Top Story

e4m_logo.png

Home >> International >> Article

ETC Networks setting up satellite earth station in Mumbai

11-July-2001
Font Size   16
Share
ETC Networks setting up satellite earth station in Mumbai

ETC Networks is setting up a ‘commercial teleport’ and will offer uplinking facilities to Indian channels wanting to set up satellite links from Mumbai. The network has been given permission by the Union information & broadcasting ministry to set up an earth station in Mumbai.

ETC Networks has also applied for a round of clearances from the Wireless Planning Commission and hopes to get the final go-ahead in about three months’ time.

ETC Networks will be investing around Rs 5.5 crore in a 7.5-metre antenna and other uplinking equipment. The company expects to start commercial operations in about seven months time.

Earlier, only the public sector Videsh Sanchar Nigam had the mandate to offer uplinking facilities from its earth stations but with liberalisation in broadcasting, several private Indian operators like Eenadu Television and Jain TV have been permitted to set up earth stations in the private sector. ETC Networks will have the first private earth station in Mumbai.

ETC Networks, which runs two channels in India — ETC and ETC Punjabi — has also tied up with the ethnic channel TV Asia owned by HR Shah. The network is also planning to launch the channel ‘ETC World’ in November in the UK, primarily with music and religious discourses for the large Punjabi-speaking Indian diaspora.

ETC Networks posted a net profit of Rs 2.4 crore for financial ‘00-01 on income of Rs 4.8 crore.

Tags

Bhasin on the checks and balances of new IRS, methodology with new companies like Vedsur on board, interpreting the data and why it’s not fair to compare with previous data

Chitresh Sinha, CEO, Chlorophyll Innovation Lab and Vivek Singh, Joint MD, Procam International speak exclusively with exchange4media on the upcoming #BeBetter Campaign for the TATA Mumbai Marathon

Abhishek Punia, Co-founder and COO of ARM Worldwide, tells about how they re-branded themselves from ARM Digital to ARM Worldwide and in the process marked their presence globally

Srinivasan opens up on what prompted their recent rebrand, their foray into bus depots and developing the software that displays Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation's (BMTC) Passenger Information System for all the major bus depots in Bangalore.

Duroflex and Happy mcgarrybowen launch #7HourMarathon campaign with Milind Soman to promote healthy sleeping practices

Punjab has witnessed highest growth, of more than 50% DTH penetration, followed by HP and J&K

IRS 2017 has been reinforced with design, methodology, quality, and questionnaire enhancements to ensure the highest integrity of the data.