Thursday, July 14, 2005

Bharat Petroleum intrested in DTH Network

Major Petroleum brand of India Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) plans to foray into providing direct-to-home (DTH) TV, or content delivery to subscriber's home using satellite. India's third largest oil firm plans to use its 1800 LPG distributors, covering about 20 million consumers, for marketing of DTH and is targeting 30 per cent of the over eight million DTH consumers expected by 2010. To provide digital content distribution service to subscribers at a very affordable price, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd may form a joint venture with a partner dealing either in cost intensive areas like content, transponder space and STB or a financer. Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd has acquired in-house expertise in satellite up linking and optimization of precious space segment in satellite. It has acquired experience in hub implementation at integrated data center at Greater Noida for connecting 300 offices and 3,000 users all over India.