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Mr. Jawahar Goel (CMD) Anil Dua (CEO)

Brands Dish TV Zing Digital

Services Direct-broadcast satellite, pay television, pay-per-view

Revenue ₹20.28 billion (US$310 million)[2] (2012)

Owner Videocon and Essel Group

Parent Zee Entertainment Enterprises

Subsidiaries Zing Digital Management Services Limited (ISMSL) Agrani Convergence Limited (ACL) Agrani Satellite Services Limited (ASSL)

Website www.dishtv.in

DishTV India Ltd. (stylised as dishtv) is India's Direct to Home
Direct to Home
(DTH) television operator using MPEG-4, DVB-S2 and MPEG-2 digital compression technology. It is a subsidiary of Zee Entertainment Enterprises. It was ranked # 437 and # 5 on the list of media companies in Fortune India 500 roster of India's largest corporations in 2011.[3][4] Dish TV
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.[5][6] Dish TV
Dish TV
India and Videocon d2h
Videocon d2h
has finally been concluded, which is set to create the largest DTH service provider in the country with a subscriber base of about 28 million.


1 History

1.1 Merger with Videocon d2h

2 List of channel 3 Zing Digital 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] DishTV launched the first DTH service in India on 2 October 2003. The company decided not to compete against entrenched cable operators in metros and urban areas, and instead focused on providing services to rural areas and regions not serviced by cable television. Jawahar Goel, who led the launch, recalled 10 years later, "We hardly had four transponders and could offer only 48 channels, compared to analog cable that was giving 60 and was much cheaper. And, STAR refused to give its channels. So, we decided to go slow and concentrate in cable-dry and cable-frustrated markets, rather than cable-rich markets and build the market step by step." Dish TV
Dish TV
acquired 350,000 subscribers within 2 years of the launch.[7] Following bitter legal proceedings between STAR and Zee, in 2007, the two companies called a truce and began offering their channels on each other's services. This decision and Dish TV's acquisition of more transponders enabled them to offer 150 channels on their service, more than any other DTH service in India at the time.[7] Merger with Videocon d2h[edit] On 11 November 2016, the Board of Directors of Dish TV
Dish TV
and Videocon d2h agreed to an all-stock merger of their DTH operations. The merger will create the largest DTH provider in India with a total valuation of ₹17,000 crore (US$2.6 billion). The merged entity will be called Dish TV
Dish TV
Videocon Limited. Dish TV
Dish TV
will hold a 55.4% stake in the merged entity, while Videocon d2h
Videocon d2h
will own the remaining shares. As on 30 September 2016, the two companies combined would have 27.6 million subscribers out of the estimated 175 million Indian households that own a television.[8][9][10] The deal is subject to regulatory approvals, which will take a minimum of 8 months.[11] The merger was approved by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on 10 May 2017,[12] and by the National Company Law Tribunal on 27 July 2017.[13][14] Dish TV
Dish TV
India Limited (Dishtv), Asia Pacific’s largest direct-to-home (DTH) company and part of the Essel Group
Essel Group
has received the final approval for closing of the merger of Videocon d2h
Videocon d2h
with DishTV. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) had approved the requests made by the company for completion of the transaction for the creation of the largest listed media company in India. On 22 March 2018, Dish TV
Dish TV
completes merger with Videocon d2h.Dish TV and Videocon D2h reported separate revenue and EBITDA numbers which at a pro-format level added up to Rs 60,862 million and Rs 19,909 million, respectively for FY17. List of channel[edit] It has a huge list of channels (about 650+). Zing Digital[edit] Main article: Zing Digital Zing Digital is a subsidiary of Dish TV
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. [15] See also[edit]

Essel Group Direct-to-home television in India Fortune India 500


^ http://www.dishtv.in/Pages/ContactUs/Contact-Info.aspx ^ FY 2011 Network 18 ^ "Buy Dish TV
Dish TV
India, target Rs 85: Shrikant Chouhan". The Economic Times. 2017-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-29.  ^ " Dish TV
Dish TV
makes it to Fortune India 500, 4 biggies exit list". MxM India. Retrieved 1 August 2012.  ^ " Dish TV
Dish TV
voted as India's Most trusted DTH Brand".  ^ "India's Most Trusted DTH Brands 2014". Trust Research Advisory. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014.  ^ a b Gupta, Surajeet Das (2014-01-01). "10 years of DTH in India: The other electronics revolution". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2016-10-01.  ^ "Dish TV, Videocon d2h
Videocon d2h
to merge". The Hindu. 11 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.  ^ " Videocon d2h
Videocon d2h
to merge with Dish TV". Forbes India. Retrieved 12 November 2016.  ^ Editorial, Reuters. "Indian satellite TV operators Dish and Videocon d2h to merge". Reuters India. Retrieved 12 November 2016.  ^ "Will buy some shares from DTH promoters at later stage: Jawahar Goel, Dish TV". The Economic Times. Retrieved 12 November 2016.  ^ Ahluwalia, Harveen (10 May 2017). " Dish TV
Dish TV
and Videocon d2h
Videocon d2h
merger gets CCI approval". www.livemint.com/. Retrieved 18 November 2017.  ^ India, Press Trust of (27 July 2017). "NCLT approves Dish TV-Videocon D2h merger, to have subscriber base of 27 mn". Business Standard India. Retrieved 18 November 2017.  ^ "Govt. approves Dish TV
Dish TV
merger with Videocond2h". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2017-12-16. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2017-12-29.  ^ "Zing Digital". www.zingdigital.in. October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 

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