Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd‘s online streaming gateway Ditto TV has been rubbing elbows with DTH service provider Dish TV and the results are in – The two companies are releasing a megalithic streaming app called DishOnline for iOS platforms and the Android. Presently only available for existing Dish TV subscribers, the app will allow users to tap into DishOnline through their PC’s and laptops with still mysteriously unannounced web interface details.
It’s claimed by DishTV that the fancy new app will juice-up existing users with over one thousand films from both Holly and Bollywood, as well as with access to their favorite TV shows, videos and live TV spanning the genres of general entertainment channels, music, sports, info-tainment, regional and devotional. Ths application itself is accessible at Apple App Store and Google Playstore.
As stated on TechCircle:
“To access the service, Dish TV subscribers will have to buy DishOnline packs; the Jumbo Pack at Rs 129 (includes all live channels, movies, shows and videos), and the Starter Pack at Rs 49 (includes all movies, shows and videos). Popular TV channels such as Zee TV, Sony, Sab, Zee Cinema, Zee Studio, Zee Cafe, Ten Action, Ten Cricket, Zee News, Aaj Tak, BBC, Sony Mix, Masti, Zee Marathi, Zee Tamil and Zee Telugu are also included in the package.
‘DishOnline is a unique service for all those valued subscribers who want to keep in touch with their favourite shows and programmes even when on the move. This initiative will translate into huge competitive advantage for Dish TV as it is the only service provider in the cable TV and DTH industry to offer this one-of-a-kind facility,’ said RC Venkateish, CEO, Dish TV India.”
Currently competing with the likes of BoxTV, Times Internet’s online streaming service, and Multi Screen Media’s SonyLIV, DishOnline also looks to clip off the competition with online video player services along the likes of StarSports.com from ESPN-STAR, DigiVive’s NexGTv and Spuul.com.
But the lineup of challengers doesn’t just stop there. Afaqs.com also notes that “DishOnline also sees competition from video on demand services of Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV. Video on demand services on DTH platforms allow customers to connect their set top boxes (STB) to their broadband connection and download TV content from a video library.”