Videocon d2h

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Videocon d2h
Type Subsidiary of Videocon Group
Industry Satellite television
Founded 2009
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Area served India
Key people Anil Khera
Himanshu Patil
Products Pay television, pay-per-view, Satellite television, DTH, Direct-broadcast satellite
Parent Videocon Group
Website www.videocond2h.com

Videocon d2h is one of the largest[1] Indian pay TV providers, providing direct broadcast satellite service—including satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services—to commercial and residential customers in India. It uses MPEG-4 with DVB S2 digital compression technology, transmitting using ST 2 satellite.

Its primary competitors are cable television and other DTH service providers—Airtel digital TV, Reliance Big TV, DD Direct+, Dish TV, Sun Direct and TATA Sky. Videocon d2h has 11 million subscribers as of January 2014.[2]

History[edit]

Videocon d2h in use
Videocon d2h hd Sample Image

Videocon d2h is the DTH service provided by the Videocon Group. Videocon Group is an industrial conglomerate with interests all over the world, and is an Indian multinational company. The group has 17 manufacturing sites in India and plants in China, Poland, Italy and Mexico. It is also the third largest picture tube manufacturer in the world. The group is a USD 4 billion global conglomerate. Videocon d2h has been providing DTH services in India since its inception in Aug 2009.

Videocon d2h offered Satellite LCDs & TVs which were DTH enabled with sizes ranging from 19" to 32".

Videocon d2h's tagline initially was Direct Hai Correct Hai which was later changed to Digital DTH Service in Nov 2011.

As of May 2014, it offers 500 channels and services which include 28 Asli "HD" channels, 1 3D channel and 21 Active Music Services. In May 2011, it launched its HD Digital Video Recorder (DVR) box with 3D which could record live content. With the launch of its 3D Set Top Box (STB), Videocon d2h became the first DTH provider in India to offer a 3D compatible STB since none of the other DTH providers had a 3D compatible Box.

In January 2014 Videocon d2h has crossed 11 Millions Subscribers. Videocon D2h first DTH company in India which provide Radio Frequency technology remote for better and long range signal facility. They recently added 4 regional language HD channels i.e. Tamil & Telugu. Videocon D2h also launched new DVR 1000 GB which allows maximum recording facility.

3D[edit]

Videocon d2h became the first DTH service provider in India to offer a 3D ready Set Top Box in India. Videocon d2h subscribers can view 3D content on their TV provided they have a 3D TV. Videocon d2h was also the first DTH service in India to have an active channel with 3D content.

HD DVR with 3D

Videocon d2h has its own HD Digital Video Recorder (DVR) Set Top Box which has features like Slow Motion, Rewind, Fast Forward. Videocon d2h's HD DVR has a Hard Disk capacity of 500 GB & 1TB (1024 GB) which can record up to 600/1500 hours of content respectively.

Technical Information[edit]

Videocon d2h has 10, 54 MHz transponders on Satellite ST-2. Videocon d2h is aligned at 88° East on the Clark Belt. Videocon d2h uses state-of-the-art MPEG-4 technology, which permits high compression for video and DVB-S2 technology, which allows more efficient transmission of satellite signals. For remote control, Videocon d2h uses a highly advanced Radio Frequency remote, which also happens to be India's first radio frequecy remote and comes with a plug in earphone. Videocon d2h is also the first DTH provider in India to launch wireless headphones for its Set-top box, which is compatible with all of its Set-top boxes.

Awards & Achievements[edit]

Since its inception in 2009 Videocon d2h has won many awards and recognitions. Videocon d2h won the Product of the year Award in 2010 for its Satellite DVD. Videocon d2h was also selected as the 4th most successful brand launch of the year 2009 across all product categories in the Brand Derby survey carried out by Business Standard. Videocon d2h received a silver trophy for the “Best Search Engine Optimization Campaign” by the Indian Digital Media Awards in 2012. Also the first to launch HD 3D DTH Services in the country. Videocon d2h was Awarded Winner For Best SEO at IDMA 2014.

In 2013 Videocon d2h has been awarded as Asia's Most Promising DTH Brand because of adding highest number of new subscribers compare to any other DTH Operators worldwide.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Videocon D2H likely to bring IPO this fiscal". ecnomictimes.com. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014. Videocon D2H likely to bring IPO this fiscal
  2. ^ "India braced for DTH merger between Reliance and Sun – Rapid TV News India". In.rapidtvnews.com. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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