Dish TV India concludes Grand Finale & Broadcasting industry’s first ever Hackathon
India, June 25, 2018: Dish TV India Limited, world’s largest single-country DTH Company, held the 30-hour Grand Finale of India’s first and largest M&E and Broadcasting industry hackathon ‘Dish-a-thon’ on June 23-24 2018 at CoWrks, Gurugram. 30 plus teams competed in a thrilling battle of innovation, creativity and technical skills for over two days to resolve challenges and come up with constructive solutions to advance digital transformation for great customer experience. This also included a grueling round of live demo and Q&A session with judges from Dish TV India. Team Git Init from DTU claimed the top position with Teams Voicebox and Zodiac finishing as the first and second Runners up, respectively.
The winning teams created solutions like easy accessibility of DTH without using a remote, foolproof ready-to-use lead management system and AI enabled video commerce platform prototype. Dish-a-thon, powered by IncubateIND, was a unique hackathon aimed at inviting disruptive ideas covering path-breaking technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Big Data and witnessed spectacular participation of more than 1000 talented teams of young innovators, startups, students, developers, designers and data scientists across India.
Gracing the finale with his presence, Mr. Anil Dua, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dish TV India, said, “We received overwhelming response from all over India and we are thrilled with the success of Dish-a-thon. The innovative solutions designed by the top teams are pointers to the direction that technological advancements in Media & Entertainment industry will take. We are excited with the grand finish to our industry-first initiative and will work on these innovative ideas to turn them into revolutionary real-world solutions for the benefit of customers and the industry, as a whole.”
Talking about the solutions created during Dish-a-thon, Mr. V K Gupta, Chief Technical Officer, Dish TV India, said, “We are delighted to see participation from designers, developers, professionals, students and wizards from all over the country to create the future of M&E and Broadcasting industry. The teams used diverse themes in addition to their own disruptive ideas. These critical solutions based on absolute creativity will definitely have a wide impact on the entire industry and help us in further transforming and upgrading the television viewing experience for our customers.”