Originally Posted by mj786GOOD NEWS.. ONE ALLIANCE JOINED DISHTV AND WILL START FROM JULY 1ST AS WE ALL WERE EXPECTING.. READ THIS..
Dish TV, India's first DTH service provider has teamed up Sony Entertainment TV-led One Alliance bouquet for the channel carriage service, an contract regarding the same will start from July 01, 2006 and it effectiveness time duration factor depends on the efficiency of understanding between the two parties.
If remembered, Televisionpoint.com, has first ever reported that One Alliance was keen on Dish TV getting the a whooping subscriber base and that it may be lobbying in the capital on behalf of the same. Both the Star bouquet and the One Alliance have been in a long-standing dialogue with ASC Enterprise's Dish TV, but nothing has fructified yet. One Alliance has 15 top-of-the-line channels including a wide variety of entertainment, news and popular programming. The channels which will come aboard are MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Discovery, Travel and Living, Animal Planet, NDTV 24x7, NDTV Profit, Sony, SET Max, Animax, Sony Sabe, AXN and Ten Sports.
Dish TV has been listing channels from the Sony bouquet on its menu in anticipation of the agreement. With all major players in the DTH segment having agreed to the government's downlinking regulations, the path was being paved for all of them to be able to show each others' channels.
The viewers get a complete family entertainment service through uninterrupted viewing of Movies, Historical and Mythological Channels, News, Cartoon programme for kids and much more at home. Further, the set up box comes with a warranty of one year. Dish TV has a vast distribution network of about 5000 dealers / distributors that spans the entire country. Beginning this year Dish TV has set us authorised Dish care centers in all top 10 markets of the country. Also to reach closer to the customers, all major consumer durable outlets in the cities are Dish TV retailers today, this website has said earlier.
The other new service launched by Dish TV only in Delhi and Pune, the personal video recording, is a high-end one. At Rs 15,900 it provides an 80 GB hard disk, which records multiple channels while you watch another. It can also be programmed to record while the customer is away.
Meanwhile, the recent interim order by the dispute settlement tribunal of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) might make a significant impact for the DTH service owners. Responding to a petition filed by ACE Enterprise (Owners of Dish TV), TDSAT had barred Star India from sharing its content with any DTH platform including the soon-to-be launched Star-Tata DTH alliance, the Tata Sky service till it provided the feed to Dish TV