Dish TV ties up with Railways for live TV

New Delhi, Apr 21 (PTI) For those bored during long train journeys, DTH major Dish TV today unveiled its new offering that will enable passengers to watch live television while on board.

Dish TV has partnered with the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corp (RTDC) to set up television screens on two iconic luxury trains, the Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels.

“Airlines have their in-flight entertainment systems, but the content is pre-recorded. The passengers on board these trains will now have access to live television, be it sports, news or soap operas,” Dish TV Chief Operating Officer Salil Kapoor told reporters here.

“We are in discussions with the Railways and RTDC for extending the offering to every seat, for easy viewing by each passenger. This could also be extended to other trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhanis,” he added.