Dish TV gets DTH go-ahead in Sri Lanka
Rebecca Hawkes
| 11 November 2014
Dish TV India has been awarded a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite broadcasting licence from the Sri Lankan Government.

"We are pleased that we have been issued the DTH licence by the Government of Sri Lanka to operate DTH services in the country, which we are working on for the last couple of months. Now the focus will be on building up the ground opportunities," Salil Kapoor, COO, Dish TV, told Indian Television.

In February 2014, the Essel Group-owned DTH giant announced it would invest INR1 billion in its Sri Lankan joint venture, Dish TV Lanka. Dish TV owns 70% of the company, with local company Satnet holding the remainder of the shares.

Operating from SES 8, the new satellite TV service will compete with Sri Lanka's leading DTH platform Dialog TV, which has over 260,000 subscribers.