Several users are already in the opinion that Tata Sky's Multi TV prices are on the higher side compared to other DTH operators. Earlier, the operator did not allow users to choose different channels in the secondary connection, however, it has now changed now. Tata Sky users with multiple connections will be able to choose different channels for the second set-top box compared to the primary one. Other DTH operators like Airtel Digital TV, Sun Direct and Dish TV has this feature for a while now, but Tata Sky is implementing it now. For the unaware, Multi TV users of Tata Sky are forced to view the channels which are selected for the primary connection, whereas other DTH operators are allowing customers to choose different channels for the secondary connection. Tata Sky customers can also do the same, which will come as a relief for several users out there.
Tata Sky Revised Multiple Connection Policy Details
This new change in the Tata Sky multi-TV policy simply changes how the subscribers will be able to select channels for their second TV. Initially, the subscribers were told that the Tata Sky secondary connection would follow a “mirror” model meaning that the secondary connection would get the same channels as the primary connection. However, that won’t be the case going forward as now users will be able to select different packages for their secondary Tata Sky connection.
Previously, the subscribers were paying a fixed price for the multi-TV connection that used to mirror the channels and channel packs of the primary connection. This was a drawback for the subscribers since they could not get different channels on the two TV screens if they wanted to. But now Tata Sky subscribers will be able to custom curate their channel selection for their secondary connection, and they will also be able to pay for these channels on a different price tag, instead of the fixed price.
Tata Sky New Multi-TV Pricing to Go Effective on June 15
Tata Sky has noted that effective June 15, the slab rates for the secondary connection will change as currently, they are promotional. Right now, subscribers pay for their Tata Sky secondary connection according to the pricing of their primary connection. For example, if you have a primary connection of up to Rs 100 exclusive of the NCF, then you will pay Rs 150 for the multi-TV connection, similarly, for a primary connection priced between Rs 101 to Rs 200, you will pay Rs 200 for the secondary connection.
Now starting June 15, the subscribers will have to pay the NCF charges and the content charges for the set-top box with different channel selections. For the other set-top boxes with the same channels and channel packs as the primary STB, the subscribers will pay the same amount as the primary set-top box after June 15.