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Sun Direct to add 9 transponders by June

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Sun Direct to add 9 transponders by June

MUMBAI: Direct to home (DTH) operator Sun Direct is looking at increasing its high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) channel offering. The DTH operator that currently has four transponders will soon add nine more transponders to its kitty, thanks to the deal signed between Sun Direct and MEASAT Satellite Systems.

The announcement comes after Sun Direct got a nod from Antrix Corporation for additional capacity. The platform currently has 11 HD and 210 SD channels. β€œWe had applied to Antrix and have got its approval. With this, we will be shifting to MEASAT 3C and hence, will get nine transponders by first week of June. Our HD offering is currently low, but with the extra capacity we aim to take it to 30, while we expect the number of SD channels to go up to 350,” informs Sun Direct MD Mahesh Kumar.

With this, the total number of transponders will go up to 13. β€œWhile we are currently focused on the south market, we can think of targeting other regions after this boost. We will first fill the gaps in our south offering and the HD channel offering,” he adds.

http://www.indiantelevision.com/dth/dth-operator/sun-direct-to-add-9-transponders-by-june-140523




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  1. sat launched delayed now till september,sun MD πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ bad luck man,but it is fault of Sun Direct all is not well with it

  2. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  3. [quote=’DTHGuide’ pid=’24708′ dateline=’1400939244′]
    And the last few words by you are the most interesting and important ones when it comes to Sun Direct (if that sat launches fine)
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    i had already told this πŸ˜† Sun MD should have spoken after the sat was launched πŸ˜€

  4. if they get 9 transponders then they will stop sharing from reliance big tv or not

  5. Is it possible to start transmission from those as soon as it launched?
    Once satellite it launched it wont reached the destination on that day itself, it will take few days and then once it reaches it orbital position then there will be few more weeks of testing and then only possible

    And the last few words by you are the most interesting and important ones when it comes to Sun Direct (if that sat launches fine)

  6. [quote=’DTHGuide’ pid=’24701′ dateline=’1400910748′]
    Hope Sun Direct MD is not fooling its subscribers by saying about 1st week of June.As per reports we read that the Measat satellite will launch on June 4, so he is telling about that launch but they will take atleat 6 months to get tps from that satellite after testing is over. correct me if i am wrong experts
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    Why 6 months?!! No need for 6 months , it can be max of 15 days if everything goes fine.

  7. Hope Sun Direct MD is not fooling its subscribers by saying about 1st week of June.As per reports we read that the Measat satellite will launch on June 4, so he is telling about that launch but they will take atleat 6 months to get tps from that satellite after testing is over. correct me if i am wrong experts

  8. Great….this what we all waiting for all these days from SD…

  9. [quote=’MJ786′ pid=’24694′ dateline=’1400859766′]
    hmm.. so when they can make mistake with sat name cant there be doubt on the word June? is it June 2014 or 2015 then?

    I heard 2 months ago that they are going to get additional tps like that
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    πŸ™‚ It should be a Typo error by Indiantelevision.com

  10. hmm.. so when they can make mistake with sat name cant there be doubt on the word June? is it June 2014 or 2015 then?

    I heard 2 months ago that they are going to get additional tps like that

  11. It should be Measat 3B , Yes Measat 3C on 2015.

  12. so they are coming back to dth,but measat 3c is launched? i read it is to launch in 2015

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