DTH Performance Report for April 2020

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April has been good for Tata Sky users as the DTH operator has added many popular channels this month and even offered 2 weeks free preview on those newly launched channels. Find out every major activity from Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV, d2h, Sun Direct, and DD Free Dish from the month of April 2020 in this exclusive article.

DTH Performance Report for April 2020

Tata Sky

Tata Sky has added 8 new satellite channels which include DD Panini, DD Sharda, DD Kishore Manch, DD Retro, BBC Cbeebies, Eurosport HD, Zee Biskope, and 1Sports. 

4 Doordarshan educational channels DD Panini, DD Sharda, DD Kishore Manch, and DD Gyan Darshan are clubbed at a single channel number of 756. The DPO has discontinued 3 channels: Indology (Shopping), Sarthi TV (Devotional), and FM News (Hindi News). 

Airtel Digital TV

Airtel Digital TV (ADTV) has added 8 satellite channels and 1 service channel this month while 1 channel was dropped by the DTH operator. Airtel Toons, Love World, DD Retro, Eurosport HD, Zee Biskope, DD Shimla, DD Kishore Manch, DD Sharda and DD Panini are the channels added while shopping channel Indology has been discontinued. 

Airtel Toons is a new platform service channel launched by ADTV on LCN 450, it’s a kids channel and Airtel provided it under free preview till 30th April to everyone. Apart from channel additions and removals, the DPO added 2 FTA channels DD Yadagiri and DD Imphal in all base packs.

Dish TV & d2h

Dish TV added the least number of channels in April, DD Gyan Darshan was the only channel launched on this platform while 2 music channels E24 and Sangeet Marathi were discontinued.

Dish TV in April announced that it will provide a validity extension for those who are not able to recharge their Dish TV account on giving a missed call to 1800-274-9050. 

d2h added total 7 satellite channels on its platform which consists of DD Gyan Darshan, DD Kishore Manch, DD Sharda, DD Panini, Shemaroo Marathibana and DD Retro. 3 satellite channels- Maha Movie, Sangeet Marathi, E24 are also removed by d2h.

d2h introduced a Rs 100 price cut in its new Digital SD and Digital HD connection, now HD connection is being sold at Rs 1,599 and price of SD set-top box is Rs 1,499. d2h combo packs are also revamped with the launch of 20 new packages.

Sun Direct

Sun Direct has added 5 channels and removed 1 channel. DD Kishore Manch, DD Sharda, DD Panini, ABP Ganga and DD Retro are the newly added channels while Abzy Cool has been dropped by the operator. 

Sun Direct is offering some paid channels for free till 31st May because of COVID-19 crisis. It has added 11 paid channels namely Pogo, Cartoon Network, WB, HBO, CNN, Times Now, Movies Now, MNX, Romedy Now, Sony Pix and Eurosport in all DPO 1 packs. For customers on DPO 2 pack, the operator is providing Star Movies and Hungama for free. 

DD Free Dish

Free-to-air satellite television provider DD Free Dish has added the highest number of channels compared to other operators. 10 channels including Sudarshan News, Sanskar, Aastha, Surya Bhojpuri, BDM Bhojpuri, Blue Cinema, 9X Jalwa, Filamchi, Lord Buddha TV and DD Retro are added on this free platform. 

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Abhinav is the Editor-in-Chief at DreamDTH with over 5 years of experience in covering industry developments. He is passionate about staying appraised of the latest developments in the industry and bringing forth their shortcomings. Specializing in DTH, television, broadcasting, and the entertainment sector, Abhinav is dedicated to exploring the happenings in these dynamic fields. Outside of work, he indulges in podcasts and audiobooks and enjoys unwinding with light-hearted, sci-fi, and thriller shows.

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