^ i wonder what is the problem with IPTV why is it not successful in India? I have used it abroad on a copper ADSL
connection and it works flawlessly..probably something to do with our poor line conditions
Execution & Marketing is the main problem in India, yes of course badly maintained lines with weak SNR
Providers like BSNL having nationwide coverage deployment capability at least in all major cities outsourced the project to useless vendors like Myway instead of deploying the services on their own & these 3rd party vendors were greatly responsible for the failure. Otherwise IPTV is a less expensive technology to deploy & the possibilities are endless depending the bandwidth available, by Indian standards considering we are mostly on copper infrastructure the average speeds possible would be 10-20 Mbps - which is quiet suitable for Triple Play Services(Phone, Internet & IPTV).
Other private providers like Airtel/Reliance's IPTV really didn't take off very well because of their limited connections/penetration. Another prime reason is also that Broadband penetration in India is very low compared to other countries
DTH on the flip side is very expensive technology to deploy & maintain, including adding new channels - is usually used for last mile connectivity in developed countries. Wired Infrastructure is otherwise the first choice of selection for Consumers & Service Providers alike. Internet Service Providers abroad usually provide bundle offers on Triple Play Services(Phone, Internet & IPTV) - all of the same cable/fiber line which works out economical for consumers & the Provider : Personal Opinion only, Citation required