US satellite pay-TV provider DISH has announced the addition of Asianet, Asianet Plus, Asianet News and Asianet Movies to its lineup. DISH’s broadcast of Asianet Movies marks the US premiere of the Malayalam film channel.
DISH offers international programming with more than 280 ethnic channels in 29 languages.
Commenting on the launch, K Madhavan, Managing Director, Asianet Communications said, “When Asianet entered the US market in 2003, our overarching goal was to expand the presence of our special programming. Partnering with DISH to launch the Asianet channels allows us to realise this dream of providing yet another addition to the lineup of Malayalam content in the US.”
Sruta Vootukuru, Director of International Programming at DISH added here, “DISH has long offered an impressive South Asian channel lineup, and we are dedicated to the consistent pursuit of the best news and entertainment tailored to a variety of language groups.”
The Malayalam Asianet programming package is now available to customers for $24.99 per month. Effective June 20, all Malayalam Mega Pack or Surya a la carte customers will be eligible to subscribe to Asianet as an add-on package for a monthly price of $15.