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

first_imgDTH operatorShare in QE Sept’2019Share in QE Dec’2019Share in QE Mar’2020Share in QE Jun’2020 Tata Sky31.61 percent31.80 percent32.33 percent32.09 percent Airtel23.39 percent23.31 percent23.65 percent23.83 percent Sun Direct13.78 percent14.35 percent14.53 percent15.41 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. 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. 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 – – 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 – Dish TV and D2h31.23 percent30.55 percent29.49 percent28.67 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 –last_img read more

Pelosi: ‘Barr lied to Congress, thats a crime’

first_imgHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi alleged on Thursday that Attorney General William “lied to Congress” during a hearing.That’s a crime,” Pelosi said, though she did not specify the comment to which she was referring.She also swiped at President Trump citing that he nor Barr are above the law.The allegation comes as tension between Democrats and the attorney general continues to escalate.Democrats have criticized Barr over his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, his refusal to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, and the Justice Department’s unwillingness to release the full, unredacted Mueller report.Pelosi’s comments on Thursday, are reportedly in connection to “contradictory” statements made by Barr.Last month, the attorney general reportedly said he was not aware of any concerns that Mueller’s investigators might have expressed about his four-page summary of Mueller’s findings.However, this week it was revealed that Mueller wrote to the attorney general saying he was worried that Barr’s summary “threatens to undermine, public confidence” in the Russia probe.In the letter, Mueller also said Barr’s memo “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of the investigation.Both statements appear to contradict what Barr said, last month.The escalation continued Thursday when a reporter asked Pelosi if Barr should go to jail in which she responded: “The Committee will act upon how we proceed.”The Department of Justice responded to Pelosi’s accusations Thursday with the following statement.“Speaker Pelosi’s baseless attack on the attorney general is reckless, irresponsible, and false,” said Kerri Kupec, a DOJ spokeswoman.last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton off the hook as Mercedes start driver search

first_imgMercedes will not punish triple world champion Lewis Hamilton for defying orders at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix, the team’s non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has said.In the wake of team mate Nico Rosberg’s dramatic retirement five days after winning the title, the Austrian recognised the situation had changed.”There is no need to say anything to Lewis,” he told the Mail on Sunday. “We have no problem about how he raced in Abu Dhabi. We have drawn a line under it.” (Also read: Half F1 grid is after Nico Rosberg’s seat, says Niki Lauda)Hamilton had ignored orders to speed up after he deliberately slowed the race while leading in an attempt to ‘back up’ Rosberg and give others a chance to overtake.The Briton could only win the title if Rosberg finished off the podium. In the end Hamilton won at Yas Marina for his 10th victory of the year but the German held on to finish second.Rosberg then stunned the sport by announcing his retirement on Friday, leaving champions Mercedes with a headache.The search for a replacement will start on Monday and Mercedes bosses have already received a rush of calls from would-be candidates.Lauda told BBC radio on Sunday that the team hoped to fill the vacancy by the end of the year. (Also read: Lewis Hamilton not surprised by Nico Rosberg retirement)”He’s a huge loss…and now we have to find a better man than Nico,” he said. “We have to think about it and contact everybody and research who we are going to put in the best car in Formula One.advertisement”By the first test in February, when the new car is ready, we certainly need a driver there. But I can assure you it will happen earlier because whoever it is, we have to train him on the simulator…I think we should have a decision before the end of the year.”Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, McLaren’s Fernando Alonso and Williams’ Valtteri Bottas have all been highlighted in media speculation but 22-year-old German reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein remains the bookmakers’ favourite.Hamilton has said he does not care who comes in but whoever it is must be able to “stand the heat”.”We need someone with good values to come in and represent the team in a positive way, a good work ethic, consistency so we can win the constructors’ championship,” he told reporters at the FIA end of season prize-giving in Vienna.”In terms of challenging for constructors’ titles, which is the team’s first goal, we need to make sure it’s equally as consistent as we were before.”last_img read more

Thank you God for 200 T20 wickets: Harbhajan Singh

first_imgHarbhajan Singh joined a rare list of Indian bowlers to pocket 200 wickets in Twenty20 cricket. Harbhajan, who finished with 1/20 against Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium, made Steve Smith his 200th victim.Harbhajan was an elated man after reaching the milestone which also has Amit Mishra (208) and Ravichandran Ashwin (200) among 19 bowlers with more than 200 wickets.”Thank you God for 200 T20 wickets. Not bad for an old man, getting younger by the day,” Harbhajan said.”I feel spinners need to bowl slower in the air & let batsmen take chances,” he further said.Harbhajan has played the shortest format for India, Mumbai Indians, North Zone, Punjab and Surrey.Of the 200 wickets, 123 came for the Mumbai Indians while 25 were added to his kitty as an Indian cricketer.Harbhajan last played for India against UAE in the Asia Cup T20 in Dhaka last year. The Turbanator has bowled with guile this year in the IPL.last_img read more