Dish TV

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Dish TV
Public company (BSE532839)
Industry Satellite television
Founded 1 October 2004; 11 years ago (2004-10-01)
Area served
India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan
Key people
Arun Kumar Kapoor (CEO)
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. 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] As of 30 September 2015, Dish TV has about 13.7 million active customers.[5]

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

Dish TV Sri Lanka[edit]

Main article: Dish TV Sri Lanka

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 has over 700,000 [6] customers in Sri Lanka. The company commenced its operations in the region from the 27 March 2015.[7]

Zing Digital[edit]

Main article: Zing Digital

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.It is the India's first stb which has packs with selected channels and cost. [8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ FY 2011 Network 18
  2. ^ "Dish TV makes it to Fortune India 500, 4 biggies exit list". 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. ^
  6. ^ "Dialog TV subscribers". Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Dish TV LANKA". 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Zing Digital". October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 

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