Dish TV launches in Sri Lanka with 47 channels

Source: www.televisionpost.com

MUMBAI: Dish TV has launched its operations in Sri Lanka, becoming the first Indian direct-to-home (DTH) company to bat in overseas land.

Dish TV is offering 47 channels in various genres for LKR 249 (Sri Lankan rupee) per month (plus taxes). These include 13 Sinhalese channels, six Tamil channels, four devotional channels, two English news channels and a clutch of Indian channels, among others.

Dish TV Sri Lanka Updated Channel List

The set-top box (STB) is priced at LKR 3,990. Inclusive of the 27.5 per cent telecommunication levy, the monthly charge per subscriber will be LKR 317. Dish TV is initially offering two months free subscription. Subscribers can recharge their connection with minimum of Rs 250 every month.

Dish TV has invested $4.5 million in the venture so far. There could be an additional investment of $2 million. The investment requirement in the Sri Lanka project is not substantial, a Dish TV executive clarified.

Dish TV Lanka is a joint venture company with Satnet Pvt Ltd. While Dish TV holds 70 per cent stake in the JV, the rest is with local partner Satnet.

Dish TV launches in Sri Lanka with 47 channels
From Dish TV Srilanka Website

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