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Dish TV's Watcho registers 45 million users in India

The OTT platform brings original and snackable video content across genres and formats.

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Mumbai: Dish TV’s India’s OTT platform Watcho has achieved a 45 million cumulative user base in India, the company said in a statement. Launched in 2019 with the brand proposition of ‘Fun Fatafat,’ Watcho brings original and on-the-go snackable video content across genres and formats (including live TV) to its viewers.

The platform currently provides over 35 original shows, 300 exclusive plays, and 100 live channels in Hindi, Kannada and Telugu.

So as to recognise and reward the emerging talent pool across the country, Watcho allows users to create and showcase their content on its user-generated content platform - Watcho Swag. To this end, it recently collaborated with the India Film Project (IFP) for its 11th season, becoming the exclusive platform for participants to exhibit their work

“When we embarked on the journey of providing on-demand quality content with the launch of Watcho, we wanted to supplement our DTH user viewing experience. Today, Watcho is serving exciting exclusive content to all its users, and at the same time, it is also offering Live TV services on the go to DishTV and D2H customers," said Dish TV India executive director and group CEO Anil Dua. "It is also fast emerging as the preferred platform for users to showcase their talent.” 

Watcho’s content repertoire includes original shows like "Gupta Niwas," "Jaunpur," "Papa Ka Scooter," "Aghaat," "Cheaters - The Vacation," "Sarhad," "Mystery Dad," "JaalSaazi," "Dark Destinations," "It’s My Pleasure," "4 Thieves," "Love Crisis," "Ardhsatya," "Chhoriyan," and "Rakhta Chandana." There are also original influencer shows like "Look I Can Cook" and "Bikhare Hain Alfaaz."

“Engaging and short-format content has always been an unmet need for viewers across the country, particularly amongst millennials and GenZ who are at the forefront of consumption as well as creation. Riding on these trends, Watcho continued to gain strength with a strong semi-urban presence in addition to significant tier-1 visibility," remarked DishTV & Watcho corporate head – marketing Sukhpreet Singh. "The app has notched up more than 45 million user base so far. We are enthused with this new milestone it has achieved in a very short time, and we intend to continue to work towards making it the first choice for our users.”

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