Zee in talks with ProtoStar to build Agrani satellite

The Zee group-promoted ASC Enterprises is now in talks with US firm ProtoStar to design and build a dedicated satellite that will beam programmes to its direct-to-home subscribers in India. ASC owns the Dish TV brand and has 1.7 million subscribers.
ASC was in the “early stages of finalising a deal” with ProtoStar, a satellite-maker to develop a satellite named Agrani, said its director (corporate), Amitabh Kumar. “Launch of Agrani is very much on the cards. It is still in the planning stage and ProtoStar is one of the options,” he said.

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