(by Brindaalakshmi K and Nikhil Pahwa) Google is in talks with DTH operators in India to bring YouTube onto television screens, according to the Economic Times. Franciso Varela, Global Director of Platform Partnerships at Google, is currently in India, and is meeting DTH operators. India accounts for only 5.5% of YouTube's 1 billion global unique user base: it crossed 55 million unique users a month in September 2013. This comes close to the heels of Zee group owned DTH operator Dish TV launching Ditto TV, an over the top video service, for its subscribers, priced at up to Rs 129 per month. From a viewers perspective, YouTube is an alternative that helps support time-shift TV - watch the shows based on when it is convenient for them, and an integration with TV comes via the TV deals that YouTube inks, as well as with Chromecast. It…
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