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WWIL, DISH TV could be acquisition targets

DTH space has just become on of the hottest grounds with the launch of BIG TV by RCOM.
Dish TV, Tata Sky were the only players in this field with combined 6-8 million subscriber base.  Big TV’s entry has raised the bar and the talk is increasing the space to about 30-40 million subscribers in 3-5 years.  How that is going to happen is yet to be seen. Bharti and videocone are also raring to enter this space and are making plans to laucnh their services soon. Dish TV and Tata sky are also ramping up their infrastructure and raising funds to acquire subscribers on a rapid pace.

However cable tv viewers are reluctant to pay mre than couple of hundred bucks for their entertainment and i don’t see a strong reason for them to switch from cable wallah to antenna wallah.
Unless there is a massive migration of cable tv viewers from analog medium to DTH platform,  i don’ see how RCom, Bharti and videocone are going to meet their numbers.

Apart from aggressive pricing, DTH space could be shrunk to just few players by acquisitions.
Tata Sky would try hard to remain under the fold of Tata. This leaves Wire and Wireless (WWIL) and Dish TV as attractive acquisition targets by Reliance, Bharti and videocone to meet their aggressive subscriber numbers.

No amount of goodies from DTH players can force cable tv viewers to digital platform.  DTH players cannot afford to drop their subscription charges to as low as RS 50 in few cities to as high as RS 150.

I don’t see how DTH players can become profitable without huge subscriber base and pricing as competitive as cable wallahs.
It will be interesting to watch this space.


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Indian blog aggregator : enewss has been around for almost 2 years now. It was just a simple script to grab the blog links from a database and place it on the page.  It also had a page for users to submit their blogs rss/atom feeds. That was all in it and it ran successfully for last 2 years aggregating upto 1500 blogs.

Recently enewss went through sea change and added social networking features to bring bloggers and readers onto one platform and get them discussing on their blogs.

The new design adds the features of online reader with social networking features, which allows the readers and bloggers discover new blogs and keep on reading blogs from their friends.

In about a month, enewss had 100 fully registered members and is growing daily.
eNewss is also considering to revamp existing features like ‘adding friends’, ‘creating groups’, ‘submitting blogs’ along with addition of new features like events.

Our game plan for next 2 years is to sponsor blog camp events, increase membership and be known to many indian bloggers. We want to be one of the best Aggregator around in India. Towards that end, we would like to continuously take your feedback and implement them and make it as much blogger friendly as possible.

I would like to appreciate bloggers like Trupthi, Priti and amny more in helping increase the awareness of enewss among recipe bloggers. There are few more bloggers from Kerela who came forward to help us too.

In my honest opinion, enewss still has to go through lots of changes and add new features to be the best and blogger friendly.

We are working for it daily and will keep you all posted.
Best regards

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