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 range Channel category Date of migration
1XX Hindi general entertainment 8th July
2XX English general entertainment 8th July
3XX English and Hindi Movies 8th July
4XX Showcase and Sports 8th July
5XX Hindi NEWS 5th July
6XX English NEWS and Kids 5th July
7XX Knowledge and Lifestyle 5th July
8XX Music 5th July
9XX Favourites (User defined) -
10XX Shopping and Spiritual 5th July
11XX Hindi regional 1st July
12XX Marathi regional 28th June
13XX Bengali regional 1st July
14XX Telugu regional 28th June
15XX Tamil regional 28th June
16XX Kannada regional 28th June
17XX Gujarati/Odia regional 1st July
18XX Malayalam regional 1st July
19XX Punjabi/Others regional 1st 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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