Hong Kong – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) announced that Dish TV India Limited, part of the Zee Group, will be utilising four 54 MHz Ku-band transponders on AsiaSat 5 to enhance its HD and SD Direct-to-Home (DTH) offerings in India. Dish TV is the largest DTH operator in India and serves over 9.5 million subscribers with an expanding bouquet of some 270 channels and services. Additional transponder capacity on AsiaSat 5 will enable Dish TV to significantly increase its DTH offerings to more than 30 HD and 320 SD channels.