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
Arun Kumar Kapoor
Products Direct-broadcast satellite, pay television, pay-per-view
Revenue 20.28 billion (US$300 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.

Dish Flix[edit]

Dish TV recently introduced a service called Dish Flix which ensures that the users can download and watch a combo collections of about 25 movies per month. The service requires the Dish Flix box to the connected to the STB which is either PVR or HD PVR. Charges are Rs.100 per month. The service is currently available for the Indian region.


Dish TV uses NSS-6 & SES8 at 95*E to broadcast SD channels whereas it uses AsiaSat 5 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. [7]

Dish TV Sri Lanka[edit]

Dish TV expanded its services in the Indian subcontinent, by inaugurating a new Direct-to-Home service known as Dish TV Sri Lanka to provide satellite television services in Sri-Lanka. It currently competes 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. [8]

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 an affordable cost. The service currently operates in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, West Bengal and Odisha state of India. [9]

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