Dish TV India has announced it has shifted the production of its set-top boxes (STBs) to India. The company says this demonstrates its commitment to the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. Dish TV India also shared through a press release that the first consignment of set-top-boxes made in India is able and is being shipped to the market. The company also announced that it plans on moving 50 percent of its production to India by first quarter of next year.
“We are thrilled to sign up for the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and localise the manufacturing of set-top boxes and other key accessories in India only. This announcement reiterates our pioneering position inside the DTH industry as we aim to further expand our trade operations and develop products that match the intrinsic needs of our customers,” said Jawahar Goel, chairman and managing director at Dish TV India in a remark.
The company plans on shifting 50 percent of its STB production to India by the first quarter of 2021. For now, the first lot of STBs made in India have starting shipping to the market. Dish TV India also revealed that it plans to begin manufacturing major components of the STB in addition to its accessories in India. To take this forward, the company has started procuring the power adaptors from Indian manufacturers with the intention to make the cabinet inside the country, soon.
Further, the company is in talks with remote regulate manufacturers in India as mannered. It hopes to scale manufacturing in the country. It also aims to enable industry revival by bringing the production of its hardware to India.
Dish TV India operates D2h, Zing, and Dish TV brands, and back in June, it removed lock-in periods that were relevant on channel bouquets, free-to-air (FTA) channel packs, and individual channels. This means subscribers will be capable to make changes to their packages, be it removing individual channels or FTA channel packs, with no need to wait for any lock-in period.
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