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

Helguson awaits verdict from specialist

first_imgHeidar Helguson is waiting to discover whether he can return to first-team contention following a troublesome groin problem.He has resumed light training and seems to be making steady progress, but a specialist will decide later this week whether the QPR forward is ready step up his rehabilitation.Helguson, Rangers’ top scorer this season with nine goals, played for much of the campaign despite the injury but has been sidelined since January.AdChoices广告Manager Mark Hughes explained: “We’re waiting for the green light. He feels good and we’re going to have a conversation and hopefully get Heidar involved more.”It is hoped Helguson will be able to return to full training towards the end of the week, but he is unlikely to be available for Saturday’s game against Sunderland.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Port Harcourt Introduces Night Golf

first_imgMohamed Salah may have scored over a century of goals but he will forever be remembered in Egypt for just one – the late strike against Congo in October that took the Pharaohs to their first World Cup in over a quarter of a century.Egypt – African champions a record seven times – had not reached a World Cup since 1990, but Salah was given the chance to seal their place in Russia from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time with the score at 1-1.The 25-year-old somehow ignored the crackling fever to slam home, sparking nationwide euphoria and prompting President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi to praise the forward’s ability to handle the pressure of over 80 million expectant Egyptians. The goal cemented his reign as King of the Pharaohs in 2017, with the team nicknamed ‘Salah’s Egypt’ thanks to the winger often inspiring a limited side to the top. Salah scored five of the seven World Cup qualifying goals that took Egypt to next summer’s tournament.He was equally impressive at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, where he earned a place in the team of the tournament after having a hand in four of Egypt’s five goals – scoring twice – as the North Africans finished runners-up to Cameroon.However, Salah’s outstanding form has not been restricted to internationals. After joining Liverpool from Roma in June, the start to his Anfield career could scarcely have gone better as he was named the club’s player of the month in August and September.A goal on his debut helped him rack up seven goals in his first 11 Premier League games, and he has fared even better in the Champions League, with five goals in six games.Salah’s superb start in England was a continuation of his fine form in Italy, where the diminutive player was a key figure in Roma’s best league placing in seven years.He scored 15 times and provided 11 assists in a league famed for its defending as Roma finished second, trailing champions Juventus by just four points.This is the first time Salah has been nominated for BBC African Footballer of the Year and he would be the first Egyptian to win it since the legendary Mohamed Aboutrika in 2008.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

JK An uncomfortable peace

first_imgEveryone seems to have a story about Jammu and Kashmir. I have none. My only first-hand understanding of the state is through its people—some who were dispossessed of their land, others who still call it home but work or study outside of it. After the decision on Article 370, a slew of J&K experts has surfaced. I can neither boast of being an expert nor can I call it home. But every time I think of that (once) state, I am filled with melancholy. There are very few places in the world like J&K where paradise and hell coexist, where picture-perfect sceneries have been marred by violence and bloodshed. Also Read – A special kind of bondIt is strange for me that of all the states that I have travelled to, J&K remains unchartered. Never have I travelled there for work, not for leisure either. But I have longed to experience the mysterious Dal Lake, the enviable snowy slopes of Gulmarg, the delectable Kashmiri Wazwan, the warmth of kahwa consumed not in Delhi or Kolkata, but in Kashmir. After the disempowerment of Article 370, I frankly can’t tell when it will be safe for tourists to go to the valley. Also Read – Insider threat managementPerhaps it was time for Article 370 and Article 35A to go and it would take an autocratic government to do so, but the manner in which it was done is frightening. In a democracy and with Parliament in session, the move was made without much debate. The worst decision perhaps was to not take the mainstream political leaders into confidence. Most disastrous is the silence that engulfed J&K after the announcement. People unable to reach their families since communication lines are shut down, normal life is thrown out of balance, and an entire population forcibly silenced. While the situation is easing now, the first few days were discomforting. To be under complete shutdown was unimaginable to me. Again, I must clarify, that I believe J&K is an integral part of India, its people are my people, my brothers and sisters. I want J&K to be accessible to the rest of the nation equally as the rest of the nation is accessible to the Kashmiris. The decades of strife and losses that are borne by the common people of Kashmir need to end. We can’t overlook the unfair exodus of Kashmiri Pandits either. But there must be the heralding of a new dawn where the past gives way to a reality where industry and tourism thrive. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown us all that dream in his address to the nation but can he achieve it? We were shown dreams of economic development too but today, we are staring at a domestic slowdown with sluggish growth and massive job cuts. So, I remain guardedly optimistic. What other choice do we have? This bold decision by Modi 2.0 must also ensure that J&K returns to normalcy soon. A suffocating environment kept safe by heavy deployment of troops is not a long-term solution. The PM’s promise that the people will vote in the Assembly elections must happen soon. Allow a democratically-elected government to take the reins and return statehood to J&K in a time-bound manner. The Central government needs to heal the trust deficit that it is creating in the minds of the people in India, especially where there have been demands for statehood. Can the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration be dissolved and Gorkhaland announced as a separate state at the cost of West Bengal? J&K and Ladakh were bifurcated, will other north-eastern states have similar hopes? Historically, BJP has been in favour of smaller states but can it bypass the Constitution and democratic means to bulldoze its agenda? With J&K and Ladakh, it already has. (The writer is an author and media entrepreneur. Views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more