Maharishi Channel is switching over to Ku-band digital transmission, making it the first channel in India to use this technology. It will continue to be a free-to-air channel.
The switchover to the Ku-band platform on EuropeStar satellite will be from December 15. The channel, will be available in the dual mode and cable operators will be allowed time to shift as it will continue on PanAMSat till February 28, 2002. The satellite covers India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Maharishi Channel is offering a special promotional price for a complete equipment package. Those who switch over to Maharishi’s Ku-band broadcast can receive a 25 per cent price reduction on digital satellite receiver, small dish antenna and LNB.
The package includes a high quality digital receiver, Ku-band LNB, and 24-inch professional dish antenna. Maharishi Channel Cable Network is planning to start shipping equipment packages to cable operators.
Maharishi Channel is part of Maharishi Satellite Network, which broadcasts Maharishi’s vedic wisdom through a network of 10 satellites. It is available in 19 languages and reaches out to over 200 countries.