Dish TV’s Sri Lanka arm gets licence approval

MUMBAI: Dish TV has finally received the nod from the government of Sri Lanka to commence operations for its Sri Lanka unit.

The DTH operator in a statement to the BSE has said ‘Dish TV India Ltd has informed BSE that Dish TV Lanka (Private) Limited, the Company's Subsidiary Company in Sri Lanka, has been granted the 'Satellite Television Broadcasting License' (DTH License) by the Government of Sri Lanka to establish, operate and maintain Satellite Television Network for the purpose of Digital Television Satellite Broadcasting.’

Speaking to indiantelevision.com, Dish TV COO Salil Kapoor says, “We are pleased that we have been issued the DTH license by government of Sri Lanka to operate DTH services in the country, which we are working on for last couple of months. Now the focus will be on building up the ground opportunities”.

Dish TV has been awaiting the licence clearance for quite some time. The company has expressed its intent to invest close to Rs 100 crore in the JV with Satnet.

It has also bought extra transponder space on SES 8 that was launched in December last year.


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