Dish TV

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Dish TV India Ltd
Public company (BSE532839)
Industry Satellite television
Founded 1 October, 2004
Area served
India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan
Key people
R. C. Venkateish
Products Direct-broadcast satellite, pay television, pay-per-view
Revenue 20.28 billion (US$310 million) (2012)[1]
Parent Zee Entertainment Enterprises (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 technology. 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, 425+ channels and services,[6] interactive TV and movies on demand.It shows the maximum number of HD channels(49).

Its primary competitors are DD Free Dish, Tata Sky, Sun Direct, Airtel digital TV, Videocon d2h and Reliance Digital TV.

Satellite link[edit]

Dish TV uses NSS-6 & SES8 at 95*E to broadcast SD channels whereas It uses ASIASAT 5S satellite to broadcast its HD channels which are 48 in count with 1 Upscaled ultra HD Channel It is also the first Indian DTH to Use 3 Satellites to beam a Single DTH Service

Subscriber base[edit]

As of 30 September 2015, Dish TV has about 13.7 million active customers.

Dish TV Lanka[edit]

This is a new challenge upheld by Dish TV to inaugurate satellite television services in Sri-Lanka mostly to compete with the island's main Satellite TV provider,"Dialog TV", which holds nearly a 500,000 subscriber base in Sri-Lanka. The company commenced its operations in the region from the 27th of March 2015. [7]

ZING Digital[edit]

Zing Digital is a subsidiary of Dish TV India launched in January 2015 to provide access to South India's regional channel packs at a affordable cost. The service currently operates in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana and West Bengal. [8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ FY 2011 Network 18
  2. ^ TV contact 8520941444gies-exit-list/ "Dish TV makes it to Fortune India 500, 4 biggies exit list" Check |url= scheme (help). MxM India. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dish TV voted as India's Most trusted DTH Brand". 
  4. ^ "India's Most Trusted DTH Brands 2014". Trust Research Advisory. 
  5. ^ "DishTV India – First DTH TV, Satellite TV, Digital Picture and DTH Services in India". Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Dish Sawaar Hai – DISHTV new brand commercial". YouTube. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Dish TV LANKA". April 2015. Retrieved April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Zing Digital". October 2015. Retrieved October 2015. 

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