Direct to Home (DTH) operator Dish TV India Limited on Tuesday announced the launch of the second edition of the hackathon ‘Dish-a-thon 2020’ with a promise to make it better and bigger. The 48 hours long unique hackathon aims to invite disruptive ideas with the participation of young innovators/disruptors/startups/students/developers across India.
Dish TV had earlier in 2018 organised M&E/broadcasting industry’s first hackathon which received overwhelming response in Bangalore and Delhi NCR.
The registration for Dish-a-thon 2020 is open and the last day to submit entries is May 30th, 2020. The hackathon this time around will be organised through virtual event and participants will be allowed to present their solutions through a webinar.
It is open for individual teams of developers and startups. Dish TV and IncubateIND will shortlist 40 teams for a 48-hour open-format grand finale, which will be a combination of the virtual events between 12-14 June 2020. Participants will get the opportunity to interact with industry experts and work with mentors to co-create and co-develop new solutions and technology. The winners will get recognization through certifications and cash rewards with a chance to start a strategic engagement with Dish TV.
“The amazing response and innovative ideas received during Dish-a-thon 2018 gave us the motivation to organize Dish-a-thon 2020 in a bigger avatar. We, at Dish TV with our DTH brands Dish/d2h and our new OTT brand Watcho, always look at ways to enhance the content consumption experience for our customers and technology plays a huge role in it. The first Dish-a-thon had garnered huge participation and a lot of praise from the M&E/broadcasting industry owing to its unique format and approach, providing a platform to the young and promising techies. This year, with the change in format from on-ground to online, I am sure the competition will be tougher, taking the fun and frenzy even higher.”
Mr. Anil Dua, Executive Director & Group CEO, Dish TV India Limited
Speaking on the initiative Mr. Sukhpreet Singh, Corporate Head – Marketing, DishTV & Watcho, Dish TV India Limited, said, “We are excited and proud to bring the second season of Dish-a-thon 2020. Our commitment to promote innovation and provide a platform to emerging talent continues with second season Dish-a-thon. To enhance TV viewing experience and drive digital transformation, Dish-a-thon 2020 will not only be cognizant of today’s technological advancement, but also ignite imagination and creativity to come up with some interesting futuristic ideas for M&E/ broadcasting industry. Like previous season, we look forward to receiving overwhelming response this time too.”