Sun Group-owned Direct-to-home (DTH) service provider Sun Direct has added five SD channels with the removal of three channels on 12th January 2024. Sun Direct has added Sports 18-3, TV9 Bangla, Vendhar TV, Zee Kannada News and Zee Telugu News. Further, Captain TV, Captain News and iLove (Music Channel) channels were removed from the DTH platform.
The DTH platform has added five SD channels
TV9 Network’s Bengali news channel TV9 Bangla is available on LCN 647. It has to be noted that the channel is transmitted through HEVC format as of now. Tamil GEC Vendhar TV which was launched in 2014, is added on LCN 56.
Viacom18’s sports channel Sports 18-3 is available on LCN 512 on the platform. The channel comprehends Bengali, English, Hindi and Malayalam audio feeds. Though Sports 18-2 has not yet been added, Sun Direct has managed to add Sports 18-3 which was launched beside Sports 18-2 in 2023.
Zee Network’s two Southern news channels, Zee Kannada News and Zee Telugu News have been made available through LCN 292 and LCN 177 respectively. Sun Direct is the only DTH to add Zee Kannada News as of now and it can be scrutinized as an exclusive addition by the DTH. Also, it becomes the second DTH to add Zee Telugu News after d2h adding the respective channel in September 2023.
Sun Direct has removed three channels from its platform
In contrast to the addition of five channels, the DTH operator has removed Captain TV, Captain News and iLove channels respectively. The channels have been removed from the following LCNs: Captain TV – LCN 30, Captain News – LCN 79 and iLove – LCN 376.
Overall, with the addition of five channels along with the removal of three channels, Sun Direct totally holds 482 channels which comprises 404 SD channels and 78 HD channels.