India’s leading Direct to Home (DTH) operator Tata Sky has announced that it will pass on the benefit of Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI) Happy India Pack price reduction to eligible subscribers as credits to their Tata Sky accounts.
Tata Sky has been unable to update the reduced prices of the impacted Sony packs and corresponding Tata Sky packs in its system due to the national lockdown. The benefit will be passed onto eligible subscribers as a refund.
Tata Sky in a statement said, “Effective from 31-3-2020, Sony has discontinued Sony MIX, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. Due to the national lockdown, we are unable to incorporate the reduced prices of the impacted Sony packs and corresponding Tata Sky packs in our systems. However, the benefit of the price reduction will be passed on to the eligible subscribers holding the impacted packs, as credits to their Tata Sky account.”
DreamDTH earlier today reported the reduction of the price of 24 Sony Happy India Packs which had been impacted 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.
Tata Sky at the time of publishing remains the sole operator to have made an announcement regarding the reduction of the price of Sony Pictures Network India bouquets. The broadcaster itself hasn’t made any announcement and neither has any other distribution platform operators in India.