Zee Channels Issue on Tata Sky

santosh_akela

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HI ALL,Iam really concerned abt the non availability of zee sports,as in the future zee sports and ten sports are going to get merged,and there will be a case that we have to miss some cricket action shown on these channels.As all know Neo sports is already missing & zee sports too.this is really killing us The cricket lovers.
 

amish

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i dont think zee has bought over any rights for cricket broadcast. indian rights are with neo (and DD) and overseas mostly star-espn. so dont think tatasky viewers wud miss any matches atleast in near future.P.S. thats why zee thought of starting its on league matches. u might miss those though!
 


ajuravi007

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i dont think zee has bought over any rights for cricket broadcast. indian rights are with neo (and DD) and overseas mostly star-espn. so dont think tatasky viewers wud miss any matches atleast in near future.

P.S. thats why zee thought of starting its on league matches. u might miss those though!

Zee Sports does have rights for india's matches when it is playing in neutral venue for eg., last yr malasyian series which included india, aus & WI. Similarly in the month of june zee sports will telecast the Indo - SA matches of 3 oneday international to be played in ireland.
 


maahkaal

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Zee sports may not have the rights to indian cricket but they do have rights for the neutral ones involving many good teams. Besides they also show serie a , uefa cup and the carling cup. The merger with ten sports will take them in a different league as ten sports already has an impressive package of their own. With trai bringing in regulations like interconnection agreements and pricing of channels on a-la-carte basis and flexibility of packaging of channels , the dth operators will need to carry all channels as they wouldn't want to miss out on customers due to non availability of certain channels.
 

amish

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dth ops cant carry all channels. for eg tatasky has i think 9 transponders so each transponder can carry abt 12-15 channels and max 20 with mpeg4 compression so max 180 channels. but i dont think 180 wud be enough with so many channels coming up.sun wud be lucky as it doesnt need any transponders for FTA channels.
 

rishisingh

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They dropped 13 channels without intimation whereas they formally announce when they add even a single channel. On top of that they claim that zee’s feed is not up to mark. I look like they are not interested in carrying the zee channels, neither do they want to provide any choice to the subscribers to pick & choose.
 

amish

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they gave choice of package but then stupidly based on hindi and english. so if i want star movies or hbo i cant go for family pack but so called super saver pack which is infact costliest package LOL.