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The Indian state of Assam has raised entertainment tax on direct-to-home (DTH) satellite services by 20%, and the tax on domestic cable TV services by 100%.

The DTH taxes, which will be levied on pay-TV providers Airtel Digital, Dish TV, Reliance Big DTH, Sun TV, Tata Sky and Videocon d2h, will rise from INR25 per home to INR30 per subscriber.

The state Government will require cable operators such as Manthan and Siticable to pay INR20 per residential subscriber, up from the previous levy of INR10 per subscriber.

Hotels will continue to pay INR50 per subscriber to show cable and DTH TV channels within Assam.