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FormerlyVideocon d2h (2009-2018)
TypeSubsidiary of Dish TV & Videocon D2h Limited (previously Bharat Business Channel Limited)
VDTH on NASDAQ previously
IndustrySatellite television
FateMerged into Dish TV
FoundedJune 2009[1]
FounderSaurabh Dhoot
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Area served
Key people
Anil Kumar Dua, CEO[2]
Productssatellite pay television, pay-per-view, streaming television
OwnerDish TV (55%)
Videocon (45%)
Number of employees
Vishu Jaiswal

d2h is an Indian direct broadcast satellite service provider owned by Dish TV and Videocon. As of December 31, 2017, d2h has a market share of 19% among the pay DTH operators.[3] Dish TV India and d2h merger has been concluded, which has created the largest DTH service provider in the country with a subscriber base of about 29 million.[4][5]

Technical information

d2h has 10,540 MHz transponders on Satellite ST-2. d2h is aligned at 88° East on the Clarke Belt. d2h uses MPEG-4 technology, which permits high compression for video and DVB-S2 technology, which allows more efficient transmission of satellite signals. It uses H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10, Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC) with DVB S2 digital compression technology, transmitting using ST-2 satellite.


On 11 November 2016, the Board of Directors of Videocon d2h and Dish TV agreed to an all-stock merger of their DTH operations. The merger has created the largest DTH provider in India with a total valuation of 17,000 crore (US$2.4 billion). The merged entity will be called Dish TV Videocon Limited.[6] Dish TV will hold a 55.4% stake in the merged entity, while Videocon d2h will own the remaining shares.[7][5][8]

The merger was approved by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on 10 May 2017,[9][10] and by the National Company Law Tribunal on 27 July 2017.[8][11] The merger faced uncertainty in January 2018, when Dish TV announced that it was re-evaluating the merger after some of the Videocon Group's lenders petitioned the National Company Law Tribunal to open insolvency proceedings against the company.[12] In February 2018, Dish TV announced that it intended to go through with the merger.[13]

The amalgamation was officially completed on 22 March 2018. The merger made the new combined entity the largest DTH provider in India with around 29 million active subscribers.[5] Dish TV and Videocon d2h reported separate revenue numbers in FY2017. The combined total revenue of the two firms was 8,077 crore (US$1.1 billion).[14]


  1. ^ "About Us". videocon d2h. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Dish TV India ropes in marketing heavyweight Anil Dua as group CEO". Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Performance Indicators Reports". Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Dish TV India, Videocon d2h merger completed". 22 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Dish TV plans to continue with Videocon D2H brand - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  6. ^ Bansal, Shuchi (29 March 2018). "Videocon-DishTV merger set to enjoy benefits of scale". Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Dish TV, Videocon d2h become one entity". @businessline. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b India, Press Trust of (27 July 2017). "NCLT approves Dish TV-Videocon D2h merger, to have subscriber base of 27 mn". Business Standard India. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  9. ^ Ahluwalia, Harveen (10 May 2017). "Dish TV and Videocon d2h merger gets CCI approval". Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  10. ^ "CCI approves Dish TV-Videocon merger". The Economic Times. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Govt. approves Dish TV merger with Videocond2h". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 16 December 2017. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 29 December 2017.CS1 maint: others (link)
  12. ^ Dhanjal, Swaraj Singh (12 January 2018). "Videocon-Dish TV merger may get affected by insolvency case against Videocon Industries". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Zee's Dish TV to go ahead with Videocon D2H merger". Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Dish TV India, Videocon d2h merger completed". The Economic Times. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

External[1] links

  1. ^ d2h, Videocon. "Videocon d2h Names Saurabh Dhoot Executive Chairman". Retrieved 31 July 2020.
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