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Dish TV’s mobile-first Watcho embraces Broadpeak

Six years since startling the country by becoming the first DTH player to launch an OTT video service, Indian colossus Dish TV has unveiled a much-needed refresh with a new streaming venture called Watcho. CDN specialist Broadpeak has been recruited for the task – signaling a significant upgrade from the legacy Zee-Siemens technology powering the TV Everywhere offering. Dish TV is installing Broadpeak’s BkM100 video delivery mediator and BkS350 origin and packaging server, supporting Watcho’s initial 100 live channels complemented with a few thousand hours of on-demand content described as “snackable” – suggesting mostly short-form. Watcho will deliver to Android and iOS devices only, underscoring India’s booming mobile-first video streaming market. It will be interesting to see if Dish TV…

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