TataSky reshuffles all channel numbers on its platform

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TataSky the DTH operator with a subscriber base of over 17 million has reshuffled all its existing channel location numbers. The operator undertook this activity in 4 phases over a period of 10 days beginning 28th June and ending on 8th July.

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With this shuffling TataSky has retained all national channels in the sub 999 number range and all regional language channels have been migrated to the above 1000 number range.

With this move, for the first time TataSky has introduced 4 digit channel numbers. The details of the new number ranges along with the channel categories and date of reshuffle are given in the table below.

New number rangeChannel categoryDate of migration
1XXHindi general entertainment8th July
2XXEnglish general entertainment8th July
3XXEnglish and Hindi Movies8th July
4XXShowcase and Sports8th July
5XXHindi NEWS5th July
6XXEnglish NEWS and Kids5th July
7XXKnowledge and Lifestyle5th July
8XXMusic5th July
9XXFavourites (User defined)-
10XXShopping and Spiritual5th July
11XXHindi regional1st July
12XXMarathi regional28th June
13XXBengali regional1st July
14XXTelugu regional28th June
15XXTamil regional28th June
16XXKannada regional28th June
17XXGujarati/Odia regional1st July
18XXMalayalam regional1st July
19XXPunjabi/Others regional1st July

The service channel number 100 has retained its position. Also the number of user defined favourite channels has been increased from the current 50 to 100. A user will now have to manually set the favourite channels again as favourites are linked to the channel number and not the actual channel itself. For example if you had added colors channel which is on location number 120 to your favourites and after the reshuffle it moved to location number 149 then the channel which will be in your favourites list is Life OK HD which is the new channel which took up location 120.

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