keeper is still in scheme of things for the 2019 World Cup.Also Read | BCCI announces T20s, ODIs squads for New Zealand, Australia series, MS Dhoni makes return“With regards to Rishabh, given the intensity of this series that we are playing right now, so after this series, we want to keep him fresh. Give him a break and he will have a very good game-time of five matches against the visiting England Lions. Definitely a part of our World Cup plans (sic), Prasad said. The chairman of selectors informed that from now on only 20 players will play till World Cup as they form the core.“As promised, we said that coming closer to the World Cup, we are left with only 13 ODIs. It is more or less the core team. We have zeroed in on 20 members and only those 20 members will be figuring from now on, he signed off. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Ex-GAA chief suspects foul play in Martha Bissah fiasco

first_imgA former President of the Ghana Athletics Association has said he suspects foul play following Martha Bissah’s inability to qualify for the All Africa Games.The teenager was unable to run the required time to get her into the multisport event slated for next month.In an interview with Joy Sports, former GAA George Lutterodt is questioning why the country’s athletics governing body failed to make Martha compete in her preferred event, the 800 metre race. “Is she running in her main event, the 800 metres or is she running the 1500 metre which is not her event? And why is she not running her event? If you told me she was running 800 metres and she didn’t qualify, I would be very surprised but I am told she is running something she does not want to run which is the 1500 metres.””The question to ask the GAA is why was her event not on the table from the beginning. She goes to win gold at the Olympics and comes back and the event is no longer on the GAA time table.”That is a very serious thing we have to answer.” But in a quick rebuttal on Asempa FM, Dr. Mark Dzra Dosi, Treasurer at the GAA, discounted the thought. “The 1500 metre race is her other event. Actually when we discovered Martha, she was in the 1500 metre in Kumasi last year. So it is not the case that this is not her event and she has actually run very well except that she was a little close to reaching the qualifying in both,” Dosi noted.“This year we have had eight event and Martha has run the 800 metre three times this year and her best time has been 2.07 seconds and last year her best time was 2:04 seconds in China. She didn’t start training early this time round.””Next weekend, August 22, we have one more competition that offers Martha the chance to qualify for the All Africa Games. The door is not closed for Martha.”We have about seven other athletes like that too.” With the prodigious Martha only a few days from her 18th birthday, all this squabbling may yet distract her from her goal of representing Ghana next month.   –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Ready to host National Games in September 2017: Goa Minister

first_imgPanaji, Oct 4 (PTI) After requesting to defer the dates of the National Games, the Goa government today expressed willingness to host the Games in September 2017 as the required infrastructure is getting ready. “Initially we had requested (to Indian Olympics Association) that Goa should not be asked to host the National Games scheduled in November 2016 as we were expecting early elections (for the Goa Legislative Assembly),” State Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar told reporters in Vasco.”But now the state government is ready and formal proposal has been submitted to IOA stating that the National Games can be hosted in Goa in September 2017,” he added.The elections for the State Legislative Assembly are due before March 2017.Tawadkar said various places have been identified in the state where infrastructure will be created to host National Games.He said the archery field would be in Poinguinim village.Earlier in March this year, Tawadkar had told the State Legislative assembly that the National Games were tentatively finalised from November 5-19, 2016.He had told the Assembly that Goa has already received an amount of Rs 97.80 crore from the Centre to host the Games. PTI RPS NRB PDS BS JMFlast_img read more