Okay for those who think why we are rambling about an Indian company launching DTH services, it is because Bharti Telemedia is owned by Bharti Airtel the next mobile operator in Sri Lanka. Bharti Airtel Sri Lanka Limited recently carried an advertisement in Sri Lanka because they are carrying out a recruitment drive and they are expected to launch cellular operations in Sri Lanka by the end of this year and their DTH operations in India will commence by the last quarter of the 2007/2008 fiscal year.
So will Bharti Telemedia's still unnamed DTH operation also be launched in Sri Lanka? Well it seems likely since they are setting up the uplinking station in India they will only have to sell their connections here. It may not happen immediately but a few months after they launch in India they may start selling connections here too. However since their main target will be Indian subscribers this will also contain the Indian feeds of Star Movies, AXN, HBO and some of the other channels but if they want to make a big impact on Sri Lanka then they may get the Singapore feed of the said channels specially for Sri Lanka and only for Sri Lankan subscribers.
Presently Dish TV, Tata SKY do not have any businesses in Sri Lanka and regard any connections sold in Sri Lanka as bonuses but Bharti Telemedia will be having an established business in the form of their sister company based in Sri Lanka.
There is no indication that Sri Lanka is on their list but there is no reason why they should not have us on their list either so only time will tell.