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Independent dish TV pivots on the payment of spectrum charges dues to DoT

DTH license of Independent TV pivots on the payment of pending spectrum charges to DoT

DTH license of Independent TV pivots on the payment of spectrum charges’ dues to DoT

Earlier known as Reliance Big TV, Independent TV DTH has suffered nine times losses in the current fiscal year in comparison to last year. Due to this, there has been a steady erosion of its paid subscribers and pay channels opting out due to non-payment of dues.  As on 28th November 2018, direct-to-home (DTH) License application by  Independent TV will be considered by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) only after it has cleared its spectrum dues to the Department of Telecom (DoT). Independent TV has so far deposited an amount of Rs 3.74 crores approximately on 31st October which needs to be confirmed by the DoT. Pending spectrum charges along with late fees amount to Rs.3.16 crores approximately to be paid by DTH operator, Independent TV. This was in response to their affidavit filed on their status on 13th November. Also, the pending transponder charges have been paid by Independent TV but both the payments will be confirmed in next hearing by the tribunal. Another two weeks, on 18th December, have been given to the operator with respect to pending dues and its application for grant of license in its name.

Latest Test Channel added on Independent TV

Latest Test Channel has been added on  Independent TV on the frequency: 12563 V 32700. Test channel is available at Measat3. Currently showing Star Vijay Super but the picture quality is very poor.

Name of Channel: Test Channel

DTH Operator: Reliance Big TV (Independent TV)

Frequency: 12563

Rate: 32700

Audio: MPEG4

Screengrab of the test channelindependent dish tv

Free HD channels aired by Independent TV

A recap on the free HD channels being aired by Reliance Big TV (Independent TV). All these channels are available on frequency 12525 H 30000. The free to air channels on Reliance Big TV (Independent TV) are

  1. Sony Max HD
  2. Star Sports 1 HD
  3. Star Sports 2 HD
  4. Sony Ten 1 HD
  5. Star Sports Select 1 HD
  6. Star Sports Select 2 HD
  7. MTV Beats HD
  8. Zee HD
  9. Star Gold HD
  10. Star Plus HD
  11. Star Movies HD
  12. Colors HD

Subscribers who have FTA HD stb can watch their favorite programs free of charge on Independent TV.


For those who are interested in the response of Reliance Big TV Ltd, can read on the Supplementary Consultation Paper on ‘Issues related to New DTH Licences’

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