- The Gujarati Lite and Gujarati Lite HD pack will each bundle 66 and 68 channels respectively
- There will also be new Sports and Sports HD channel packs for subscribers
It seems that the stream of introducing new plans and packs for the consumers is not over yet in the DTH industry, and if there is one DTH operator which has the highest number of options in store for the consumers, it is Tata Sky. Last time, we saw that Tata Sky had launched new Lite packs for its subscribers, however, this time again the operator is back with a new set of packs targeting regional languages and the sports genre. Tata Sky has decided to keep its stream of Lite Packs going as these new debuts in its portfolio are also Lite packs. Apart from the Lite packs in southern languages like Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali, these new packs come in other languages. Another thing to note is that these plans won’t be launched by Tata Sky right away, but consumers will have to wait till April 23 to see these plans in Tata Sky’s roster.
Odia Lite, Gujarati Lite and Sports Packs Announced by Tata Sky
The first plan that we get to see in this new list of plans is the Gujarati Lite plan of Rs 123.70, after taxes, this plan will be available to the users for Rs 146, and it will bundle 66 channels. Similarly, the Gujarati Lite HD pack will be slightly higher priced at Rs 202.50 without taxes and Rs 239.00 with taxes for the end price, and this pack will bundle 68 channels. On April 23, Tata Sky will also be launching the Odia Lite pack for the subscribers which will be priced at Rs 141.50 before taxes and Rs 167, after taxes and this plan will package 62 channels for the subscribers. The HD version of this pack, the Odia Lite HD will come with 64 channels and will cost Rs 222 before taxes and then Rs 262 after taxes.
Lastly, Tata Sky will also be launching two more packs beside the ones mentioned above and they won’t be in any regional language but will offer Sports channels only. These Sports and Sports HD packs will come with 13 channels each, and while the non-HD version will cost Rs 117.80 before tax and Rs 139 after tax, the HD version will retail for Rs 153.40 before tax and Rs 181.00 after tax.
South Indian Lite Packs by Tata Sky for Rs 46
To recall, Tata Sky had launched the Telugu Lite pack only a few days back with 17 channels with a standalone price of Rs 46. However, with NCF, pack charge and taxes these packs would set back the consumer by Rs 199. Similarly, Tata Sky had also launched the Tamil Lite pack ten channels, Kannada Lite pack with 21 channels and Bengali Lite pack with eight channels all priced the same way at Rs 199 with NCF and other charges combined. Tata Sky is also providing Curated packs to its users for a while now.
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