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Dish TV India Wrap-Up Its First Ever Hackathon - Team Git Init From DTU Won This 30Hrs. Marathon

Mr. Anil Dua, Group CEO and Mr. Sukhpreet Singh, Corp Head-Marketing, Dish TV India
with winner team Git Init during Dish-a-thon grand finale in Gurugram

-Grand Finale Of  Media & Entertainment And Broadcasting Industry Is Over

-Unique products and solutions designed by talented teams for greater customer experience

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.

Delighted At the Grand Finale, Mr. Sukhpreet Singh, Corporate Head – Marketing, Dish TV India, said, “As an industry-first initiative, Dish-a-thon accomplished wide scale and depth while encouraging the nation’s brightest minds to innovate and drive digital transformation in DTH industry. The grand finale, beaming with the enthusiasm of participants, was a fitting culmination to a successful competition sowing the seeds for future disruptions in the industry.”

Dish-a-thon was open for individual team of developers and startups. Dish TV, along with IncubateIND, shortlisted more than 30 teams for the 30-hour open-format grand finale. During the grand finale, participants got an opportunity to interact with industry experts and work with mentors to co-create and co-develop. The winners were recognized through certifications and cash rewards and also stand a chance to start a strategic engagement with DishTV. Before this, the first grand finale took place in Bangalore on June 16 & 17, 2018 with Team CoDish from Hyderabad claiming the title. 

For further details, please visit dish-a-thon

India, June 25, 2018

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