Dish TV provides live TV on Rajasthan’s luxury trains

MUMBAI: In a first of its kind move, Dish TV has introduced ‘Live TV’ on two luxury trains - Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels.

The direct-to-home company has reached an agreement with Rajasthan Tourism Development Corp Ltd (RTDC) for the same.

RTDC GM Pramod Sharma said, “We are pleased to join hands with Dish TV to bring Live TV entertainment on our two prestigious luxury trains – Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. 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 Dish TV’s technological prowess in providing this innovative facility on our trains”.
Dish TV COO Salil Kapoor added, “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. 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”.

To bring Live TV on a moving train, Dish TV has installed a special antenna which auto tracks the satellite at all times.  
“Before proposing our mobile train technology for these 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,” Kapoor added.

With this service, tourists can enjoy 110 satellite channels including business news, current affairs, sitcoms, live sporting action, Hollywood and Bollywood blockbusters, music, travel and lifestyle.

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