Dish TV

Dish TV

Dish TV India Ltd
Type Public company (BSE: 532839)
Industry Satellite television
Founded 2004
Key people R. C. Venkateish
Products Direct-broadcast satellite, pay television, pay-per-view
Revenue 20.28 billion (US$330 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)
Website .in.dishtvwww

Dish TV (stylised as dishtv) is India’s largest Direct to Home (DTH) television operator in terms of the registered subscriber numbers. 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'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, 400+ channels and services,[6] interactive TV and movies on demand.

Its primary competitors are Tata Sky, SUN Direct, Airtel digital TV, Videocon d2h and cable television providers.

Satellite link

Dish TV uses NSS-6 to broadcast SD channels whereas It uses ASIASAT satellite to broadcast its HD channels including NGC WILD HD, MTV HD and many more HD channels currently present on Dish tv platform.

Subscriber base

As of 31 October 2012, Dish TV had about 13 million customers.[7] Dish TV is Asia's largest satellite television provider.[8]

Dish TV launched its high definition service, Dish truHD in 2010, with 1080i resolution and 5.1 surround sound support.

See also


  1. ^ FY 2011 Network 18
  2. ^ TV contact 8520941444gies-exit-list/ "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. ^ "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. ^ TV contact 8520941444rect-knowledge "Tata Sky plans to raise Rs 2000 crore via IPO". 31 October 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "'s > Digital Edge> Airtel Digital TV adds 0.6 mn subs in Q1". Retrieved 1 August 2012. 

External links

  • Dish TV