The satellite TV service will be re-launched as ITV 2.0 for channel partners from the first week of August, while signals will be restored for customers from 15 August. The company plans to start selling new subscriptions from September.
Independent TV’s signals were disconnected by its service provider Antrix over non-payment of dues.
As a result, Antrix has already cashed the bank guarantees of INR150 million, and the country’s communications tribunal TDSAT had directed Independent TV to either pay cash of INR 58.3 million and INR 60 million in bank guarantees to Antrix or to furnish INR120 million in bank guarantees to the service provider to resume the connection.
Now the company’s strategy includes training of ZD and SSD engineers to replace and repair set-top boxes (STBs). STBs that were returned to retailers or are in stock with SSDs will be repaired and used to replace those already at customers’ homes.
The process is expected to be ongoing until 31 October 2019.―Rapid TV News