Press Releases2015

Jan 28, 2015
Dish TV launches Zing Digital - a customized Tamil DTH brand to cater to the unique needs of Tamil viewers

  • After successful launch in seven states, Zing enters TN
  • Digital quality picture at cable price
  • Switching to DTH is now easy at only INR 1099, lowest entry price and recharge plan compared to any other competitor
  • Better service with empowered local dealers for instant customers issue resolution/ satisfaction

Dish TV, Asia's largest direct-to-home service provider, has always been a frontrunner in development with its path-breaking innovative initiatives. In 2003, when Dish TV, launched India's first DTH service, not many people were aware about this technology and how it would change their lives completely. Now, a decade later, Dish TV today has again announced the launch of "Zing", an exciting New Brand which has been specially conceptualized and customized keeping in mind the preferences of its Tamil viewers that are moving over to the digital platform.

The TV viewing needs of Tamil viewers are very different as compared to the rest of India. No other DTH player till now has been able to cater to these unique needs in a 360 degree manner, bringing the truly local, state specific and even language specific touch to make it a truly memorable viewing experience. 

Zing, the second brand from the house of DishTV, has been formulated, after much deliberation and market study. Our inferences threw up the key channels that this region consumes and that has been the center of our strategy. The core philosophy of  the  brand is the regional language entertainment (Tamil in this case), unlike Hindi or English, which is standard among all other brands, thus, making it truly custom made brand for each region.

After successfully launching Zing in seven states across India, we have now launched Zing in TN, which is our gift to Tamil viewers, offering 49 Tamil channels and services (Depending on the pack). Over all 145+ channels at an unbelievable price of Rs.99 per month in base pack are available, making it available at almost the same price as the cable. Our offerings are not limited to providing regional channels only, the customer will also be provided with a dedicated Tamil speaking call center and local dealers will be empowered to solve all their issues, thus making it a seamless service.

Mr. Salil Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer, Dish TV India added,
"Our consumer demographic study has indicated that large segment of TV viewers from Tier 2-3 cities prefer regional content. Zing will address this need very efficiently and provide maximum available regional content (49 Tamil Channels and Services) to viewers through its exciting packs as compared to other DTH brands."

"Zing is our unique initiative where a complete new brand is being launched to address this need for regional content. Now, not only will packages cater to specific audiences across states, but even communication will be in the customer's language of choice."

Zing offers 4 packages:

Name of the pack

Unique offering

Priced at (Rs per month)



DD + South FTA channels (Will have 20 tamil channels)

99 (including taxes)


Vanakkam+Tamil Brahmandam

Take Rs.40 a-la-carte to complete tamil entertainment

139 (including taxes)



Hindi + English Movies + Sports + Others

220 (including taxes)




Complete Hindi + English GEC + Lifestyle

350 (including taxes)

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