|Traded as||NSE: HATHWAY
|Key people||Bharat Shah (Chairman)
(MD & CEO)
|Products||Cable television, broadband internet, digital voice), home networking|
Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd initially known as BITV Cable Networks was acquired by Hathway Investments Pvt Ltd in 1999. In June 1993 Business India Television (BITV) Cable Networks Pvt Ltd acquired and operated large cable networks in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad under the leadership of Ms. Pheroza Billimoria and Mr. Roopesh Rao. (NSE: HATHWAY, BSE: 533162) is a major cable television service operator in India that is based in Mumbai. It has large operations in many cities, including Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Indore . It has diversified into providing internet via cable and was one of the first to do so in Chennai in the year 1999-2000. In India, it was the first company to provide internet using the CATV network. The company has a 51 percent stake in Divya Bhasker's Bhasker Multinet and in Gujarat Telelinks P L. This gives it a strong position in Gujarat CATV. In 2006, Hathway was first cable operator to launch a digital platform in India. Hathway is set to release its DVR service soon, powered by NDS XTV. Hathway Broadband Internet was the first Cable ISP in India.
In the second half of 2011, Hathway launched its HD services in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Indore. The new HD DVR Set top box initially provided 8 HD channels, but this has been increased to 18 from the first week of March 2012 and subsequently increased to 30. With this addition, Hathway HD is now the provider with maximum HD channels in its bouquet in India. HD Channels provided are Star Movies, Movies Now, Zee Studio, Zee Cinema, Ten HD, Star Plus, Colors HD, Star World, CNBC, NGC, Discovery, Travel XP, M Tunes HD, UTV Stars, Star Gold, History Channel, Zee TV and Nat Geo Wild.
Hathway Broadband Internet is one of the earliest Cable ISP services in Indian cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Indore, Bhopal and Lucknow. As of 2013, The maximum speed provided is up to 50 Mbps. It uses Cisco Systems's Docsis 3 technology in three cities, where the speeds are 50 Mbit/s.
It has around 11 mln subscribers, out of which around 1.77 mln have the availability of broadband. Out of this, about 430,000 subscribers are using Hathway's broadband services.
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