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    RELIANCE DTH ON MEASAT-3
    Its Finally Official - Anil Ambani's Reliance 'Blue Magic' DTH Platform
    Will Launch On The Measat-3 Satellite.

    According to the Indian DTH regime, DTH transponders are to be availed of, from the Indian Space Research Organisations (ISRO) that owns and maintains the all the Indian satellites including the INSAT system of communications satellites.

    ISRO also manufactures all its satellites and even launches a few of them. Satellites are planed years in advance. ISRO has been caught unprepared by the sudden huge demand for Ku Band DTH transponders for Indian DTH platforms. While ISRO's recent birds have able to provide adequate Ku Band transponders for the new TataSky DTH platform, they have been unable to meet the requirement of Reliance's BlueMagic DTH platform.

    The Airtel-Bharti DTH platform is also likely to launch next year, and it remains to be seen if ISRO's new bird will be launched in time for Bharti DTH or whether international transponders will have to be subleased for Bharti DTH too.

    To meet the required demand of licensed DTH platforms like Reliance, ISRO leases the transponders from international satellite operators and sub-leases them to the DTH platform.

    LACK OF ISRO TRANSPONDERS

    Admitting that ISRO has not been able to keep up with the mushrooming DTH demand, K.R. Sridhara Murthy, Executive Director, Antrix said "Taking into account the increasing demand for transponders in India, ISRO has strived to provide additional capacity both through INSAT satellites and through other satellites. 36 transponders have been added in the last 8 months through INSAT-4B and INSAT-4CR. In order to fill the gap in the demand, ISRO has also been adding transponders to the INSAT system by leasing capacity from other regional partners from time to time."

    "We have been working with Antrix over a number of years and are delighted to extend this cooperation supporting Antrix with the provision of capacity on the MEASAT-3 satellite for the development of the Indian DTH market." said Paul Brown-Kenyon, COO, MEASAT. "We look forward to future cooperation with ISRO and Antrix" he added.

    ANTRIX

    Antrix Corporation is ISRO's international marketing wing. Antrix markets satellite capacity from India's INSAT fleet of satellites which represents one of the largest domestic communications satellite systems in the region; and, image data and services from Indian Remote Sensing Satellite constellation, which is supported by a network of 20 international ground stations. In addition to satellite services, Antrix also offers manufacture and launch of complete satellites, at internationally attractive prices.

    MEASAT

    Measat is part of the Malaysia based ASTRO group which also has its own DTH platform serving Malaysia, Indonesia and neighbouring countries.
    The Measat-3 Footprint Also Covers Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal & Parts Of Burma/Myanmar

    MEASAT-3

    The Measat=3 satellite is a Boeing 601HP satellite, located at 91.5 degrees East. It has 12 C band and 12 Ku Band transponders of 36 MHz each.

    The C Band Transponder footprint is loaclised around Malaysia and Indonesia & does not cover the Indian Subcontinent.

    The Measat-3 footprint of its 12 Ku Band transponders sharply focuses on India, but also provides strong signals over Bangladesh, Pakistan & even Afghanistan.

    Hence it is not inconceivable that Reliance BlueMagic receivers will find their way (illegally) into Pakistan & Afghanistan, where Indian programs are very popular.

    8 MEASAT TRANSPONDERS

    Measat Satellite Systems and ANTRIX Corporation Limited ("Antrix") - the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization ("ISRO"), signed an agreement for leasing Ku-Band transponders on the MEASAT-3 satellite at 91.5 deg East. The agreement was signed on 1st November 2007.

    Under the agreement, Antrix will lease 8 Ku-band transponders on MEASAT-3, with an option to increase the number subsequently. The transponders will be used by Antrix to support the launch and development of a commercial new Direct-to-Home (DTH) TV platform in India. While the Antrix-MeaSat press release did not mention the new Indian DTH platform, it is generally accepted that it is the RCom owned Reliance Blue Magic DTH platform.

    MPEG-4 COMPRESSION

    Reliance's BlueMagic will use MPEG-4 compression, which will allow it to pack twice as many TV channels per transponder, compared to the older MPEG-2 technology deployed by DishTV and TataSky.

    As a direct consequence, Blue Magic's 8 Measat, MPEG-4 deployed transponders can carry more channels than the 12 transponders on TataSky.

    MeaSat-3 has 12 Ku Band transponders, and the Antrix-Measat agreement includes the option for Antrix to lease additional transponders, if required.

    Maran's Sun Direct DTH has also deployed MPEG-4 compression.

    MPEG-4 can be deployed on any satellite transponder, but requires MPEG-4 Satellite receivers which are currently not only in short supply globally, but also cost twice as much compared to MPEG-2 transponders. Most MPEG-4 satellite receivers are backward compatible, and can receive MPEG-2 transmissions. As a result, TataSky and DishTV have the option to deploy; in future; MPEG-4 STBs for (Bandwidth hungry) High Definition TV (HDTV) Transmissions, for Premium service customers.

    NAGRAVISION

    Reliance Blue Magic has announced that it will be deploying Nagravision's Conditional Access Solutions. Nagravision is part of the Switzerland-based Kudelski Group. Nagravision also has taken a small stake in Indian MSO - InCableNet, which deploys Nagravision for their CAS solution.

    Bharti-Airtel has announced that it will deploy Murdoch's NDS encryption that is also being used by TataSky and Hathway, both of which have Murdoch's investment.

    Subhash Chandra's DishTV and his Zee Group company WWIL (earlier SitiCable) both have deployed Conax for their encryption needs.

    UEC STBs

    The MPEG-4 STBs are being sourced from multiple vendors, with a sizable order going to South Africa based UEC Technologies. UEC had launched its products for the Indian market at the SCaT 2006 show in Mumbai, and had been talking to Reliance since.

    OTHER TIE-UPS

    BlueMagic is also tying up with US-based OpenTV, the provider of enabling technologies for advanced digital television services. Zee Group's Dish TV has also entered into a multi - year license agreement with OpenTV which enables it to deliver a variety of advanced interactive television services, including PVRs (personal video recorders), to its subscriber base. However, despite the DishTV - OpenTV agreement more than 6 months ago, no DishTV PVRs have been launched for Indian consumers.

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    R-ADAG to storm DTH market in March next

    11 Dec, 2007, 1255 hrs IST,Sonali Krishna, TNN

    MUMBAI: The direct-to-home television market in India is all set to sizzle early next year, when the younger Ambani plans to launch Reliance-ADAG’s BIG DTH hoping to repeat the magic Reliance wrought on the mobile phone scene years ago. Industry sources say Reliance-ADAG executives are lobbying hard to get the government mandate conditional access system (CAS) in 55 cities, just in time for BIG DTH launch.

    The advent of CAS will force consumers to make a choice between cable TV, internet TV and DTH, thus helping BIG DTH play the volume game efficiently. The strategy includes attractive subscription offers that would seek to lure viewers further away from cable TV, the sources said. Reliance executives close to the DTH venture confirmed the move to ET.


    For one, Reliance is in advanced talks with Toshiba to sign an agreement for about 15 million LCD TVs, to be given along with the DTH connection. The proposal deal stands like this: BIG DTH will offer its DTH connection for Rs 10,000-12,000 and the consumer will get a Toshiba LCD TV free along with the DTH hardware. Also, subscription will be free for the first six months or so.

    An email sent to Reliance officials on the same remained unanswered.

    Bharti, the other player that is also entering the DTH space, is also learnt to be lobbying for the implementation of CAS. The Bharti DTH project, is learnt to be ready to take off, but the company has decided to hold its launch, for a more opportune entry into the market.

    Both players, Reliance and Bharti will combine their telecom services with DTH and IPTV and look at pushing both categories, and in turn cleaning out the cable market.

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had mandated CAS in certain areas of Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata last year, stating that this was being looked at as an experiment to actually test if CAS as a technology could look at bringing addressability in the broadcast industry.

    However, due to the price freeze imposed on by Trai, broadcasters seem to find it an unviable business proposition. In fact, the broadcast fraternity have made several representations to the information & broadcast ministry stating that CAS has been a failure and has not taken off in areas where it has been mandated.

    The call to mandate CAS across India is clearly a tough call and actually borders on a much larger issue of being more a political issue. For Mr Ambani to actually swing it is going to be a mammoth task, considering the various stakeholders such as cable operators and broadcasters, who will go all out to oppose the move.

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    Dish TV added new TP 12729 Vertical 27500 and 11 Test channels are coming in it... It starts from Channel No. 1301 to 1311... Total 137 Channels now.

    Now existing channels are going on and it may replace with New channels soon.
    Love to explore new informations. Share and take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secretman73 View Post
    Dish TV added new TP 12729 Vertical 27500 and 11 Test channels are coming in it... It starts from Channel No. 1301 to 1311... Total 137 Channels now.

    Now existing channels are going on and it may replace with New channels soon.
    Are thses channels are on measat3 or still on nss6>?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekbal View Post
    Are thses channels are on measat3 or still on nss6>?

    Thanks.
    They are on Nss6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsmsikar View Post
    R-ADAG to storm DTH market in March next

    11 Dec, 2007, 1255 hrs IST,Sonali Krishna, TNN

    MUMBAI: The direct-to-home television market in India is all set to sizzle early next year, when the younger Ambani plans to launch Reliance-ADAG’s BIG DTH hoping to repeat the magic Reliance wrought on the mobile phone scene years ago. Industry sources say Reliance-ADAG executives are lobbying hard to get the government mandate conditional access system (CAS) in 55 cities, just in time for BIG DTH launch.

    The advent of CAS will force consumers to make a choice between cable TV, internet TV and DTH, thus helping BIG DTH play the volume game efficiently. The strategy includes attractive subscription offers that would seek to lure viewers further away from cable TV, the sources said. Reliance executives close to the DTH venture confirmed the move to ET.


    For one, Reliance is in advanced talks with Toshiba to sign an agreement for about 15 million LCD TVs, to be given along with the DTH connection. The proposal deal stands like this: BIG DTH will offer its DTH connection for Rs 10,000-12,000 and the consumer will get a Toshiba LCD TV free along with the DTH hardware. Also, subscription will be free for the first six months or so.

    An email sent to Reliance officials on the same remained unanswered.

    Bharti, the other player that is also entering the DTH space, is also learnt to be lobbying for the implementation of CAS. The Bharti DTH project, is learnt to be ready to take off, but the company has decided to hold its launch, for a more opportune entry into the market.

    Both players, Reliance and Bharti will combine their telecom services with DTH and IPTV and look at pushing both categories, and in turn cleaning out the cable market.

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had mandated CAS in certain areas of Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata last year, stating that this was being looked at as an experiment to actually test if CAS as a technology could look at bringing addressability in the broadcast industry.

    However, due to the price freeze imposed on by Trai, broadcasters seem to find it an unviable business proposition. In fact, the broadcast fraternity have made several representations to the information & broadcast ministry stating that CAS has been a failure and has not taken off in areas where it has been mandated.

    The call to mandate CAS across India is clearly a tough call and actually borders on a much larger issue of being more a political issue. For Mr Ambani to actually swing it is going to be a mammoth task, considering the various stakeholders such as cable operators and broadcasters, who will go all out to oppose the move.
    Reliance BIG TV DTH Signals being beamed KU BAND in India through MEASAT -3 satellites @91.5*E. Right now they are using 8 transponders for 37 channels,

    Measat-3 @ 91.5° East
    Freq Pol SR FEC Mode
    12523 V 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12563 V 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12603 V 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12643 V 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12683 V 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12683 H 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12723 H 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12723 V 27500 3/4 MEPG-4

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR KHAN View Post
    Reliance BIG TV DTH Signals being beamed KU BAND in India through MEASAT -3 satellites @91.5*E. Right now they are using 8 transponders for 37 channels,

    Measat-3 @ 91.5° East
    Freq Pol SR FEC Mode
    12523 V 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12563 V 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12603 V 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12643 V 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12683 V 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12683 H 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12723 H 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    12723 V 27500 3/4 MEPG-4
    Have they already started testing on these given frequencies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnb15k View Post
    Have they already started testing on these given frequencies?
    I think the Upcoming DTH services are in MPEG4.

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    Yes they have started Testing on those Frequencies but its MPEG4 so current receivers are useless.........

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    Technology Makes You Live

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    Thanks to all the above members Hmm site is underconstruction

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    My Big tv Result: Here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFfCjraP7Uc (All encrypted with media guard)

    (KANNAL PARPATHUM POI.KATHAAL KERPPATHUM POI.PRACTICLES ONLY MEI)

    http://sharafscs.blogspot.in/

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    Quote Originally Posted by anishpsla View Post
    Hai I am Anish from Parassala ( Kerala ) . Any Free channels in Big Tv Test signals?
    Free channels Freq: 12642v sr 27500 (DD channels but Mpeg4)

    (KANNAL PARPATHUM POI.KATHAAL KERPPATHUM POI.PRACTICLES ONLY MEI)

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    But Quality is not as good of Luxe TV Hd.

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    12.523 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Zee Music MPG2 27500 3/4
    12.523 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Zee Smile MPG2 27500
    12.523 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Star Utsav MPG2 27500
    12.523 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Sahara National MPG2 27500
    12.523 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Sahara Bihar MPG2 27500
    12.523 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Sahara Rajasthan MPG2 27500
    12.523 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Sahara MP MPG2 27500
    12.523 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Sahara UP MPG2 27500
    12.523 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Sahara Mumbai MPG2 27500
    12.523 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Fashion TV MPG2 27500
    12.523 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Zoom TV MPG2 27500
    12.523 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT B4U MUSIC MPG2 27500
    12.563 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Big TV MPG2 27500
    12.563 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Big TV Hollywood MPG2 27500
    12.563 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Big TV Comedy MPG2 27500
    12.563 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Big TV Kids MPG2 27500
    12.563 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Big TV Romance MPG2 27500
    12.563 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Big TV Suspense MPG2 27500
    12.563 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Big TV Marathi MPG2 27500
    12.563 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Big TV Classic MPG2 27500
    12.643 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT DD Bangla MPG2 27500
    12.643 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT DD Punjabi MPG2 27500
    12.643 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT DD Gujarati MPG2 27500
    12.643 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT DD Chandana MPG2 27500
    12.643 V ________ TV-SD DD Oriya MPG2 27500
    12.643 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT DD Sahyadri MPG2 27500
    12.643 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT DD Malayalam MPG2 27500
    12.643 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT DD Urdu MPG2 27500
    12.643 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT DD Sapthagiri MPG2 27500
    12.643 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT DD Podhigiri MPG2 27500
    12.643 V ________ DATA DD News 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Times Now MPG2 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Aakaash MPG2 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT ETV MP MPG2 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT ETV Rajasthan MPG2 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT ETV Bihar MPG2 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT ETV Urdu MPG2 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Tamilian TV MPG2 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Kairali Ch. MPG2 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT TV 9 MPG2 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT NETV MPG2 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT S1 Television MPG2 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Jaya TV MPG2 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Asianet News MPG2 27500
    12.683 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Amrita TV MPG2 27500
    12.683 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT CNN IBN MPG2 27500
    12.683 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT IBN7 MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT TV 5 Monde MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT ETC Punjabi MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT SS Music MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT DD sports MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Nepal 1 MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT ETC MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Tara News MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT CNBC TV 18 MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT CNBC Awaaz MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Geo TV MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT DD India MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT MH 1 MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT India TV MPG2 27500
    12.723 H ________ TV-SD-CRYPT Aastha International MPG2 27500
    12.723 V ________ DATA Games Portal 27500
    12.723 V ________ TV-SD-CRYPT DD National MPG2 27500
    12.723 V ________ TV-SD Gyanadarshan MPG2 27500

 

 

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