Monday, 31 December 2012

DTH players stops ESPN, Star Cricket HD channels


Three DTH players stops ESPN, Star Cricket HD channels on their platform

Three of the six direct-to-home (DTH) service providers discontinue to show HD channels Star Cricket and ESPN before the highly anticipated series between India and Pakistan cricket matches.

Three DTH players stops ESPN, Star Cricket HD channels on their platform


Airtel Digital TV, Sun Direct TV and Dish TV have left those channels on its platform calling for a higher price. "We have stopped the HD channels because of the pressure and ESPN Star Sports suspended shortly before the series between India and Pakistan," a representative of the top industry said on condition of anonymity from major DTH service provider.


However, this was not good for royal customers who have completed the foundation for this sudden decision of the DTH service provider in question.

Airtel Digital TV DTH arm of Bharti Airtel has also stopped standard  versions of ESPN, Star Sports and Star Cricket on its platform for some of its customers.


Three of the six direct-to-home (DTH) service provider discontinued to show HD channel Star Cricket and ESPNA spokesman for Airtel Digital TV, who declined to be named, said, "ESPN Software India Pvt Ltd has increased the prices of its packages from standard definition and high definition." Explain the reasons for the brutal suppression of the channel, the spokesman said: "The rise in the prices of standard definition (regular) version was marginally unbearable. Thus, these channels are in a different package away now".

After the change, the company began charging customers an additional Rs 50 plus taxes for the visualization of these channels allow on their platforms. A few days before the channels were removed from the platform, Airtel had sent text messages in writing to their customers informed that sports channels are not available on their package.

" In Replace of ESPN, Star Cricket and Star Sports, Sony Six and Trace Sports surveillance added on December 22 by Airtel Digital TV", a message that the client is on the phone.

The customer posted in the digital consumer forum saveondish.com website.

Dissatisfied customers

"The question is how existing subscriptions can touch ... It's just one step ethical and greedy. Everyone knows that Sony Six and Trace sports are of no use, the Indian viewers and nobody pay these channels," another customer wrote on the Court's website for consumers. Although DTH providers exposed channels ESPN Software India Pvt. issued a public notice that the fees have not changed in any of his ways.

"We want to state categorically that we do not want to increase the price of any of our channels. Any such allegation by anyone along the lines mentioned in some press articles, is inaccurate and misleading," the company said in a public notice.

Customers, however, are furious against this arbitrary and unilateral Airtel.

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