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Dish TV plans another OTT app; Results post Videocon d2h merger

Dish TV is planning to launch a "fully integrated OTT service enable time-shift as well as live TV viewing of television content by Dish TV subscribers while on the go." This is a bit odd, because the Zee group, which is the promoter group of Dish TV, also has Zee5 as a streaming (OTT) service. In any case, Dish TV had launched a streaming app almost five years ago, called Dish Online. That app is no longer online, and Dish TV Group CEO Anil Dua told Television Post that the company "will be tying up on the content side and providing specialised content which will be available only on this platform.” MediaNama's Take: Frankly, we don't understand the need for yet another streaming app, unless it is to show shareholders that the company still has a streaming play. At some point in time, the worlds of Dish TV and Zee5 are going to collide, and as carriage shifts to broadband, either Zee5 or Dish TV shall cease to exist because they will be mirrors of each other, barring some original content. One of the two is just biding its time. Which one will the Zee group back? Q4-FY18 Results Direct-to-home (DTH) operator Dish TV has published results following the merger of Videocon D2H into the company. While results are not directly comparable, here are some data points to look at: Subscriber base: the combined entity now has a subscriber base of 23 million, and a marketshare of 37%; prior to…

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