- Tata Sky recently launched Smart Packs to its subscribers
- Tata Sky is migrating nearly five lakh customers everyday to new tariff regime
If you’re tired of seeing an increase in your monthly TV bill, then the only way to reduce it is by choosing Add-On, Mini packs introduced by Direct-to-the-home (DTH) service providers in the country. Tata Sky, which has been constantly offering better service than other operators has now come up with a slew of regional add-on, mini packs. With this move, Tata Sky is boosting its regional content offerings and the packs start at as low as Rs 5. Tata Sky has introduced these packs in regional languages including Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and Bengali. Apart from the regional language packs, there are sports and music based add-on packs as well from Tata Sky.
Tata Sky New HD Add-On Packs Across Regional Languages
Unlike its other add-on pack releases, where Tata Sky launched a mixture of HD and SD Mini packs, this time Tata Sky merely has introduced 13 new add-on HD packs. Now, another thing to note is that none of the channels in the newly introduced list are in the lower price range and they are priced anywhere from around Rs 60 to Rs 200 and above. These new add-on packs include the Tamil Regional HD pack for Rs 164, Tamil Mini HD Pack for Rs 81, Telugu Regional and Mini HD pack for Rs 216 and Rs 90 respectively. Similarly, these packs are available in the Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali and they all come in the pair of full Regional HD pack or Mini HD pack. In addition to all these regional language add-on plans, there is also a new English Movies HD Mini pack of Rs 162 which ships 12 channels.
In its previous launch of the add-on packs, Tata Sky had introduced Mini packs across other genres as well. These packs include the Cricket Hindi HD (Rs 42), Cricket English HD (Rs 44), Music HD (Rs 11), Knowledge and Lifestyle Mini HD (Rs 53), Knowledge and Lifestyle HD (Rs 83), English Entertainment HD (Rs 87), English Movies Mini HD (Rs 76), Kids Mini HD (Rs 45) and Kids HD (Rs 53). Some of the other SD mini packs by Tata Sky include Hindi News (Rs 5), Cricket Hindi (Rs 42), Cricket English (Rs 44), Music (Rs 7), Knowledge & Lifestyle Mini (Rs 21), Knowledge & Lifestyle (Rs 34), English News (Rs 23).
Trai Extends Deadline for New Tariff Implementation
In a related development, Trai has introduced a new extension to its tariff implementation deadline announcing that subscribers who have not yet chosen their channel packs can do so before March 31. Previously, the date of implementation was February 1, 2019. This extension gives more time to the subscribers to select their channels and also to the DTH operators and cable operators to help subscribers migrate to the new Trai based plans.
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