Dishtv launches 30 channels on high definition

MUMBAI: Dishtv has launched 30 individual channels in High Definition. Dishtv now has 267 channels in standard definition and 30 channels in high definition.
Dishtv India managing director Jawahar Goel said, “Being the pioneers as well as the thought leaders in the DTH industry, we are committed to offering innovations through unique and premium services to our subscribers. The availability of one or two HD channels on various platforms did not impact the market. Now, with the launch of 30 HD channels, Dishtv is officially scripting the HD revolution in India. Today, we are heralding a new era in Indian broadcasting and will build this category through content expansion, consumer education and high end product service.”
Dishtv India chief executive officer R.C. Venkateish said, “With 30 High Definition channels, Dishtv will be able to put forward a significant differentiated offering to its subscribers. We have the largest HD channel portfolio giving us a significant competitive advantage and quantum leap over competition. We expect this to translate into significant gains in terms of market share, ARPU as well as total revenue for the company. The addition of ESPN feed on our HD format will immensely enrich the experience of cricket fans as they get ready for the most eagerly anticipated sporting event this year.”
Dishtv will offer the ICC World cup 2011 on high definition. Other than the World Cup feed, the channels which Dish truHD offers include Zee TV, Zee Cinema, Zee News, Zee Studio, Zee Café, HBO, Movies Now, Discovery, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Zee Talkies, Zee Bangla, Zee Telugu, Zee Kannada, Times Now, ET Now, Cartoon Network, POGO, Ten Sports, AXN, MTV, VH1, WB, Pix, TLC, Ten Cricket, UTV Action, UTV Movies, Sony, Colors.
Dish truHD will be offered at a price of Rs 2390, which will include one month’s Platinum subscription and all 30 HD channels. Alternatively, Dish truHD packs will be available in two variants- Base pack of 15 channels at Rs 125 per month and A-La Carte of 15 channels at Rs 100 per month. Dish truHD will also showcase the World Cup and the French Open through a special pack at Rs 150 for the both the tournaments.