India’s leading Direct to Home (DTH) Tata Sky on Monday boosted its channel offerings with the addition of three pay channels Eurosport HD, Zee Biskope, and 1Sports. The channels were added earlier today at 09:52 AM.
Eurosport HD, Zee Biskope, and 1Sports are available at LCN 495, LCN 1120, and LCN 498 respectively. Eurosport HD has an a-la-carte price of Rs 6 whereas 1Sports has an a-la-carte price of Rs 4. Zee Biskope is available at a meager price of Rs 0.10. All channels are available on a free preview for 15 days to Tata Sky subscriber. Eurosport HD and 1Sports are also available on Tata Sky Web Live and Mobile too.
Eurosport HD was earlier known as DSport HD. The broadcaster had silently rebranded its channel as Eurosport HD following the name change approval which was granted by the I&B Ministry on 9th March. DSport HD had been launched on 17th February by Discovery. DreamDTH had in March reported the addition of DSport HD by Sun Direct. Eurosport HD is now available on Tata Sky and Sun Direct.
Zee Biskope was launched in December onboard DD Free Dish followed by its launch on pay DTH platforms this year. The channel is a GEC which caters to the Bhojpuri market. Zee Biskope is now available on DD Free Dish, Tata Sky, Dish TV, and d2h.
1Sports on the other hand was earlier known as DSport before Discovery ended its deal with Lex Sportel Vision earlier this year. The channel went live under the ‘1Sports‘ name in January this year. 1Sports programming ranges across sports like Cricket, Wrestling, Football, Golf, Motorsports, Tennis, and Contact Sports.
A highly placed source in 1Sports had last month told us on the condition of anonymity that it had sealed the deal with Tata Sky for 1Sports. Tata Sky had told 1Sports that it would add the channel after the release of KU Band capacity on GSAT 30. We were told that Tata Sky had finished testing on GSAT 30 and was waiting for formal clearance from ISRO to start migrating all KU channels to GSAT 30. GSAT 31 which had been moved to INSAT 4-A’s slot was to move back to its old orbital after that.