Direct to Home (DTH) television was launched in India by Dish TV in 2000 and DD Free Dish was the first free DTH service provider in India. Today, India has the largest DTH market in the world and satellites by ISRO are currently in use by Indian DTH service providers.
DishTV India is the Indian DTH television service company and India’s most trusted DTH brand. In November 2016, Dish TV was merge with Videocon d2h and become the largest DTH provider in India.
Videocon D2H is now part of Dish TV India, offers services to commercial and residential customers and the largest DTH service provider in the country after merger with Dish TV.
Airtel digital TV owned and operated by Bharti Airtel, launched in October 2008 and one of the largest Indian direct-broadcast satellite service provider.
Tata Sky is the joint venture between the Tata Group and Walt Disney Company, first Indian DTH operator to offer 4K set-top-boxes also the first Indian DTH service provider to be awarded ISO.
Independent TV was known as Reliance Big TV is another popular DTH television operator, owned by Reliance Communications. The Pantel Technologies & Veecon Media rebrand the company as Independent TV.
DD Free Dish or DD Direct Plus owned and operated by Doordarshan and one of the two divisions of Prasar Bharati, India’s largest public broadcasting agency. DD Direct Plus is India’s only free DTH service provider and reach of approximately 30 million users.
Sun Direct service provider has over 6.2 million active subscribers and also first to provide high-definition television services in India. The Indian mass media company Sun TV Network is a part of Sun Group and also owned Hyderabad-based IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Zing Digital is a subsidiary of Dish TV India and currently operates in Kerala, West Bengal and Odisha states of India with regional language and local packs.