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Nepal’s Dish Media hits 200,000 DTH subscribers

Over 200,000 customers have signed up to receive direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV from Nepal’s Dish Media Network since it launched in 2010, reports.

According to the company, after an initial investment of one billion Nepalese rupees, three billion more have now been spent on expanding Dish Media Network’s service.

Last year, its platform Dish Nepal DTH merged with Home TV to create Dish Home, which now provides around 70 channels to subscribers in the often remote communities of mountainous Nepal. Popular South Asian programming from Star TV, Sony Entertainment Television, Viacom’s Colors, Zee TV, UTV and Ten Sports is joined with Western stalwarts such as BBC, Discovery Channel, Cartoon Network and CNN.

The company is now run by president Kailash Sirohiya, one of Dish Media Network’s founders, and chief executive officer Rabindra Man Shrestha.