Gone are the days of cable TV. Television entertainment is rapidly evolving with the emergence of modern satellite technology. There is a plethora of DTH providers offering channels at competitive rates in India. TRAI has recently subsidized the channel rates which is beneficial to the customers.
An in-depth analysis of the two industry pioneers Dish TV and Tata Sky reveals interesting facts. Dish TV is the largest DTH provider in India. Tata Sky is a joint venture between the Tata Group and 21st Century Fox.
Firstly, let’s consider the price range of connections. Dish TV offers the most economical and best DTH connections. The set-top box price of Dish TV starts at Rs.1700/-. Tata SKY’s SD Set Top Box starts at Rs. 1800/-. The HD set-top boxes with in-built storage of both the connections are of premium range. Picture quality is one of the most important determinants of any TV network connection. Dish TV offers both standard and high definition picture quality. It offers better signal strength during heavy rainfalls and other weather turmoil. Tata Sky offers a resolution of both 480p and 1080p picture quality and an aspect ratio of 4:3.
Dish TV offers customized plans at affordable rates. It offers subscription packs for 3months, 6months and 12 months. Their base packs start at Rs.85/- monthly. Their bestselling channel packages are Swagat, Bharat Pack, Super Family, Maxi Kids, Super Sports, World HD, and Titanium. Their HD plans are Game On HD and Full On HD. Any HD Add-Ons start at Rs. 21/-.
Tata Sky offers channel packages starting at Rs.99/- per month. My 99 Pack is a very popular economical pack. Any HD channel can be added to an existing subscription. Now you can watch Live TV recording on your mobile, tablet or laptop on both My DishTV App and the Tata Sky App. Both the providers are offering Live TV recording feature. You can find the channel rate list in the My DishTV app.
Tata Sky is a pioneer in live TV record feature, and it comes with inbuilt storage. Dish TV offers to record, but you can’t record one TV channel while watching another. Tata Sky has a customer base of 10 million subscribers. Dish TV has a customer base of 28 million subscribers. Its audience base has increased after the merger with Videocon d2h. Dish TV offers the highest number of channels i.e. over 387 different channels including 50+ HD channels. It offers a huge collection of music, news, entertainment, sports, and adventure channels. It also offers the highest number of regional channels in Telegu, Tamil, Punjabi, etc. Tata Sky offers attractive channel packages like Dhamaka pack, South special, Dhamaal English, Bumper and many more with 234+ channels.
TRAI has introduced new laws regarding individual channel tariffs and channel packages. Choose the best DTH connection after considering the guidelines.