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

Wolf Administration: New Grant Program is an Investment in Pennsylvania’s Dairy Industry, Farmers

first_img Economy,  Environment,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $5 million in grant funding to help Pennsylvania dairy farmers overcome challenges and capitalize on new opportunities. This historic funding, made available for the first time under the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, is the most recent of several initiatives from the Wolf Administration to support Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.“Today’s market has presented new challenges to dairy farmers that are requiring them to innovate and adapt in order to remain successful,” Governor Wolf said. “The new Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program is a key tool that incentivizes the dairy industry to support the often costly and difficult process of modernizing or expanding their business model or operation. My administration is proud to continue to stand with our hard-working dairy farmers and their families.”The Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program was established under Act 42 of 2018 and will provide $5 million in grants to eligible applicants for researching new technologies, products and best practices; marketing to new domestic and international markets and exploring new business opportunities to diversify their operation and revenue streams; transitioning to organic production methods; and incorporating or expanding value-added dairy production, such as cheese and yogurt products. The program is now open for applications after guidelines were approved at today’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) board meeting.“These grants will help enable Pennsylvania dairy producers to overcome existing challenges, diversify their businesses, and strengthen their operations to aggressively and effectively compete in an increasingly competitive market,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “This historic funding is not only a critical investment in an industry grappling with difficult global market conditions, but a critical investment in our largest sector of production agriculture and the people whose livelihoods rely on it.”In August, Secretary Russell Redding unveiled the Wolf Administration’s Dairy Development Plan, designed to guide Pennsylvania’s dairy industry toward growth and development amid a challenging market that also offers tremendous opportunities for producers and processors.Other measures the administration has taken to support the dairy industry include kicking off the “Choose PA Dairy: Goodness that Matters” campaign to support Pennsylvania’s dairy industry by educating consumers on how to find and buy locally-produced milk, and why it matters to Pennsylvania’s economy and the health of its residents; launching a statewide study by some of the nation’s leading dairy economists in 2017 to evaluate opportunities and inhibitors to growth in the industry; petitioning the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board to use the full extent of their statutory and regulatory powers to provide relief to dairy farmers affected by the persistent low-price environment; working to attract new processors to Pennsylvania; and surveying county economic development organizations to create an inventory of sites suitable for a dairy processing operation.Also at today’s CFA meeting, the board approved four agriculture projects through the First Industries Program to provide assistance to farmers looking to expand their operations:• Troy and Lynette Gelsinger were approved for a $250,000, 15-year loan at a 2.75 percent rate with a 7-year reset through the Greater Berks Development Fund for the construction of a third 31,500-square-foot poultry house on their 154-acre farm in Heidelberg Township, Berks County. In February 2016, the Gelsingers were approved for a loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority for the construction of two broiler houses on their farm. The success of that project led to this addition of a third broiler house. The total project cost is $500,000.• Frank Fisher Family Limited Partnership was approved for a $375,000, 15-year loan at a 2.75 percent rate with a 7-year reset through the Greater Berks Development Fund for the acquisition of 49.34 tillable acres of land located directly across from the Fisher’s home farm in Oley Township, Berks County. The farm’s primary crops are corn and soybean as well as other vegetables. The family operates a seasonal produce stand on the farm’s property where they sell their crops. The total project cost is $750,000.• Dean and Jennifer Adams were approved for a $400,000, 15-year loan at a 2.75 percent rate through the Greater Berks Development Fund for the acquisition of a 123.92-acre farm located in Windsor Township, Berks County. The property includes a two-story family dwelling, corn barn, bank barn, pole building, and 93 tillable acres. The Adamses currently operate a 550-acre crop farm and a 68-cow dairy herd. The total project cost is $800,000.• Epsucheolige and Curtis Hoffman were approved for a $400,000, 15-year loan at a 2.75 percent rate with a 7-year reset through EDC Finance Corporation for the acquisition of a 46.24-acre parcel of land located in Rapho Township, Lancaster County. The property is located directly across from the Hoffman’s existing dairy farm and consists of a single-family dwelling, two barns, a pole building, a 314,000-gallon slurry tank, and thirty-eight tillable acres. The total project cost is $986,253.More information about the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program can be found on the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website. To stay up-to-date on all Pennsylvania economic development news, follow DCED on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and be sure to sign up for the department’s monthly e-newsletter. September 18, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Wolf Administration: New Grant Program is an Investment in Pennsylvania’s Dairy Industry, Farmerslast_img read more

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson suffers first defeat the season

first_imgFormer Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush will be the next premier of the Cayman Islands, after striking a deal with eight independent candidates who won seats in last week’s general election and announcing that his Cayman Democratic Party (CDP) would join forces with the incumbent People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) to form a new government. Bush, who served as premier from 2009 to 2012, heads the CDP which won only three of the 19 seats in the Legislative Assembly in last Wednesday’s polls.Three Jamaicans are among six people now in United States Border Patrol custody, in connection with a suspected human smuggling case. The Jamaicans  were nabbed along with an Israeli, a Jordanian, and another person who claimed to be a US citizen. They were on a 36-foot cabin cruiser, approximately 11 miles east of Fort Lauderdale, when they were intercepted by a Coast Guard vessel. During initial questioning, the vessel operator reported they had two people aboard, but the Coast Guard officials who had boarded the boat discovered four additional people on the cruiser.Jamaica National Money Services (JNMS) celebrated its 20th Anniversary in South Florida with a service at the Merrell United Methodist Church yesterday. Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, Broward Commissioner Dale Holness, State Rep Barrington Russell, Mayor of Lauderdale Lakes Hazelle Rogers were among the dignitaries in attendance. JNMS Regional Manager Carmen Bartlett led the Greetings on behalf of JNMS. Earl Jarrett, CEO and JN Group Chairman, gave official remarks, and JNMS team member Susan Palmer, motivated the audience with a ministry in song.And in sports.Jamaica’s Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson suffered her first defeat this season when she placed third in the women’s 200 metres at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugeneon on Saturday. Thompson, who won the sprint double at the Rio Olympics last Summer, clocked 21.98 seconds as American Tori Bowie won the race quite easily in 21.77 seconds. Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, the 400meters gold medalist in the 2016 Rio Olympics, finished second. Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers placed fourth, and American Allyson Felix was fifth.Here’s what’s trending…The Trump White House is reportedly considering a major personnel shake-up, in response to the latest in a string of Russia-related scandals that have kept the administration on the defensive for weeks. Trump returned to the US from a nine-day international tour on Saturday – a day after the Washington Post reported that Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior aide, sought to set up secret “back channel” communications between Russia and the Trump presidential transition team in December 2016.For Today’s weather forecast.It will be mostly sunny in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with a high of 91 and a low of 77. For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to ask your child’s doctor about the HPV vaccine that prevents many types of cancer, protects girls and boys, and is recommended at age 11 or 12.last_img read more