Analyzing the Role of Satellites Used for DTH Networks in India

When you sit down to watch your favorite channels on your TV, you hardly ever wonder about what goes on behind the scenes to bring you that picture and sound. Well, there are satellites and compressors working constantly to get you an enhanced viewing experience. Before we delve deeper into the discussion, let us quickly take a look at what satellites have done for DTH networks.

The compression standards in use for HD set top box:

There are two types of compression standards in use to broadcast DTH signals effectively, and they are:


This is the older standard of signal compression that the initial DTH operators used. In this case, each transponder was able to carry about 20 SD channels. The channel number was lower than HD.


This one is newer and the gold standard of signal compression and has been around since 1999. All the new-age DTH service providers in the country use this. For instance, there are companies like Tata Play (formerly Tata Sky) that have completely gone from MPEG 2 to MPEG 4.

With the new name and identity, Tata Play aims to provide an integrated TV viewing experience for all. Tata Play provides several new offers and packs for its vast subscriber base. Tata Play’s Binge+ combo pack, which is a combination of OTT platforms and regular TV channels, now offers access to Netflix along with Disney+Hotstar, Zee5, and many more OTT platforms. Additionally, they offer free service visits to make things even more affordable for the customers. So, Tata Play’s commendable services are now within reach for all!

OTT Viewing Experiences: The Future of Entertainment

Just like several other sectors, there have been significant changes in the entertainment industry too. The audience behaviour and content consumption patterns have changed to a great extent, and most of them are looking for rich content across genres. Quite naturally, the top DTH service providers like Tata Play have jumped onto the OTT bandwagon and adapted themselves to offer the best of OTT as well.

The Endnote

So, the next time you sit in front of the TV to watch your favorite programs, you will have a greater appreciation of everything that goes behind the scenes. Make sure to share your newfound knowledge with your friends and family. Tata Play leverages the best of the technology to offer an enhanced viewing experience to subscribers. So, subscribe today to experience this change with the host of new TV and OTT offerings.

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