High Definition HD Channels in India DTH Comparison

Update:

For Complete Comparison Chart of High Definition DTH including STB : Ultimate HD DTH Comparison

India has very limited HD channels as of now, only Nat Geo HD  and Discovery HD are only full time High Definition Channels as of now. There are other HD channels offered specific DTH operator. They have English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu HD Channels. Most of them have unscaled content. The sports channels like ESPN and Star Sports are not yet full time and beam only on event basis like FIFA or Wimbledon.

HD Channels in India DTH Tata Sky, Airtel, Sun Direct, BIG TV,Dish TV and Videocon comparison Chart:

Following are the list of High Definition Channels currently available:

  1. Discovery HD World
  2. National geographic HD
  3. ESPN HD( Event Based Channel)
  4. Star Sports HD( Event based)
  5. Colors HD( only on SunDirect )
  6. Zee Cinema HD ( only on DishTV)
  7. Zee TV ( only on Dish TV)
  8. Sun HD ( only on SunDirect )
  9. Tamil Service HD ( only on SunDirect)
  10. Telugu Service HD ( only on SunDirect)
  11. Ten Sports HD( Dish TV HD, shows India-New Zealand-Sri Lanka ODI in HD)

Only Discovery HD and National Geographic HD are only full time real HD channels. All other channels are either not full time or most of the contents are up scaled to HD!

New HD channels expected are StarPlus HD and Start Movies HD on TataSky.

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List of Television Channels available in Dish TV DTH.

Update:
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098 ICICI ACTIVE

100 Zee TV
101 Zee Smile
103 Real
104 Imagine TV
105 Sony
106 SAB TV
107 UTV Bindass
108 Star Plus
109 Star One
111 Colors
112 Sahara One
113 9X
144 Star Utsav
115 DD National
116 DD India

126 Dish Active
199 Home Shop 18

200 Zee Cinema
201 Zee Premiere
202 Zee Action
203 Zee Classic
210 Set Max
211 UTV Movies
212 UTV Action
215 Star Gold
216 Filmy

250 MOD 1
251 MOD 2
252 MOD 3
253 MOD 4
254 MOD 5

401 Zee Studio
408 MGM Channel
409 PIX
413 HBO
416 WB
419 Star Movies
424 MOD 6
450 Zee Cafe
455 AXN
457 Star World
458 Zee Trendz
459 Fashion TV
460 E 24
461 NDTV Good Times
462 Zoom TV
463 Travel & Living
464 Discovery
465 Animal Planet
466 National Geographic
467 Fox History & Entertainment
468 Discovery Science
469 Discovery Turbo

511 Cartoon Network
512 Pogo
518 Nick
519 Animax
520 Games Active
523 Disney Channel
524 Disney XD
525 Hungama
550 Zee News
560 Zee 24 Ghante Chhattisgarh
561 Aaj Tak
562 NDTV India
563 DD News
564 Samay TV
565 India TV
567 India News
568 P-7 News
569 Star News
570 Zee News UP
571 Live India
572 DD Lok Sabha
573 DD Rajya Sabha
574 CNEB
575 News 24
576 Azad News
590 Zee Business
591 CNBC Awaaz
597 ET Now
598 Bloomberg UTV

601 CNBC-TV18
602 NDTV Profit
603 NDTV 24×7
606 Times Now
607 CNN-IBN
609 Focus TV
615 CNN
616 BBC World News
650 Zee Sports
658 Ten Cricket
659 Star Cricket
660 Ten Sports
661 ESPN
662 Star Sports
663 DD Sports
665 Zing
666 ETC Music
667 M TV
668 B4U Music
669 Channel V
670 9XM
671 Masti TV ( Enterr10 Removed )
672 Music India
673 Vh1

731 TV 5 Monde
733 DW TV
738 Russia Today
739 NHK World
750 Zee Jagran
752 Shakti TV
753 Kaatyayani
754 Sadhana TV
757 Disha Tv
761 Aastha
762 Shraddha
765 SVBC
766 Shalom
767 TBN
770 Care World
771 Gyandarshan 1
772 Gyandarshan 2
773 Vyas TV
786 Zee Salaam
787 ETV Urdu
788 DD Urdu

800 Zee Punjabi
801 ETC Punjabi
802 DD Punjabi
806 PTC News
807 PTC Punjabi
812 Chardikla Time TV
821 DD Kashir
822 ETV Rajasthan
823 ETV Uttar Pradesh
826 DD Bharati
827 ETV Bihar
828 Hamar TV
829 Mahua
840 Zee Bangla
841 Aakaash Bangla
842 ETV Bangla
843 DD Bangla
844 Star Jalsha
845 Zee 24 Ghanta
846 Star Ananda
847 Rupashi Bangla
848 Naxatra News
849 O TV
851 ETV Oriya
852 DD Oriya
853 News Live
854 DD North East
855 NE TV
856 Nepal 1
857 DY 365
860 Zee Marathi
861 Zee Talkies
862 Zee 24 Taas
863 Star Pravah
864 Star Majha
865 IBN Lokmat
866 ETV Marathi
867 Mi Marathi
868 DD Sahyadri
870 Saam Marathi
871 ETV Gujarati
872 DD Girnar
878 Kasturi TV
879 Suvarna

Kannada: 8 Channels

880 Zee Kannada
881 ETV Kannada
882 DD Chandana
883 Udaya TV
884 Udaya Movies
885 Udaya Varthegalu
886 Udaya 2
887 TV9 Kannada

Telugu: 13 Channels

888 ABN Andhra Jyothi
890 Zee Telugu
891 ETV Telugu
892 Maa TV
893 DD Saptagiri
894 Gemini TV
895 ETV 2
896 Teja TV
897 Gemini Music
898 Gemini News
899 TV9 Telugu
900 Zee 24 Gantalu
901 TV5 Telugu

Tamil : 15 Channels

902 Jaya TV
903 SS Music
904 Kalaignar TV
905 Raj TV
906 Raj Digital Plus
907 DD Podhigai
908 Sun Music
909 Sun TV
910 Zee Tamil
911 KTV
912 Chutti TV
913 Sun News
914 Star Vijay
916 Isai Aruvi
917 Mega TV

Malayalam: 10 Channels

921 Asianet
922 Manorama News
923 Kiran TV
924 Surya TV
926 Asianet Plus
927 Asianet News
928 Kairali TV
933 Amrita TV
934 DD Malayalam
935 Jaihind TV

Others: 5 Channels

998 Renewal Message
999 Dish Interactive
1000 What’s on India
1112 Test 112
1400 Zee Jagran

FM Stations:
1401 MH1 Music
1403 Total TV
3110 AIR VBS
3120 AIR TELEGU
3130 AIR MARATHI
3140 AIR TAMIL
3160 AIR KANNADA
3170 AIR BANGLA
3180 AIR HINDI
3190 AIR N E
3210 AIR GUJRATI
3220 FM RAINBOW
3230 AIR PUNJABI
3240 FM GOLD
3510 AIR RAGAM
3520 FM RAINBOW-Bangalore
3530 AIR URDU
3540 AIR ORIYA
3710 AIR MALAYALAM
3720 AIR ASSAMESE
3730 FM RAINBOW-Chennai
3740 FM GOLD-Mumbai
3750 RADIO KASHMIR
3780 GYANVANI

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Complete List of Channels available in TataSky DTH

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Update:
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For Complete Comparison Chart of High Definition DTH including STB Ultimate HD DTH Comparison


Help Channel : 1 Channel

100 Channel 100

Hindi Entertainment : 20 Channels

101 DD National
103 Star Plus
105 Star One
107 Imagine TV
109 Star Utsav
111 Sony
113 SAB
115 Sahara One
117 Zee TV
119 UTV Bindass
121 Zoom TV
123 Colors
125 E24
150 9X
152 ETV Rajasthan
153 ETV UP
154 ETV BIHAR
155 Mahuaa TV
156 ETV MP
157 DD Bharti

Religious/Devotional : 2 Channels

180 Aastha
181 Sanskar

English Entertainment & Lifestyle : 11 Channels

201 Star World
203 FX
205 BBC Entertainment
207 AXN
209 Discovery Travel & Living
211 Fashion TV
213 Zee Cafe
215 Zee Trendz
217 Fox Crime
219 NDTV Good Times
221 Discovery Turbo

Hindi Movies : 5 Channels

301 STAR Gold
303 Showcase Promo
305 SET MAX
307 Filmy
309 Zee Cinema
311 UTV movies

English Movies : 9 Channels

341 STAR Movies
345 PIX
347 HBO
349 Zee Studio
351 UTV World Movies
353 WB
355 MGM
357 TCM
359 Lumiere Movies

Showcase : 6 Channels

371 Showcase 1 Pay Per View
372 Showcase 2 Pay Per View
373 Showcase 3 Pay Per View
374 Showcase 4 Pay Per View
375 Showcase 5 Pay Per View
376 Showcase 6 Pay Per View (HD)

Sports : 7 Channels

401 DD Sports
403 STAR Sports
405 ESPN
407 TEN Sports
409 NEO Cricket
411 NEO Sports
413 Star Cricket

Hindi News : 12 CHannels

501 DD News
502 STAR News
503 NDTV India
504 Aaj Tak
505 Zee News
506 Zee Business
507 CNBC Awaaz
508 Lok Sabha TV
509 India TV
510 News 24
511 IBN 7
512 Rajya Sabha

English News : 11 Channels

532 NDTV 24×7 / NDTV Hindu(Red button)
533 NDTV Profit
534 Times Now
535 Headlines Today
536 BBC World
537 CNBC TV18
538 CNN
539 CNN – IBN
540 NewsX
541 Bloomberg UTV
542 ET Now

Knowledge : 9 Channels

551 National Geographic Channel [English/Hindi Audio]
553 Fox History & Entertainment [English/Hindi Audio]
557 Discovery Channel [English/Hindi/Tamil Audio]
561 Animal Planet [English/Hindi Audio]
563 Discovery Science
565 Nat Geo HD
567 Discovery HD
570 Topper
571 Gyan Darshan

Kids : 8 Channels

601 Hungama [English/Hindi/Tamil/Telugu Audio]
602 Active Wizkids
603 Disney XD [English/Hindi/Tamil/Telugu Audio]
605 Disney Channel [English/Hindi/Telugu audio]
607 CBeebies [English/Hindi Audio]
609 Nick [English/Hindi Audio]
611 Animax
613 Cartoon Network [English/Hindi/Tamil/Telugu Audio]
615 Pogo [English/Hindi Audio]

Music : 4 Channels

701 Channel V India
702 MTV India
703 9XM
725 VH1

Regional Channels

Tamil : 11 Channels

801 DD Podighai
802 Sun TV
803 KTV
804 Sun News
805 Sun Music
806 Chutti TV
807 STAR Vijay
808 Jaya TV
809 Kalaignar TV
810 RAJ TV
811 ISAIARUVI

819 Active Doordarshan

Telugu : 11 Channels

820 Sakshi TV
821 Zee Telugu
822 Gemini TV
823 Gemini News
824 Teja TV
825 Gemini Music
826 ETV
827 ETV2
828 MAA TV
829 TV5
830 TV9

Marathi : 9 Channels

831 DD Sahyadri
832 ETV Marathi
833 Zee Marathi
834 Mi Marathi
835 Star Majha
836 Star Pravah
837 IBN Lokmat
838 24 Taas
839 Zee Talkies

Kannada : 10 Channels

841 DD Chandana
842 Udaya TV
843 Udaya Movies
844 ETV Kannada
845 TV9 – Kannada
846 Udaya 2
847 Udaya Varthegalu
848 Asianet Suvarna
849 Zee Kannada
850 Kasthuri TV

Bengali : 9 Channels

851 DD Bangla
852 STAR Ananda
853 ETV Bangla
854 Zee Bangla
855 Aakaash Bangla
856 Star Jalsha
857 24 Ghanta
858 Sony Aath
859 Sangeet Bangla

Malayalam : 7 Channels

861 DD Malayalam
862 Surya TV
863 Kiran TV
864 Asianet
865 Asianet News
866 Kairali
867 Amrita TV

Gujarati : 2 Channels

872 ETV Gujarati
874 TV9 Gujarati

Punjabi : 4 Channels

882 MH One
884 Zee Punjabi
886 PTC NEWS
888 PTC Punjabi

Oriya : 3 Channels

891 DD Oriya
892 ETV Oriya
893 OTV

Others : 6 Channels

894 NEWS LIVE
895 ETV Urdu
896 DD NE
897 NE TV
898 DD Urdu
899 Nepal 1

Interactive Services : 10

Active English
Actve Mall
Actve Wizkids
Actve Stories
Actve Learning
Actve Cooking
Actve Darshan (Shirdi Saibaba/Iskcon/Siddhi Vinayak/Kashi Vishwanath/SVBC)
Actve Games
Actve Doordarshan (DD Gujarati/ DD Saptagiri/ DD Punjabi/ DD Kashir)
Actve Star News

Main TV Channels including HD: 170
Interactive Services : 10
Showcase Channels : 6
Help Channel : 1

Total : 187 Channels & Services

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Complete List of Channels Available in Airtel DTH

Complete list of TV Channels available in Airtel Digital TV DTH.

Update:
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Total Channels/Services = 206

Main SD TV channels(including Help) : 186
Main HD TV Channels : 1
Radio Channels : 10
Pay Per View Channels : 4
Interactive services : 5
Help Channel : 1

Channels Details with Channel Number:

Help :

100 What’s on Airtel

Hindi Entertainment: 16 Channels

101 Star plus
102 Zee TV
103 Sony
104 Star One
105 Sahara One
106 Imagine
107 9X
108 DD National
109 Sab TV
110 Zoom
111 Star Utsav
113 DD Bharati
114 Colors
115 UTV Bindass
124 HomeShop 18
125 Mahuaa TV

English Entertainment: 3 Channels

135 AXN
136 Star World
137 Zee Cafe

Movies – Hindi : 6 Channels

160 SET MAX
161 Zee Cinema
162 Star Gold
163 Sahara Filmy
165 UTV Movies
166 UTV Action

Movies – Pay per view : 4 Channels

180 Airtel Movies-1 (Pay per view channel)
181 Airtel Movies-2 (Pay per view channel)
182 Airtel Movies-3 (Pay per view channel)
183 Airtel Movies-4 (Pay per view channel)

Movies – English : 9 Channels

190 Star Movies
191 HBO
192 Pix
193 WB
194 UTV World Movies
195 MGM
196 Zee Studio

Sports : 9 Channels

224 ESPN HD/Star Sports HD
225 ESPN
226 Star Sports
227 Star Cricket
228 NEO Sports
229 NEO Cricket
230 Ten Sports
231 Zee Sports
232 DD Sports

Hindi News Channels : 18 Channels

275 Star News
276 Zee News
277 AAJTAK
278 India TV
279 NDTV India
280 DD News
281 IBN 7
282 News 24
283 DD Lok Sabha
284 DD Rajya Sabha
285 CNBC Awaaz
286 Zee Business
287 ETV Bihar
288 ETV Rajastan
289 ETV Uttar Pradesh
291 CNEB News
292 ETV Madhya Pradesh
294 TOTAL TV

English News Channels : 11 Channels

300 Times Now
301 NDTV 24X7
302 CNN IBN
303 Headlines Today
304 CNBC TV 18
305 NDTV Profit
306 Bloomerg UTV
307 BBC World
308 CNN
309 ET Now
311 Russia Today

Lifestyle : 4 Channels

325 Discovery Travel & Living
326 NDTV Good Times
327 Fashion TV
328 Zee Trendz

Infotainment : 6 Channels

340 Discovery
341 National Geographic Channel
342 Fox History & Entertainment
343 Animal Planet
344 Gyan Darshan
345 Topper

Kids : 7 Channels

355 Cartoon Network
356 Pogo
357 Hungama
358 Disney XD
359 Nick
360 Disney
361 Animax

Music : 6 Channels

380 MTV
381 Channel V
382 9XM Music
383 B4U Music
384 ETC Music
386 VH1 India

Radio Channels : 10 Channels

410 FM Gold
411 FM Rainbow
412 AIR Punjabi
413 FM Rainbow Bangalore
414 AIR Tamil
415 AIR Ragam
416 AIR Telugu
417 AIR Bangla
418 AIR Gujarati
419 AIR Urdu

Tamil : 18 Channels

500 Sun TV
501 KTV
502 Star Vijay
503 Kalaignar TV
504 Jaya TV
505 Sun Music
506 Chutti TV
507 Raj TV
508 SUN News
509 JAYA Plus
510 Isai Aruvi
511 DD Podhigai
512 SIRIPPOLI
513 Makkal TV
514 Angel Tv
515 Jaya Max
516 Polimer TV
517 Adithya TV

Telugu: 14 Channels

520 Gemini TV
521 Eenadu TV
522 Teja TV
523 Maa TV
524 Zee Telugu
525 Etv 2 Telugu
526 TV 9 Telugu
527 Gemini Music
528 NTV News
529 ABN Andhra Jyoti
530 SVBC
531 Subhavaartha
532 Gemini News
533 Navullu TV

Bengali: 9 Channels

540 Zee Bangla
541 ETV Bangla
542 Aakash Bangla
543 Star Ananda
544 24 Ghanta
545 Star Jalsha
546 DD Bangla
547 Sony Aath
548 Rupashi Bangla

Marathi : 8 Channels

550 Zee Marathi
551 ETV Marathi
552 Star Majha
553 Zee Talkies
554 DD Sahyadri
555 Star Pravah
556 Mi Marathi
557 IBN Lokmat

Kannada : 10 Channels

560 Udaya TV
561 ETV Kannada
562 Udaya Movie
563 Zee Kannada
564 TV 9 Kannada
565 Asianet Suvarna
566 UDAYA 2
567 DD Chandana
568 Kasturi TV
569 Udaya Varthegalu

Malayalam: 10 Channels

570 Asianet
571 Surya TV
572 Kiran TV
573 Manorama news
574 Kairali TV
575 Asianet Plus
576 Amrita tv
577 Asianet News
578 Indiavision
579 Kairali We

Punjabi: 7 Channels

580 ETC Punjabi
581 MH1 Music
582 Zee Punjabi
583 PTC Punjabi
584 PTC News
585 DD Punjabi
586 Chardikla Time TV

Gujarati : 3 Channels

590 ETV Gujarati
591 DD Gujarati
592 TV9 Gujarati

Oriya : 3 Channels

600 ETV Oriya
601 Oriya TV (OTV)
602 DD Oriya

Urdu : 3 Channels

610 ETV Urdu
611 DD Urdu
612 DD Kashir

Other Regional Channels : 4 Channels

620 NE TV
621 News Live
622 Nepal- 1
623 DD North East

Devotional/Religious Channels : 4 Channels

690 Aastha
691 Sanskar
693 Mh1 Shraddha
694 Shalom TV

Interactive Services : 5 Channels

iAstro
iLearn
iNet (Only Widgets and basic information of Airtel.in website)
iNews
iGames (6 Games are provided as of now which are Refreshed every 6 weeks) :-
1) 8 Off
2) Cricket (Paid one at Rs 17 incl Taxes)
3) Free Kick (Football game). (Paid one at Rs 17 incl Taxes)
4) Getris (Paid one at Rs 17 incl Taxes)
5) Lonely Traveller
6) Rock A Bot

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Airtel DTH Digital TV

Airtel brings Digital TV DTH. It uses MPEG-4 Technology. They offer Universal Remote as well.

Website: Airtel Digital TV


Number of Channels:

Total Channels/Services = 206

Main SD TV channels : 186
Main HD TV Channels : 1
Radio Channels : 10
Pay Per View Channels : 4
Interactive services : 5
Help Channel : 1

Minimal Entry Cost: Rs 1500/-

New Value Pack : 105 Channels + 2 Interactive Services
Internet Price – Rs.1490 , Market Price – Rs.1590 Includes 2 Months Subscription

Technology:

It uses MPEG4-DVBS2.

Universal Remote

Customer Care:

Toll Free Number: 1800-102-8080

From Airtel mobile 12150

Other Number: 020-40181400

Email: digitalTV@irtel.in

Bottom line: Good number of quality channels . Universal remote is an added advantage. Lot better than other DTH services.

Tata Sky DTH

Incorporated in 2004, Tata Sky is a JV between the TATA Group and STAR. Tata Sky DTH endeavours to offer Indian viewers a world-class television viewing experience through its satellite television service.

TATA GroupThe TATA Group is one of India’s largest and most respected business conglomerates. It comprises diversified businesses in sectors such as materials, engineering, services, energy, information systems & communications, consumer products and chemicals.

The Group and its enterprises have been steadfast and distinctive in their adherence to business ethics and their commitment to corporate social responsibility. This is a legacy that has earned the Group the trust of many millions of stakeholders in measure few business houses anywhere in the world can match.

Home Page: http://www.tatasky.com

Number of Channels: 183+ interactive services. Find the complete list of TV channels and packages

Entry cost: Rs1599/- if you choose online buying.

For free home delivery, call:

From MTNL/BSNL lines:
From other lines:

SMS:

1860 425 6633
Western India: 020 6600 6633
Northern India: 0172 6600 6633
Southern & Eastern India: 040 6600 6633
BUY to 56633

TataSky Customer care Numbers:

From MTNL/BSNL lines: 1860 425 6633
From other lines: Western India: 020 6600 6633
Northern India: 0172 6600 663
Southern & Eastern India: 040 6600 6633

Delhi: 011 6000 6633
Mumbai: 022 6000 6633
Kolkatta: 033 6000 6633
Chennai: 044 6000 6633
Bangalore: 080 6000 6633

To become dealer/business Partner:  Use this page.

Bottom line: Good customer care compared to other DTH services. Bit costly. Many interactive services. Good picture quality.

Other Services: TataSky HD, TataSky Plus