Certain channels facing Sun outage on TataSky

Sun outage which is a natural phenomenon, occurs twice a year when the sun, the broadcasting satellite of a channel and the receiving station on earth come in a straight line. Due to this positioning there is an overpowering of the channel signals with the radiation coming from the sun.


As a result the signal of that channel is lost. This phenomenon normally occurs during the months of February to March and September to October especially during equinoxes.

Sun outages are a universal phenomenon and it affects all DTH operators alike. We just happened to notice it while using TataSky and got a screenshot to share with our readers. This is an intermittent and transient phenomenon and lasts only for a couple of minutes and does not cause any major inconvenience to viewers.

Also read: Comprehensive review- TataSky + HD Transfer set top box

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October 4, 2015 9:36 pm 9:36 PM

No impact on AIRTEL DTH – why only Tata Sky??

Kapil kaushik
October 5, 2015 1:34 pm 1:34 PM

Hahaha. Thats true. No impact on airtel digital tv. i have been using airtel dth from last 3years and didnt had any major outages, sometimes signal gets interrupted in rainy season else airtel dth is best. i am very much interested in airtel ip tv services also but i dont know how the clarity is and on youtube there are many videos showing poor services of iptv of airtel. 🙁 but i wana use it. want to know how it works.

October 5, 2015 1:57 pm 1:57 PM
Airtel the best? Lol, most HD channels are not available. Rain fade is a recognized problems with all the DTH worldwide, so people who say they never faced any rain fade are lying outright. Although some DTH services might be at an advantage depending on satellite position in the sky, as the higher the satellite is, stronger the signals. Still the difference is marginal. Second thing is the quality of LNB used in the dish. Cheaper LNBs don’t amplify the signal properly hence outages occur. Also if you are in the southern part of India, signals will be better from… Read more »
October 4, 2015 6:54 pm 6:54 PM

Never faced it with Videocon d2h.

October 4, 2015 5:51 pm 5:51 PM

We have e digital set top box. …which is provided by cable operator. We get clear transmission even in heavy rains and we get all channels.

October 4, 2015 9:36 pm 9:36 PM

Obviously – your cable operator does not use a Satellite.

Roger Moore
October 4, 2015 10:51 pm 10:51 PM

where does the cable operator get the signal, from underground airtel fibre LOL.

He uses bigger dishes.

October 5, 2015 2:40 am 2:40 AM

+1 🙂

October 5, 2015 1:05 pm 1:05 PM

D2h uses Ku band which gets easily affected whereas cable operators use C band dishes.