Dish TV

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Dish TV India Ltd
Type Public company (BSE532839)
Industry Satellite television
Founded 2004
Headquarters Noida, India
Area served India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal
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.

Satellite link[edit]

Dish TV uses NSS-6 to broadcast its programmes. NSS-6 was launched on 17 December 2002 by European-based satellite provider, NewSkies. Dish TV hopped on to NSS-6 from an INSAT satellite in July 2004. The change in the satellite was made to increase the channel offering as NSS 6 offered more transponder capacity. However, Dish TV booked additional transponders on the new AsiaSat 5 satellite for starting its MPEG-4 based HD services. Dish TV is currently using 4 transponders on Asiasat 5.

Subscriber base[edit]

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 enjoy 5X picture clarity on their HDTV, a 16:9 wide aspect ratio and 5.1 surround sound.

Awards and Accolades[edit]

Dish TV, India's largest dth service provider, direct-to-home company was proud to accept so many awards time and again. The journey continues from the "Special Award" for its Interactive Service awarded at the AFDESI International iTV Awards ceremony in Cannes, France held during MIPCOM.

Commenting on the Occasion, Salil Kapoor, COO, Dishtv, said, "It's a proud moment for us that four of our interactive services (ICICI Active, Monster Jobs Active, shaadi Active &Travel Active) were nominated for the International ITV Award. Winning a "Special Award" for our value added services is a big honour for all of us at Dishtv as this is the 1st time any Indian DTH company has been recognised for its role in the interactive television industry. This award recognise s the strength of our technological prowess and strongly supports the value of our services while differentiating our brand from others in the marketplace. We strongly believe in offering 'Sabse Zyaada' (maximum) to our subscribers and our focus is on ensuring customer delight through continuous innovation in value-added services, a potent tool for consumer engagement and superior customer service. Salil Kapoor added.

5th BCS RATNA AWARDS 2014-Innovation in Programming[7][edit]

Aavishkar Media Group, which mainly focuses on the Indian broadcast and cable TV industry, has announced the fifth edition of its BCS Ratna Awards that will felicitate achievement, contribution and innovation of personalities from the broadcast and distribution industry.

To be held on 20 February 2014 in New Delhi, the award ceremony will honour the game-changers in the Indian broadcast, media, entertainment, DTH and CATV industry. There will also be a lifetime achievement award. The winners will be selected through an independent jury panel.

In the broadcast sector, the categories include best proactive strategic planning, best marketing campaign of the year, most outstanding use of viewer interactive system, best studio design & PCR, best politoons series, remarkable corporate social responsibility project (CSR) and most outstanding content provider in the fields of GEC, news (both Hindi and English), sports, music, spiritual, adventure and lifestyle.

Dish TV Recognized for Financial Focus and Acumen[edit]

First Indian Digital TV Honours celebrates digitisation's leading practices India's oldest DTH operator Dish TV was honoured for its dervish like focus on its financial health and for protecting and creating shareholder value. The citation was received by CEO RC Venkateish, who shared the fact that he has to answer to public and other shareholders regularly, making it imperative for the company to be bottom line focused.[8]

Dish TV Recognised for Most Trusted Dth Brand[edit]

Asia's largest direct to home service provider has been voted as the 'Most Trusted Brand' by Trust Research Advisory(TRA) in their report 'Brand Trust Report-2014'.It has bee a great achievement for the brand as our liability quotient has transitioned into faith entrusted in us by dish tv consumers.[9]

Dish truHD+[edit]

Dish TV Recently introduced its DVR service which requires an External USB Hard disk drive to be plugged into the Set Top Box's USB Port, the DVR can provide & support recording space up to 2 TB.

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