Dish TV

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Dish TV India Ltd
Type 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$340 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 an Indian direct-broadcast satellite service provider. 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] It uses MPEG-2 digital compression technology, transmitting using NSS-6 Satellite at 95.0. Dish TV's managing director and Head of Business is Jawahar Goel who is also the promoter of Essel Group and is also the President of Indian Broadcasting Foundation.[3] 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,[4] interactive TV and movies on demand. Its primary competitors are Tata Sky, Airtel digital TV, Videocon d2h and cable television providers.

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Dish TV uses NSS-6 to broadcast its progr

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As of 31 October 2012, Dish TV had about 13 million customers.[5] Dish TV is presently Asia's largest satellite television provider.[6]

Dish TV launched its high definition service called Dish truHD in the year 2010. With this service, subscribers can get 5X picture clarity on their HDTV, a 16:9 wide aspect ratio and 5.1 surround sound.

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