Nick+ HD and Sony Max HD added on Dish TV platform

Dish TV the largest DTH operator by subscriber base in India has launched two new HD channels on its platform. Nick+ HD which is a kids Animated channel has been added on location number 63 and Sony Max HD which is a Hindi movie channel has been added on location number 14.


With this addition the total HD channel and services count of Dish TV has gone up to 49 which is only 2 less than Tata Sky which offers the highest number of HD channels and services currently 51 including 3 HD showcase channels.

DTH operators are gearing up to gain larger market share with the ongoing phase 3 of DAS where analogue cable is being digitised and DTH stands out as the option of choice for most, due to its vast geographic coverage. Telangana High court recently gave a 2 month extension for the completion of phase 3 in the state, a ruling was quickly echoed by Maharashtra High court as well and may even be implemented on Pan India level.


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January 14, 2016 1:15 am 1:15 AM

Why Videocon d2h not added Sony Max HD?

January 20, 2016 2:00 pm 2:00 PM

Videocon d2h has also added max hd and nick hd

Saurabh Deswal
January 6, 2016 11:50 am 11:50 AM

This is really a very good news! Thank you very much for sharing.

January 5, 2016 9:51 pm 9:51 PM

This was free to air on January 3rd. I got it on my fta reciever from Asiasat 5 Satellite on 100.5 degrees east from dish TV feed. But now the signals are scrambled.

January 5, 2016 10:31 pm 10:31 PM

How much signal strength and quality do you get for the four transponders of Asiasat satellite? The installation guys are so incompetent that I wonder if my dish needs some further tuning. I get 79% strength and around 65 to 70% quality. HD channels disappear a lot when whether worsens.

January 5, 2016 11:46 pm 11:46 PM

Signal strength is 90 and signal quality hopping from 63 to 65. Make sure you have no obstructions between the sky and the dish. Not even trees.

January 6, 2016 12:46 am 12:46 AM
Thanks for the reply buddy. I have two connections actually and the dishes have no obstruction as they are installed on the terrace. One box has better reception strangely strength goes up to 87% and quality is better too. I interchanged the dishes but the other box still doesn’t go over 79-80%. I thought it had something to do with the much longer wire on this box but the technician measured the signal levels with his digital meter and the difference was about 2%. So I guess the only explanation is that the signal readings from the stb’s are not… Read more »
January 6, 2016 8:57 am 8:57 AM

Normally Ku band dishes tend to loose signals on moderate to heavy rains unlike C-band ones. But I don’t think that weather is the issue in your case. Make sure your LNB Camera is skewd properly. And there is not much difference with regards to Azimuth and elevation from south to north and on very heavy rains my signals fade here.

January 6, 2016 6:33 pm 6:33 PM
Well maybe it is the LNB alignment, I will get it checked the dishes once again. The technicians are adamant that nothing is wrong with the alignment though and signal cannot be increased any higher. I think they are just being lazy and unwilling to spend some time doing minor adjustments. LNBs can also have some variance in hardware though. Are there any third party LNBs available that can work with Dish TV and have better performance? Everything is encrypted so I doubt if that’ll be possible. I am using Dish TV only because of availability of all the international… Read more »
January 6, 2016 9:52 pm 9:52 PM

According to the DTH Technicians, signal intensify of 60 and signal quality of 45 is enough for clear viewing of the channels. Dish Tv uses Universal LNBs. So, you can get any Universal LNB like the SHARP LNB or SOLID LNB etc. Encryption only matters, if you are using a free to air set top box. Since you already have DISH connection, you can try replacing the LNB. make sure to take a picture of the existing LNB before you replace it, to correctly fix the new one in the same position.