Dishtv introduces Live TV entertainment on two luxury trains

MUMBAI:  Dishtv has introduced Live TV on two Indian Luxury Trains – Palace on Wheels & Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. Dishtv, has created history in the world of entertainment and railways by introducing path-breaking innovation – LIVE TV entertainment for the very first time on trains.


Rajasthan Tourism Development Corp. Ltd. general manager Pramod Sharma said, “We are extremely pleased to join hands with Dishtv, to bring Live TV entertainment on our two prestigious luxury trains – Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. Our guests who expect the best in luxury are pleasantly surprised to see Live TV facility available on these trains. They are enjoying IPL and EPL matches on the move and the atmosphere becomes quite lively and friendly. Being connected with the world with live news, from both national and international channels, is a great facility when one is travelling through a remote desert. RTDC has always welcomed new initiatives and we appreciate Dishtv’s technological prowess, in providing this innovative facility on our trains.”


Dishtv COO Salil Kapoor said, “It is indeed a proud moment for us, to take TV entertainment to a completely unprecedented level, by bringing Live TV experience on one of the top ten luxury trains in the world – Palace on Wheels. As a true leader and pioneer of the DTH in India, we continue to innovate by giving the consumer the best he could ever imagine in entertainment. Going forward, this initiative stands to change the perception of train travel in India”.


“Dishtv has redefined the way the Indian railway travelers perceive in-train entertainment. To bring Live TV on a moving train, we have installed a special antenna which auto tracks our satellite at all times. The train could be moving in any direction and at any speed, it receives seamless digital signal. Before proposing our Mobile Train technology for these prestigious luxury trains, we first got our technology approved from RDSO (Research Design and Standards Organisation), as the mobile dish antenna needs to be installed on the roof of the train bogey. This technology has been developed, considering the Indian train environment of high jerks, high temperatures and moisture levels. Mobile Train technology is maintenance free and highly robust, a critical requirement for any passenger train environment,” added Kapoor.