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Govt may shift DD channels on Ku-band

24-December-2001
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Govt may shift DD channels on Ku-band

The report of the working group on the Information & Broadcasting sector for the Tenth Plan recommends distribution of a bouquet of television channels in the Ku-band in free-to-air mode.

The report adds that Ku-band requires only a small dish antenna, making its transportation and installation in the remote and inaccessible areas very convenient. It is also cheaper than C-band installations.

The working group has made a strong case for DD coming on the Ku mode citing lower investment. The proposal to get DD on Ku-band is also with an eye for a set-top box market.

On the one hand, the working group wants DD to beam a bouquet of channels from Ku-band, in the absence of DTH taking off immediately, on the other hand, this group has recommended that the DTH policy should be reviewed to make it viable for potential players.

The issues, which have kept broadcasters away from the DTH foray include the sectoral cap of 20 per cent and revenue sharing agreement with the government. According to the DTH guidelines, no broadcasting company and/or cable network company shall be eligible to own more than 20 per cent of the total equity of an applicant company at any time during license period.

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