NewsX will now be available on DishTV’s DTH platform from April 14. NewsX claims to be the first HDTV-ready premier English news channel. With this, the channel would reach additional 3 million-plus homes of DishTV subscribers.
Jawahar Goel, Managing Director, DishTV, and Additional Vice Chairman, Essel Group, said, “It gives us extreme pleasure to announce this coveted alliance. As India’s No. 1 DTH service provider, DishTV has always been leading from the front and providing the best in entertainment to its subscribers. With the addition of NewX, DishTV has further enhanced its content basket that stands strengthened to an unmatched 185 channels, by far the largest in the industry today. All major new channels in English, Hindi and even regional languages are available to the DishTV subscriber base, which currently stands over 3 million and growing at a fast pace of nearly 1 lakh new subscribers per month.”
Indrani Mukerjea, Chairperson, INX News, said, “NewsX aims to provide viewers in India and overseas with a world-class product, which is analytical, in-depth and unbiased, striving to deliver ‘Clarity in a Complex World’. We are confident that the discerning viewers of DishTV would respond well to NewsX.”
Arup Ghosh, Head of Newsroom at NewsX, said, “NewsX goes beyond the ordinary and obvious, offering a choice with focused, intelligent programming to people who appreciate quality and demand well researched and thought-provoking news. I am confident it would be well received by the discerning and quality-conscious DTH subscribers nationwide.”
NewsX claims to be India’s only 24-hour news channel which would provide HDTV-ready pictures from each of their 14 bureaus across India, and aims to provide world class news content. It is also the first news channel in the Asia Pacific region to use high definition cameras on the road, offering better looking footage with sharper image quality. MPEG-4 (instead of the conventional MPEG-2) encoding gets the picture directly to the viewer at the highest speed in the shortest time. The entire facility is designed and constructed to lead the way in HD news production in India.