As the first month of the new year begins let’s analyze the performance of Direct-to-home (DTH) operators for the month of December 2023. Tata Play started off with an impressive addition of 5 channels, followed by Airtel Digital TV with 3 new channels. Dish TV added 1 channel and there was no addition or removal made by D2H.
Maintaining the lead, Tata Play has added 5 channels to its platform. The additions made by Tata Play include 4 HD and 1 SD channels namely DD National HD, DD India HD, Sun Bangla HD, Sun Marathi HD, and 6TV. All the channels are Free-to-Air (FTA) which means that active subscribers can watch these channels without any charges.
In December, Tata Play hasn’t removed a single channel from its platform. Besides their regular Jingalala Offers which subscribers enjoy a lot, Tata PLay has also started offering all their service channels for Re. 1 for the first month.
Airtel Digital TV
Airtel Digital TV has made 3 new channels available on their platform. The list contains India Ahead, Lakshya TV, and Airtel Playlist (Service Channel). India Ahead, and Lakshya TV are Free-to-Air channels while Airtel Playlist is a pay channel. On the other hand, Airtel Digital TV removed a service channel called Airtel Hits from its platform.
Dish TV and D2H
Dish TV has welcomed only 1 channel named Ashirwad Herbal which is a teleshopping channel and has not removed any channel. Dish TV offered service channels for Re.1 for the first 7 days. Dish TV has made Colors TV available for free only for Dish TV (SES-8) customers.
D2H has not added or removed any channel from its platform. The operator also offered service channels for Re.1 for the first 7 days. Apart from this, Under the new “Christmas special offer”, the company is offering its HD Set Top Box for Rs. 636 excluding the pack price.
Sun Direct has started a new offer “Tamil Joy Pack Recharge Offer” under which customers who have deactivated their connection for 30 days or more will get Tamil Joy Pack at Rs.999 for 6 months with additional 6 months free and at Rs.598 for 3 months with additional 3 months free.