Dish TV

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Dish TV India Ltd
Public company (BSE532839)
Industry Satellite television
Founded 2004
Key people
R. C. Venkateish
Products Direct-broadcast satellite, pay television, pay-per-view
Revenue INR20.28 billion (US$320 million) (2012)[1]
Parent Zee Network Enterprise (owned by Essel Group)
Subsidiaries Management Services Limited (ISMSL), Agrani Convergence Limited (ACL), Agrani Satellite Services Limited (ASSL)

Dish TV (stylised as dishtv) is India’s largest Direct to Home (DTH) television operator using MPEG 4 DVB S2 and MPEG 2 digital compression tecnology. It is a division of Zee Network Enterprise (Essel Group Venture). It was ranked # 437 and # 5 on the list of media companies in Fortune India 500 roster of India's largest corporations in 2011.[2] Dish TV was also voted India's most trusted DTH brand according to the Brand Trust Report 2014, a study conducted by Trust Research Advisory.[3][4] It uses MPEG-2 digital compression technology, transmitting using NSS-6 Satellite at 95.0. Dish TV has started to use MPEG 4 DVB S2 digital compression technology using Asiasat 5 at 100.5 E using its dish tru hd + STB. Dish TV's managing director and Head of Business is Jawahar Goel who is also the promoter of Essel Group and the President of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation.[5] Zee Network incorporated Dishtv to modernise television (TV) viewing. It provides features such as Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), parental lock, games, 400+ channels and services,[6] interactive TV and movies on demand.It shows the maximum number of HD channels(38).

Its primary competitors are Tata Sky, SUN Direct, Airtel digital TV, Videocon d2h and cable television providers.

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Dish TV uses NSS-6 to broadcast SD channels whereas It uses ASIASAT satellite to broadcast its HD channels including NGC WILD HD, MTV HD and many more HD channels currently present on Dish tv platform.

Subscriber base[edit]

As of 31 October 2012, Dish TV had about 13 million customers.[7] Dish TV is Asia's largest satellite television provider.[8]

Dish TV launched its high definition service, Dish truHD in 2010, with 1080i resolution and 5.1 surround sound support.

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