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Dish TV has announced the launch of ‘Advanced Dish TV interface’, the world’s first AI-enabled pay TV Chatbot. It is built for issue redressal and service lifecycle management.
Dish TV has joined hands with Flipkart to bring to its customers a hassle-free Dish TV connection anytime, anywhere, just a click away. It has thus become the first DTH service provider to be listed on Flipkart.
Dish TV has a capex plan of Rs 800 cr in FY18 even as it is looking to add 1 mn net subscribers during this period. ARPU and content cost is expected to stay flat while revenue could grow between 7% and 8% in FY18.
TDSAT posts Dish TV–Videocon d2h vs Star India case on issue of launch of pay GEC Star Bharat on DD Freedish on 12 Oct. In earlier hearing, Star had placed a chart before the tribunal containing the list of 8 channels that are available on Freedish while continuing to remain pay channels as carried by Videocon d2h or Dish.
Dish TV and Videocon d2h move TDSAT against Star’s decision to launch Star Bharat, which was earlier known as Life OK, on Freedish. They want the broadcaster to either declare it as a pay or an FTA channel.
Dish TV has started renegotiating with broadcasters to bring content costs down. The argument put forward is that broadcasters are offering free to air content on DD Freedish and also on OTT platforms. The company has, in fact, managed to reduce content costs with one major broadcaster.
Dish TV’s ARPU saw a rebound in Q1 after dipping to a new low in the preceding quarter while net subscriber additions improved. Approximate net synergies from Dish TV-Videocon d2h merger expected to be Rs 180 crore in FY18 and Rs 510 crore in FY19.
In an industry first initiative in India, ZEE has taken a strong content and technology initiative to make content on television accessible for the visually and hearing impaired audiences.
FoodFood channel has deployed Amagi’s CLOUDPORT edge playout platform to launch its new international feed in the US and Mauritius.