DTH Performance Report for February 2020

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Similar to January, Tata Sky has been the most active DTH operator in February also. Sun Direct added the highest number of channels while Tata Sky removed more channels than others. Find out every major activity from Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV, d2h, Sun Direct, and DD Free Dish from the month of February 2020 in this exclusive article.

DTH Performance Report for February 2020

Tata Sky

Tata Sky has added 4 new channels which include 3 satellite channels and 1 platform service channel. Tata Sky Hits HD is the platform service channels launched which will have Hollywood content from the 80s and 90s while R9 TV, Sahara Samay MP/CG, and Nandighosa TV are the normal satellite channels added.

The DTH operator has discontinued Tata Sky World Screen HD, this service used to offer international content. Apart from this, Tata Sky has also dropped Sadhana Plus News, HNN 24×7, Naxatra TV, MBC TV, and MKN from the platform.

This month Tata Sky launched ‘Jingalala Appiness Offer’ under which for 1 week it offered most of Tata Sky mobile app content for free and Tata Sky service at Rs 1 for the first month along with multiple cashback offers on recharge. The operator also increased its minimum recharge amount by 250% from Rs 20 to Rs 50. 

Airtel Digital TV

Airtel Digital TV (ADTV) has added 3 satellite channels and 1 service channel this month while 5 channels were discontinued by the DTH operator. Shemaroo Marathibana, Navtej 24×7, and Manjari TV are the channels added while channels which are discontinued include Surya Bhakti, Katyayani, Sarthi TV, Surya Samachar, and Surya Cinema.

Dil Punjabi is the new service channel launched by ADTV. This channel is from PTC Network and as the name suggests it is a Punjabi channel catering to new movies and entertainment from Pollywood.

Dish TV & D2H

Dish TV was least active this month with the addition of 2 channels and removal of 1 channel. Zee Picchar, 1Sports were added while Disney Stories has been dropped by the DTH operator. d2h, on the other hand, added 3 channels namely Zee Biskope, Zee Punjabi, Zee Picchar and discontinued Mangalam TV.

Sun Direct

Sun Direct this month added 6 satellite channels without removing any channel. Republic Bharat, DD Aizawal, DD Kohima, DD Imphal, DD Raipur, and DD Shillong are the newly added channels on this platform.

DD Free Dish

Doordarshan owned free-to-air satellite television provider DD Free Dish has added 4 more channels for its viewers after the 43rd e-auction. Samay, 9X Jalwa, Sangeet Bangla and JK 24×7 are added this month on DD Free Dish.

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Abhinav is the Editor-in-chief at DreamDTH. He is passionate about staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry and bringing forth their shortcomings. He enjoys writing about the latest developments and trends in DTH, television, broadcasting, and the entertainment industry. When not working, you can find him listening to podcasts or watching light-hearted, sci-fi and thriller shows.

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    • Less chances as Sun has a history of not adding rival channels that could hurt its own channels.

  1. I am a Tatasky fanboy. But I like this month DD free dish 👍 for the channel addition.

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