Happy India pack listings on Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI) website was earlier last month updated with new pricing after the broadcaster shut down its three channels Sony MIX, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD which were part of many Happy India packs.
The listings on SPN’s main website were updated before March 28 while the listings on the SPN Distribution page were updated on March 31. SPN had also uploaded an amended RIO on that day that removed Sony MIX, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD from it.
SPN had reduced the prices of 24 existing bouquets that have been affected by the shutdown of Sony MIX, Sony ESPN, and Sony ESPN HD. The minimum price reduction on a bouquet is Rs 0.5 while the maximum reduction is Rs 5.2. The new price is effective from April 1, 2020.
Happy India 31, Happy India 31 (A), Happy India 31 (B), Happy India Bangla 31, Happy India Sports 31, Happy India South Football 33, Happy India South Platinum 35, Happy India 39, Happy India Bangla 39, Happy India 39 (A), Happy India Sports + English 47, Happy India Sports HD 48, Happy India Sports + English HD 50, Happy India HD 59, Happy India Sports HD 59, Happy India Platinum 69, Happy India Platinum 69 (A), Happy India HD 70, Happy India Platinum HD 90, Happy India Bangla Platinum HD 90, Happy India Platinum HD 90 (A), and Happy India Platinum HD 93 are the 24 broadcasters packs that have got a price cut to compensate for the removed channels.
DreamDTH reached out to Sony Pictures Network Distribution on multiple times to get a comment but could not get an answer at the time of publishing. We have reached out to SPN again over the non-implementation of the price reduction by DPOs.
The national lockdown across India could be one reason behind the non-implementation of the reduces prices in DTH and MSO systems. Tata Sky has quoted the reason for non-implementation. Other DPOs haven’t offered any explanation on the non-implementation as of now.