Dish Home

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Dish Media Network Pvt. Ltd.
Type Private
Industry Satellite television
Founded 2010
Headquarters Lalitpur, Nepal
Area served Nepal
Key people Carmen , Suman
Products Direct-broadcast satellite
Employees 200
Website http://www.dishhome.com.np

Dish Home is the only DTH service provider in Nepal operated by Dish Media Network Pvt. Ltd. Dish Home was formed on 2010 after a merger between two DTH providers, namely Home TV and Dish Nepal.[1] By the end of the first quarter of 2013, Dish Home had crossed the 200,000 subscriber mark.[2] As of May, 2014 Dish Home has a total of 85 television channels, including some HD channels. It provides all the major Nepali channels and Hindi language general entertainment channels including other pay channels of sports, music, news and kids genre.

Dish Home uses MPEG-4 with DVB S2 digital compression technology, transmitting HD Channels and SD Channels in Ku-Band on Intelsat 906 at 64.2°E.[3] Dish Home relays on CAS from Verimatrix and Latens. Their STBs are provisioned by SandMartin and Arion.[4] Its primary competitors are cable television and other DTH service providers from India and China.

Service Interruption[edit]

On 17 July, 2013, Dish Home temporarily shut down its transmission due to termination of its contract by the Hong Kong based PCCW Global, distributors of Intelsat for Nepal.[5] After the service interruption from Intelsat 906, Dish Home managed to transmit its channels via Yamal 402 at 54.9°E and requested customer to change the direction of their dish antenna to get the service. On 19 July, 2013, Dish Home switched back its service through Intelsat 906 again.

Pricing[edit]

A Dish Home satellite dish installed at a rooftop in Kathmandu, Nepal.

As of October 2014, a PVR enabled set top box with a satellite dish costs Rs. 4,499 (inclusive of VAT & installation charge) whereas a HD & PVR ready set top box with a satellite dish costs Rs. 6,499 (inclusive of VAT & installation charge). The 'Basic' bouquet of 60 channels costs Rs. 300/month; 'Medium' bouquet of 70 channels Rs. 400/month and 'Deluxe' bouquet of 80 channels Rs. 500/month. In addition to these packages, a special addon HD package of 6 HD channels cost Rs. 200/month. [6] All prices are inclusive of VAT.

Its recharge cards are available widely all over Nepal. Subscribers can also pay for their services via kiosks installed at most major malls and junctions across Kathmandu. [7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home TV and Dish Nepal merged". www.ktm2day.com. 
  2. ^ "Nepal´s DTH provider Dish media crosses 200000 subscriber mark". nextvasia.com. 
  3. ^ Intelsat 906 at 64.2°E.LyngSat. Retrieved on 2013-12-08.
  4. ^ Dish Home´s DTH service disrupted due to satellite switchover. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  5. ^ Dish Home service goes off air‚ two lakh subscribers hit. The Himalayan Times. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  6. ^ DishHome . DishHome || Packages. Retrieved on 2014-10-9.
  7. ^ Dish Home | Easy Pay Nepal . Easy Pay Nepal. Retrieved on 2014-10-9.