Exclusive: Tata Sky Limited is now Tata Play Limited ahead of imminent rebranding
Tata Sky Limited is now Tata Play Limited in MCA records ahead of imminent rebrand.
Tata Son’s Private Limited subsidiary ‘Tata Sky Limited’ is now ‘Tata Play Limited’, as per the records of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The change in the company name is in line with the imminent rebranding of Direct-to-Home (DTH) operator ‘Tata Sky’ as ‘Tata Play’.
As per MCA records, the CIN of ‘Tata Play Limited’ is U92120MH2001PLC130365 whereas the date of incorporation is 09th January 2001. The CIN and incorporation date are the same as that of ‘Tata Sky Limited‘ confirming the renaming of the company in MCA records.
Tata Sons Private Limited additionally registered the ‘Tata Play’ trademark with IPIndia on 12th October 2021 followed by the logo being registered on 11th January 2022 in IPIndia registry.
DreamDTH had earlier exclusively on 5th January 2022 reported the rebranding of ‘Tata Sky’ as ‘Tata Play’. The company has already placed orders for new merchandise, equipment, banners, and posters among other things as reported earlier by DreamDTH.
Tata Sky’s website is also prepping for the imminent rebranding with multiple listings reflecting the rebranded name. Various listings on Tata Sky’s website mention ‘Tata Play Binge Mobile App and TV’ and Amazon Fire TV Stick-Tata Play Edition. The listing is currently only visible to logged in Tata Sky customers for whom the Binge Combo section is live.
The company had recently introduced 21 new Binge Combo packs in various languages for all of its customers on 28th December 2021. The new Binge Combo packs last week started offering Netflix subscriptions for selected users. The company today also pushed Netflix support to all Binge+ Android hybrid set-top boxes via an OTA update.
Notably, the listing on the App Store also now mentions ‘Tata Play Limited‘ as the owner of the ‘Tata Sky’ app whereas earlier the owner was listed as ‘Tata Sky Limited’. Multiple apps on the App Store namely ‘Tata Sky – Live TV & Recharge’, ‘mServices’, ‘Tata Sky Binge’, ‘mSales’, and ‘Tata Sky Disha’ now reflect ‘Tata Play Limited’ as the app owner.
At the time of publishing this article, PlayStore listings continue to list ‘Tata Sky Limited’ as the app owner of ‘Tata Sky Binge’ and ‘Tata Sky – Live TV & Recharge’ among other apps owned and operated by Tata Sky.
DreamDTH has reliably learned that the rebranding announcement is imminent with the official announcement expected to be made as soon as tomorrow. The announcement is likely to drop in by tomorrow evening as per sources in the Tata Sky distribution team.
Credits – Anish Pai, DreamDTH Community Forums
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