||This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (May 2012)|
|Type||Subsidiary of Videocon Group|
|Key people||Anil Khera|
|Products||Digital Set Top Box, HD Digital Set Top Box, HD Digital Video Recorder, Direct broadcast satellite, Pay television, Pay-per-view|
Videocon d2h is one of the largest Indian pay TV providers, providing direct broadcast satellite service—including satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services—to commercial and residential customers in India. It uses MPEG-4 with DVB S2 digital compression technology. Its primary competitors are cable television and other DTH service providers—Airtel digital TV, Reliance Big TV, DD Direct+, Dish TV, Sun Direct and TATA Sky.
Videocon d2h is the DTH service provided by the Videocon Group. Videocon Group is an industrial conglomerate with interests all over the world, and is an Indian multinational company. The group has 17 manufacturing sites in India and plants in China, Poland, Italy and Mexico. It is also the third largest picture tube manufacturer in the world. The group is a USD 4 billion global conglomerate. Videocon d2h has been providing DTH services in India since its inception in Aug 2009.
As a pioneering offer in the Indian DTH market, Videocon d2h offered Satellite LCDs & TVs which were DTH enabled with sizes ranging from 19" to 32". This concept in the DTH service was an innovation in the presence of other players like Dish TV, Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Sun Direct and Reliance Digital TV providing only the set top box.
As of September 2012, Videocon d2h offers 400+ channels and services which include 22 Asli “HD” channels, 1 3D channel and 21 Active Music Services. In May 2011, Videocon d2h launched its HD Digital Video Recorder (DVR) box with 3D which could record live content. With the launch of its 3D Set Top Box (STB), Videocon d2h became the first DTH provider in India to offer a 3D compatible STB since none of the other DTH providers had a 3D compatible Box.
"Videocon d2h’s tagline initially was Direct Hai Correct Hai which was later changed to “Digital DTH Service” in Nov 2011.
Technical Information 
Videocon d2h uses the ST 2 satellite at 88 ° east . Videocon d2h has 9 transponders for transmitting its services. VIdeocon d2h uses MPEG 4 and DVBS 2 compression technology.
Videocon d2h HD 3D 
Videocon d2h became the first DTH service provider in India to offer a 3D ready Set Top Box in India. Videocon d2h subscribers could view 3D content on their TV provided they have a 3D TV. Videocon d2h was also the first DTH service in India to have an active channel with 3D content.
Videocon d2h HD DVR with 3D 
Videocon d2h has its own HD Digital Video Recorder (DVR) Set Top Box which has features like Slow Motion, Rewind, Fast Forward. Videocon d2h’s HD DVR has a Hard Disk capacity of 500 GB which can record up to 600 hours of content
Subscriber Base 
Videocon d2h has about 8 million+ subscribers as of January, 2013.
Awards & Achievements 
Since its inception in 2009 Videocon d2h has won many awards and recognitions. Videocon d2h won the Product of the year Award in 2010 for its Satellite DVD . This was achieved in a short span of a year since its launch. Videocon d2h was also selected as the 4th most successful brand launch of the year 2009 across all product categories in the Brand Derby survey carried out by Business Standard. Also the first to launch HD 3D DTH Services in the country. Videocon d2h -Awarded Winner For Best SEO at IDMA 2014