Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcasting services appeared to be a hot favourite with some major international players participating in the Convergence India 2001 conference. EuropeStar and Eutelsat were among the international satellite companies keen to offer the DTH platform.
EuropeStar, the UK-based company was in talks with at least five Indian companies including broadcasters, infrastructure companies and service providers.
Eutelsat, also confirmed that Eutelsat was eager to be a part of the DTH platform. It plans to have a joint venture with an Indian company to offer the DTH platform.
EuropeStar is having a dialogue with the government to help make the entry of foreign companies easier. Besides DTH, EuropeStar is planning to tie-up with Indian broadcasters for its newsgathering services.