Following Tata Sky & Videocon, Airtel hikes DTH packs across India

If you are a subscriber of Airtel Digital TV DTH service, get ready to pay more. The company has hiked DTH monthly packs by upto 10 percent. Depending on the monthly subscription package rate, prices will increase in the range of Rs. 12-25 per month. Earlier this week, we reported that Videocon d2h and Tata Sky have hiked their DTH monthly tariffs. but it looks like every DTH operator is following the suit.


Airtel has hiked DTH packs across India including South India. The company now has more than 10 million DTH subscribers. and it has various packages that are offered at similar rates across India except South India. In South Indian states, every DTH operators provides cheap rates than other parts of the country. Mainly, the company has hiked the prices of entry-level pack, while the prices of other higher-end packs have remain unchanged. However, customers using HD packs have to cough out slightly more.

South Indian Packs:

The entry-level pack named South Max that offers upto 150 channels will now cost Rs. 180 instead of Rs. 160 earlier. Price of the Super Value Prime pack has also been increased by Rs. 12, and the pack now costs Rs. 207. South Value & South Value Prime packs will also cost more after this revision. You can get all the required details in chart below.

Revised South India Based DTH Packs of Airtel
Packs Old Price New Price Changes

(In Rs.)

South Max Rs 160 Rs 180 Rs 20
South Super Value Prime Rs 195 Rs 207 Rs 12
South Value Prime Rs 220 Rs 231 Rs 11
South Value Sports Rs 245 Rs 255 Rs 10

The other SD packs haven’t seen any price hikes, at least for now. You can get details regarding those packs in the chart below.

Non Revised South India Based DTH Packs of Airtel
Packs Channels Prices
South Economy Sports 202 Rs 335
South Mega 220 Rs 440
South Ultra 171 Rs 475
South Magnum 250 Rs 590

In case of HD packs, the company claims that they will cost more (upto Rs. 30) based upon on the user’s selected channels.

Rest of India Packs:

If you’re not residing in South Indian states, you’re subscribed to Rest of India packs. The entry-level pack named Value Prime, subscribed by maximum users, has received a tariff hike of Rs. 13, and it will now cost Rs. 253 instead if Rs. 240. In the past one year, the pack has been changed more than three times.

Airtel has also added a new movie-centric channel named WoW Cinema on channel no. 186 in the Value Prime Pack with a revised rate. It has also hiked the charges of Value Sports pack by Rs. 12. The pack offers the same number of channel as the Value Prime package with two sports channels added on top of it.

Revised Rest of India DTH Packs of Airtel
Packs Old Price New Price Changes

(In Rs.)

Value Prime Rs 240 Rs 253 Rs 13
Value Sports Rs 270 Rs 282 Rs 12

Other mid-ranges and high-range SD packs remain unchanged, while HD packs have been revised slightly.

Non Revised Rest of India DTH Packs of Airtel
Packs Channels Price
Economy Sports 155 Rs 340
Mega Pack 175 Rs 410
Ultra Pack 181 Rs 470
Magnum 180 Rs 580

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January 4, 2016 8:14 pm 8:14 PM
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S Tiwari
September 14, 2015 4:00 pm 4:00 PM

These link shows financial conditions of all three major DTH, so do not accuse them when they increase rates,Arasu cable and others give cheap rates but they cover only Tamil channels,so do not compare them with DTH players

Madhan Kumar
September 14, 2015 5:22 pm 5:22 PM

Yes of course Arasu Cable is T.N govts that’s why Max Tamil Channels but at the same time famous Sports, Telugu,Hindi,Malayalam & Kanada Channels are available just for RS 100!

September 13, 2015 9:26 pm 9:26 PM

I think the price will drop soon. Then all Cable subscribers will be shifted to DTH. After that, DTH Operators will hike plans like Mobile services.

S Tiwari
September 14, 2015 3:47 pm 3:47 PM

Prices can not drop as all DTH operators are in loss including Dish TV which has operations in India since 2001,only loss has come down drastically for Dish Tv as it has maximum no. of subscribers

Madhan Kumar
September 13, 2015 10:43 pm 10:43 PM

Nope I won’t switch to crap DTH services becaus in my T. N,TamilNadu Arasu(Govt) Cable gives me more than 120 Channels for RS 100 which includes all Popular South,North,Sports Channel combinations which no DTH operator would tend to give. The biggest comedy of DTH is that it won’t work during Rainfall and the time taken to switch from One channel to other is very damn irritating!