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Dish-a-Thon - 30 Hours Hackathon: Invites Tech Enthusiasts

Prizes worth Rs. 2 lakhs & job opportunities up for grabs

New Delhi, India, June 01, 2018 --( IncubateIND has partnered with Dish TV India Limited, the world's largest single country DTH company, to organize the M&E/Broadcast industry's first ever hackathon "Dish-a-thon" for tech passionate enthusiasts and innovators. The hackathon invites young tech fanatics across India to develop unique products and create impactful solutions to advance digital transformation for great customer experience.

The Hackathon finale will be held in Bengaluru on 16th-17th June and in New Delhi on 23rd-24th June at CoWrks, India's only large format co-working space provider. Dish-a-thon is aimed at finding solutions across diverse themes in a non-stop 30-hour open-format focusing on areas such as:

1. Prospective Lead Management System
2. Big Data Management System
3. OTT - User Generated Content Moderation
4. Video Commerce
5. Video based discovery
6. TV Sound Waves Capturing Technology Within STB / Mobile App

Dish TV is curating interesting challenges testing the technical and business skills of the participants to compete for the prize money. The 3 winning teams in New Delhi and Bengaluru will get a cash prize worth Rs. 50000, Rs. 30000 & Rs. 20000 each including potential job & business opportunities with Dish TV.

Speaking on this unique initiative, Mr. Sukhpreet Singh, Corporate Head - Marketing, Dish TV India Limited, said, "Dish-a-thon is an industry's first initiative and we have received a great initial response with over 100+ entries in a short period of time. We, at Dish TV are sure that it will bring the best solution for M&E/Broadcast industry with large participation from young disruptive and innovative minds. The Dish-a-thon aims to provide a platform to innovators to enhance the present TV viewing experience and also to sow the seeds for future disruptions in the industry."

Speaking on the partnership, Samkit Sharma, co-founder of IncubateIND said, "Innovation is the lifeblood of Dish TV and we at IncubateIND, live and die by ideas, and this hackathon will provide the perfect environment for the best and brightest to explore new ideas."

Punit Jain, Co-Founder - IncubateIND added, "Dish TV has always been very innovative and with Dish-a-thon, our aim is provide Dish TV with ideas that come from the future tech leaders of the country and which eventually can see the day of light."

Dish-a-thon is open for the individual teams as well as startups. DishTV along with IncubateIND will be shortlisting 25 teams for a 30-hour open-format grand finale, which will be organized in Bangalore and Delhi. During the event, participants will get an opportunity to interact with industry experts and work with mentors to co-create and co-develop innovative solutions for M&E/Broadcast industry.

The registration process currently is live on the website:

About IncubateIND

IncubateIND is India's premiere Hackathon & Skills company. Started in 2017, IncubateIND led by the founder duo of Punit Jain and Samkit Sharma has been at the forefront of bringing together the tech community on a single platform. The IncubateIND hackathons not only have resulted in products being developed or ideas being generated, it has generated job and placement opportunities for deserving candidates from the corporate brands like Vistara, HCL, etc.

About Dish TV India Limited

Dish TV is India's biggest and amongst the world's largest (single country) direct-to-home (DTH) Company with a subscriber base of more than 29 million. The Company is part of the Essel Group, an Indian multinational business conglomerate having diverse business presence across Media, Entertainment, Packaging, Infrastructure, Education, Precious Metals, Finance and Technology sectors. Dish TV has on its platform more than 655 channels & services including 40 audio channels and 70 HD channels & services. Dish TV leverages multiple satellite platforms including NSS-6, Asiasat-5, SES-8, GSAT-15 and ST-2 and has a bandwidth capacity of 1422 MHz, the largest held by any DTH player in the country. The Company has a vast distribution network of over 4,000 distributors & around 400,000 dealers that span across 9,450 towns in the country. Dish TV is connected with its pan-India customer base through call-centres that are spread across 22 cities and are equipped to handle customer queries 24X7 in 12 different languages. For more information on the Company, please visit
Contact Information
Samkit Sharma
CSKM Educational Complex, Satbari
Chattarpur, Ansal Villas, New Delhi
Delhi - 110074

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