Dish TV is a Noida based company incorporated in the year 1988. It is among India’s largest and the world’s biggest (based on a single country) DTH company. It has a subscriber base of 29 million. This Company belongs to Essel Group. Dish TV provides its service with 655 channels, which further includes 40 audio channels and 70 HD channels along with services.
Dish TV India Limited along with its other subsidiaries, provides DTH as well as teleport service in India. The Company offers on-demand services like set-top boxes, low noise boxes, together with its subsidiaries, provides direct to home and teleport services primarily in India. Apart from this, it also includes managing and installation services at the customer’s premises.
The Company came into existence in the name of Navpad Texturisers Pvt Ltd. In December of 1995, the Company accepted a new name; it was now ASC Enterprise. Back in 2006, the Company had changed its name to ASC Enterprises Ltd. In April of the year 2006, in April, the Company launched its blockbuster Hollywood movie on-demand service. It was then it started the News Active, and One Alliance turned into an ally of the Company.
In 2007, the name of the Company was changed to Dish TV India Ltd. Between 2006-07, the Company added a bunch of new features like Near Video on Demand, Mosaic as well as Sports Active for multiple genres along with games.
In May of the year 2007, Dish TV was recognized by Planman Media as one of the best brands in the country out of the top 25. In December of the same year, through a meeting, the Company announced that it had approved security-related preferences allotting Indivision India Partners. Indivision was a Mauritius based private equity company.
On April 3rd, 2008, Dish TV had acquired more than 3 million subscribers. The calculation was based on gross registered subscribers as o March 31st of 2008. It acquired 60% of the total market of the DTH industry. Through Right Issue, the board of directors of Dish TV announced that it had approved the issue of raising Rs. 1200 crore in April. On November 20th, the same year, it crossed the 4.5 million mark of net subscribers. It then established itself as the largest as well as the most innovative DTH service provider in the country, India.
On September 15th 2009, the Company went through a strategic tie-up with Indiatimes.com. The tie-up was an internet business on behalf of the Times Group; this offered the customers with value-added services of mobile on television. On January 14th 2010, the Company announced the service of Live TV. It was named as Personal Live TV on the go. It brought 70 TV channels at all seats in a vehicle. On February 24th in 2011, the Company turned out to be Asia’s first DTH Company to cross 10 million subscribers. On November 7th in 2013, Dish TV launched a new application service named DishOnline. This service had a record of one lakh downloads within 30 days of its launch.
On November 20th, in the year 2014, Dish TV entered into a strategic alliance with Jet Privilege Private Limited (JPPL). It became a Lifestyle Partner relevant to the JetPrivilege Loyalty & Rewards Programme. On July 1st 2015, Dish TV along with SITI Cable, both of which belong to Essel Group entered into an alliance and merged into a collective entity named Comment to over-perform in the broadcast industry. On March 7th in 2016, Dish TV partnered with Visiware International, which was the then worldwide leader of interactive games. On April 25th in the year 2018, Dish TV India Limited announced a new Tamil Movies Service named Thirai Ulagam. This service was launched in the d2h platform.
How DISH TV India Ltd, is categorised as Services Sector, and Entertainment and Media Industry :
The service sector includes companies that produce intangible goods. To be more specific, it comprises various service industries including information services; warehousing and transportation services; securities and other investment services; waste management; professional services; health care and social assistance; and arts, entertainment & media, and recreation. The service sector covers a wide variety of tangible and intangible services from office sanitation to rock concerts to a medical operation. In general, countries with economies centred around the service sector are considered to be more advanced than industrial or agricultural economies.
DISH TV India Ltd, is categorised as Services Sector, and Entertainment and Media Industry. The Entertainment and Media industry includes companies that derive their businesses by providing entertainment services such as movies, broadcast and cable television and digital distribution. This industry is expanding as the world becomes more connected, and customers' options expand.
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