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Dish TV India announces second edition of hackathon with ‘Dish-a-thon 2020’

The 48-hour-long hackathon is aimed at inviting disruptive ideas with participation of young innovators/disruptors/ startups/students/ developers across India. Dish TV India organised M&E/ broadcasting industry’s first hackathon in 2018

After the success of M&E Industry’s first ever hackathon, DTH company Dish TV India is all set to hold the second season of hackathon ‘Dish-a-thon 2020’.

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The unique, 48-hour-long hackathon is aimed at inviting disruptive ideas with participation of young innovators/disruptors/ startups/students/ developers across India. Dish TV India organised M&E/ broadcasting industry’s first hackathon in 2018, which received overwhelming response in Bangalore and Delhi-NCR.

Registration is currently open for Dish-a-thon 2020 and the last day to submit entries is May 30. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of participants amid Covid-19, Dish-a-thon 2020 will be conducted through virtual event and participants will be allowed to present their solutions through video/webinar.

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Anil Dua, Executive Director & Group CEO, Dish TV India Limited, said, “The amazing response and innovative ideas received during Dish-a-thon 2018 gave us the motivation to organise 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.”

Speaking on the initiative, Sukhpreet Singh, Corporate Head, Marketing, DishTV and 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 the second season of Dish-a-thon. To enhance TV viewing experience and drive digital transformation, Dish-a-thon 2020 will not only be cognisant 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.”

Dish-a-thon 2020 is open for individual team of developers and startups. DishTV and IncubateIND will shortlist 40 teams for a 48-hour open-format grand finale, which will be a combination of virtual event between June 12 and 14. During the event, participants will get an opportunity to interact with industry experts and work with mentors to co-create and co-develop new solution and technology. The winners will be recognised through certifications and cash rewards and will also stand a chance to start a strategic engagement with DishTV. 

For further details visit: dish-a-thon 

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https://incubateind.com/dishathon2020/

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