ShortsTV Launched on Dish TV, d2h and Airtel Digital TV

This service started in India in 2018 exclusively on Tata Sky, it has been one of the fastest-growing in its first year of operations in India.

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ShortsTV, a leading next-generation content platform delivering Ad-Free, high-quality, short-form content to global audiences, is now available on India’s all major DTH platforms after launching new partnerships with Dish TV, d2h and Airtel Digital TV.

This service started in India in 2018 exclusively on Tata Sky, it has been one of the fastest-growing in its first year of operations in India. With these new partnerships, ShortsTV is now expanding its reach in India to over 60 million households, representing 85% of the country’s satellite TV market.

The ShortsTV service is now available without ads on Dish TV and d2h as ‘ShortsTV Active’ at channel number 135 and on Airtel Digital TV as ‘Airtel ShortsTV’ at channel number 259. It will continue to be available to Tata Sky subscribers on channel 112 in HD and 113 in SD as ‘Tata Sky ShortsTV’.

ShortsTV said that they are pioneering a new type of entertainment in India which includes the highest quality, entertaining movies from leading Indian and international talent in short form and this made them stand apart from others.

ShortsTV has a growing catalogue of more than 10,000 Indian and international short movies which includes award-winners from all the biggest international award franchises like Oscars, BAFTAs and Cannes, and the biggest Hollywood and Bollywood stars: Benedict Cumberbatch to Jackie Shroff and Judi Dench to Radhika Apte.  

Furthermore, the ShortsTV India catalogue brings the best of Indian short films from our partners, including Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films, Terribly Tiny Tales, Whistling Woods and Humara Movies.

Commenting on ShortsTV’s growth in India, Mr. Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive of ShortsTV, said,

“We are thrilled to bring the world’s best short entertainment to 60 million households across India.  We are pleased to welcome Dish TV, d2h and Airtel Digital TV as new partners alongside Tata Sky, our existing partner. This completes a fantastic first year for ShortsTV and for our audiences across India, for whom we are so very grateful.”

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Anil Dua, Executive Director & Group CEO, Dish TV India Limited, said,

“We are delighted to launch the unique short content service ‘ShortsTV Active’ which will offer award-winning & international short movies on DishTV & d2h platforms. We, at Dish TV, have always aimed at continuously bringing new engaging content for our audiences. Going further on that route, we have partnered with ShortsTV to offer this unique value added service. This service is meant for the segment of our viewer base that prefers to consume entertainment in small format. We hope to continue on our path to provide the best of entertainment to our customers.”

Spokesperson from Bharti Airtel said,

“As a customer obsessed brand, we are always looking for innovative ways to delight our customers. With this in mind, we are constantly adding specially curated content to our wide range of offerings to fulfil the unique preference of our customers. Airtel ShortsTV is the latest addition to our portfolio which will enable our discerning customers to enjoy popular short films from around the world 24X7 on our ad-free channel.”

DreamDTH was first to report addition of Shorts TV service channels on Airtel, d2h and Dish TV.

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Abhinav is the Editor-in-Chief at DreamDTH with over 5 years of experience in covering industry developments. He is passionate about staying appraised of the latest developments in the industry and bringing forth their shortcomings. Specializing in DTH, television, broadcasting, and the entertainment sector, Abhinav is dedicated to exploring the happenings in these dynamic fields. Outside of work, he indulges in podcasts and audiobooks and enjoys unwinding with light-hearted, sci-fi, and thriller shows.

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