The privately owned pioneer Direct-to-Home (DTH) service provider company, DishHome (Dish Media Network Pvt. Ltd.) is going public. Recently the company has received a certificate from Office of Company Registrar, claiming that now it is a public company. With this now the company is planning to offer the Initial Public Offering (IPO) for the general public within 8 to 12 months. With the capital collected from the general public, the company is planning to improve its market share and import the latest technology for better service.
In the recent time, Securities Board of Nepal (SEBON) has been encouraging the real sector to enter into the capital market of the country. This could be the reason of Dish Home being public.
Before, becoming Dish Home, there used to be a couple of DTH company- Dish Nepal and Home TV. Later on, to create the monopoly in the market, they merged with each other. However, the Dish Home is not so successful in the city areas. Other competitors like Clear TV, Net TV, etc. are giving the tough competition to the Dish Home. Still, it is the best choice for television in the context of Nepal’s geographical difficulty, like in Hills and Mountains.
Currently, the company is offering total 135 channels, among them, 33 channels are available in HD and remaining in SD.
Talking about the service, it is satisfactory but, there is a greater chance that you might have to watch the advertisement when you switch between the channels, which is irritating.