TataSky becomes first Indian DTH operator to cross 50 HD channels and services

By November 7th, 2015 AT 11:58 AM

TataSky the leading DTH operator has established itself as the first Indian DTH operator to cross the 50 HD channels and services mark closely trailed by Dish TV at 48 HD channels (Refers to Asli HD channels only, Reliance Digital TV claims to be providing 275 channels in HD jaisi quality). TataSky today added 3 new HD channels namely TLC HD world on channel number 250, Miniplex HD on channel number 298 and Animal planet HD on channel number 559. With these additions the total HD channel and services count has gone up to 51 which also includes 3 Showcase HD channels and 3 premium Ad free channels (HBO Defined, HBO Hits and Miniplex HD).

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TataSky recently completed migrating completely to the MPEG-4 platform which has enabled it to free up two transponders which were on DVB-S platform and has now converted one of them to DVB-S2 platform which has added to the total capacity and enables TataSky to add even more channels. The newly added Miniplex channel in SD and HD version is the first premium Ad free Hindi movie channel which is also available on Airtel digital TV.

The recently launched Star Sports Add on 1 and 2 are not counted as separate HD channels since they do not show content 24×7 but rather only tecast matches which are not shown on the regular 4 channels and TataSky allocates the HD space of Showcase HD channels 1 and 3 to these channels during that period, once the broadcast of the matches on these channels is over, the english pay per view HD movie service is resumed.

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What is the minimum monthly package to get all HD channels in Tata sky and dish tv? I dont bother about the no of SD channels. I am currently using Airtel Digital TV and getting 26 HD channels at Rs.253 basepack + Rs.200 HD topup= total Rs.453. Do other operators offer cheaper package?


Well Dish TV’s complete HD pack costs Rs. 220 only and lowest denomination SD pack is for Rs. 250 so total Rs. 470 minimum if you want all HD channels. HBO special HD channels extra at Rs 99. Star Premium HD is for Rs. 60. Full HD and full SD pack COMBO costs around Rs. 720. Good thing about Dish TV is that all HD channels are grouped together, no ugly SD channels come up while surfing. Also I think Tata sky doesn’t have international news channels like Russia Today, France 24, All Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, NHK Japan, Australia Plus… Read more »


Thanks for the information.


People either watching HD channels or Hotstar kinda online Apps. So many channels but full of Ads. Who have say much time

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