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d2h (Formerly Videocon d2h) is an Indian direct broadcast satellite service provider owned by Dish TV. As of December 31, 2017, d2h has a market share of 19% among the pay DTH operators.[5] Dish TV India and d2h merger has been concluded, which had created the largest DTH service provider in the country with a subscriber base of about 29 million at the time of merger.[6][7]

FormerlyVideocon d2h (2009–2018)
TypeSubsidiary of Dish TV
VDTH on NASDAQ previously
IndustrySatellite television
FoundedJune 2009[1]
FounderSaurabh Dhoot[2]
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Area served
Key people
  • Anil Kumar Dua (CEO)[3]
  • Saurabh Dhoot (Chairman)[4]
Productssatellite pay television, pay-per-view, streaming television
OwnerDish TV

Technical informationEdit

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$2.2 billion). The merged entity will be called Dish TV Videocon Limited.[8] Dish TV will hold a 55.4% stake in the merged entity, while Videocon d2h will own the remaining shares.[9][7][10]

The merger was approved by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on 10 May 2017,[11][12] and by the National Company Law Tribunal on 27 July 2017.[10][13] 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.[14] In February 2018, Dish TV announced that it intended to go through with the merger.[15]

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.[7] 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).[16]


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  2. ^ d2h, Videocon. "Registration Statement under the securities act 1933 Videocon d2h Ltd".
  3. ^ "Dish TV India ropes in marketing heavyweight Anil Dua as group CEO". indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  4. ^ d2h, Videocon. "Videocon d2h Names Saurabh Dhoot Executive Chairman". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Performance Indicators Reports". Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Dish TV India, Videocon d2h merger completed". economictimes.indiatimes.com. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Dish TV plans to continue with Videocon D2H brand – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  8. ^ Bansal, Shuchi (29 March 2018). "Videocon-DishTV merger set to enjoy benefits of scale". www.livemint.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Dish TV, Videocon d2h become one entity". @businessline. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  10. ^ a b "NCLT approves Dish TV-Videocon D2h merger, to have subscriber base of 27 mn". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  11. ^ Ahluwalia, Harveen (10 May 2017). "Dish TV and Videocon d2h merger gets CCI approval". www.livemint.com/. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  12. ^ "CCI approves Dish TV-Videocon merger". The Economic Times. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Govt. approves Dish TV merger with Videocond2h". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 16 December 2017. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 29 December 2017.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  14. ^ Dhanjal, Swaraj Singh (12 January 2018). "Videocon-Dish TV merger may get affected by insolvency case against Videocon Industries". www.livemint.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Zee's Dish TV to go ahead with Videocon D2H merger". Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Dish TV India, Videocon d2h merger completed". The Economic Times. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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