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Dish TV Allows Other DTH Customers To Switch Over With Same Set Top Box

DTH service provider Dish TV has launched Dish Freedom, a Conditional Access Module (CAM) that can be fitted into set-top boxes of other DTH providers, allowing customers to watch free-to-air TV and radio channels from Doordarshan's DD Direct service and 16 selected channels from Dish TV, under the freedom pack, reports The Economic Times. The channels that are available from Dish TV include Zee network channels such as Zee News, Zing, Zee Punjabi, Zee Tamil and others. However it does not include Zee TV and Zee Cinema. The CAM module is priced at Rs 990 and includes 12 months subscription to the freedom pack, worth Rs 600. After the subscription expires, customers can recharge their connection for Rs 250 for 6 months or Rs 400 for an year. According to Dish TV, the device will work on all BIS compliant set-top boxes that have a CAM slot, irrespective of the DTH operator using MPEG2 or MPEG4 decompression technology. Portability? Although, the company claims that the device will give consumers the freedom to choose their DTH operator, we are not sure if customers will be able to switch to services provided by DTH providers other than Dish TV using this module. Also, the Dish TV customer care informed us that we will not be able to watch any additional Dish TV channels, other than the ones provided in the Freedom Pack. According to Dish TV, it wants to target Inactive DTH subscribers with this product. - This means that the device…

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