Asianet Channels Shifting To Dish Network In US
DISH Premieres Asianet Movies to U.S. audiences
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June XX, 2013 – DISH, one of the nation’s leading pay-TV providers, today announced the launch of Asianet, Asianet Plus, Asianet News and Asianet Movies to its lineup. As the U.S. leader in international programming with more than 280 ethnic channels in 29 languages, DISH is the exclusive satellite pay-TV platform to offer this leading Malayalam-language content. Additionally, DISH’s broadcast of Asianet Movies marks the U.S. premiere of this popular Malayalam film channel.
“We are pleased to exclusively offer this programming on satellite and proud to debut Asianet Movies for the first time in the U.S.,” said Sruta Vootukuru, director of international programming at DISH. “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.”
Commenting on the launch, Managing Director of ASIANET COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED, K Madhavan stated, “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 realize this dream of providing yet another incredible addition to the lineup of Malayalam content in the United States”.
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. Asianet channel descriptions are listed below.
Asianet (channel 784) is the leading Malayalam-language general entertainment channel with a wide variety of popular family, teen and children’s programming, including movies, music, soaps, reality and talk shows.
Asianet Plus (channel 785) features entertaining movies, reality shows and music programming for the whole family.
Asianet News (channel 787) is the top Malayalam news channel, with a strong team of experienced journalists and an extensive network of news bureaus. As one of the oldest news channels in India, Asianet News stands tall amid the clutter of Kerala news stations as the most trusted source for timely information.
Asianet Movies (channel 788) is a new and only 24-hour channel devoted to showcasing Malayalam movies.