Videocon to launch DTH Services throughout India on April 27

videoconAfter many delays, Videocon Industries, an India-based electronics goods manufacturing company has finalized April 27 as launch date of DTH services with the name of 'D2H+'.

It may be noted that the company is entering the DTH space in India in the presence of other competitors like Dish TV, Sun TV, Doordarshan, Tata Sky, Big TV and Airtel.

According to sources close to the development, the company will launch integrated digital televisions (iDTVs) and set top boxes (STBs) with 4-5 subscription options. The company is planning to sell 70-80 per cent IDTVs and 20 per cent STBs.

DISH TV Vinay Agarwal Steps Down As CEO!

Vinay Agarwal announced his resignation as CEO DISH TVVinay Agarwal announced his resignation as CEO DISH TV.

Agarwal came into the CEO role in June 2008 after serving on the Grindwell Norton Ltd., a Saint-Gobain Group company, as the president-Abrasives.

During Agarwal’s tenure, DISH TV consolidated its position of the company. DISH TV, considered as India’s largest DTH platform, today carries over 225 channels and enjoys approx 5 million subscribers on its platform.

Nokia to introduce ‘Virtual Music Stores’ in India

NokiaNokia, the world's largest cellphone maker, is presently in talks with leading music content providers and music companies for rolling out its virtual music stores in India.

Under the facility, consumers would be able to access and download music on their mobile phones and PCs.

Sources reported that Finnish mobile handset maker is currently joining hands with around 150 music companies including Universal Music, Warner Bros, Sony BMG and other national music leaders.

The company is likely to launch the service initially in India with a free one-year subscription on purchase of select Nokia handsets.

Startup company ZillionTV to launch custom-made TV service

Startup company ZillionTV to launch custom-made TV serviceOn-demand content will soon be delivered to TV by means of a common high-speed Internet connection, thanks to a newly-set up custom-made TV service, ZillionTV, and its deals with its stakeholders - five key Hollywood studios!

The service – which is presently in beta testing - will be offered in conjunction with Walt Disney Co; General Electric Co’s NBC Universal; Time Warner Inc’s Warner Bros; News Corp’s Twentieth Century Fox; and Sony Corp. It will also be an option for Internet providers.

A welcome nudge for DQ Entertainment to scale up

A welcome nudge for DQ Entertainment to scale upThe company is sitting pretty with an order book of $100 mn, set to hire 150 employees by March-end

The fledging Indian animation industry is growing at a fast clip scoring over its Asian peers by meeting delivery timelines and matching quality benchmarks.

Paprikaas mulls new animation studio

Nandish Domlur, CEO and founder of the Bangalore-based digital content production company, Paprikaas Technicolor, feels the time is not ripe for India to get into content production yet. it has a lot more to learn from international companies, says the chief of the company which services big animation and gaming giants like Nickelodeon and EA Sports. In a chat with DNA Money’s Pranav Nambiar, Domlur discusses the state of the animation industry and his future plans.

Will India emerge as an animation and gaming hub?