Tata Sky launches Star Movies HD, Star World HD, Start Gold HD and Star PlusHD

Tata Sky launched four new High Definition Channels today 15th April 2011.

1) Star Movies HD

2)Star World HD

3) Star Gold HD

4) Star Plus HD

All these channels offers 1080i HD resolution with Dolby 5.1 Audio. Previously Star Plus HD was available in Upscaled mode. Now it is offered with truw HD resolution 16:9 aspect ratio along with other HD channels.

Now, Tata Sky  is best DTH in terms of true HD contents with 6 full time HD channels ( Include Discover Channel HD and National Geographic HD ). They also show IPL in HD!!!

But they do not have Movies Now HD.

All Channels available in a la carte in Tata Sky DTH

Tata Sky is doing the good thing. Now all channels are available in A la carte. You can choose individual channels without the need to have a useless base package. But the minimum charge for a month can not be less than 150/-. You should select channels such that reaches the minimum amount(Rs150)

Still it is a good option and we can pay only the channels we watch. This ala carte option for all channels is available only from tata Sky!

India Cricket: Watch all Indian Cricket matches in single channel from Tata Sky

DTH pay channels are very costly. That too sports channels cost is very high. Most of the Indians watch these sports channels only when live matches of Indian cricket is shown. The Indian Cricket series are shown in various channels Neo Cricket, Star Cricket, ESPN/Star Sports, Ten Sports/Ten Cricket. The problem is subscribing to the correct channel at the beginning of a series and unsubscribe it at the end as we do not watch that channel anymore. If we do not unsubscribe , we get charged when really don’t watch that channel. Tata Sky has come up a good solution: India Cricket ( Channel number 400 costs Rs 365/- per annum)

When some channel starts broadcasting any cricket series with India as one participant it broad casted in “India Cricket” channel too. Even if we do do not subscribe to the official broadcaster( say Neo Cricket), we get to see the Indian matches. At present they are showing Ten Cricket, which telecasts India-SA series.

India plays cricket almost for the whole year and get to watch everything in one channel. When there not Indian cricket series, Neo Cricket will be shows( This is good as Neo cricket has most of the best Indian matches)

Cost: Rs 365/- per year.

But, we are not sure if all world cup matches will be broadcasted. What happens if there are two matches in the same day during world cup.

Even if they just show the Indian matches, this a good deal and we can forget about all other Sports channels which charges exorbitant price.

Remove addon packs in Tata Sky: Fast and Economical way

The main problems with services is in India is that they do everything when you give money to them. But, when it comes to unsubscribing from a service, say “Lifestyle Gold” or “Cosmo Pack”, you need run from pillar to pillar to get that done. Similar case with TataSky DTH. Adding a new channel pack is as simple as clicking a button on their web site. Also, just SMS from RMN(Registered Mobile Number) upgrades to higher package or Addon Pack within a matter of seconds. But, they do not give options to downgrade your base package or remove add-on packs. Normally, subscribers opt for Sports packages like Star Sports, ESPN,Ten Sports when there is cricket and add the corresponding package in matter of seconds.

But, when the cricket ends and want to delete that package, it’s not as easy as they did for adding that channels. You must call their Customer helpline. They ask several questions before they drop that package. For this reason, we can’t use the 5 minutes toll-free number as it gets disconnected before we talk to the customer reps.

Following is a simple way to avoid these:

  1. Login into your account.
  2. Then go to “Contact Us”
  3. Select “My Query” in that section
  4. In “Nature of query/complaint” select “Channel/Package”
  5. Select “Type” in “Drop Sports Package”. The sports package gets dropped.

For other ad-dons they call us and drop the packages.

Tata Sky Customer Care Number: Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata

TataSky DTH is one the DTH with good Customer care. The latest contact numbers and email are tracked in this page.

Tata Sky Toll free Customer care Number:

1800-1806633

The toll-free number gets disconnected after 5 minutes. If you need to talk to the Customer representative fora long time, this will not work. So, this is pretty much useless as you have to wait for a long time before they connect you to the customer representative. You need to use the tolled numbers below.

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 6633Delhi: 011 6000 6633
Mumbai: 022 6000 6633
Kolkatta: 033 6000 6633
Chennai: 044 6000 6633
Bangalore: 080 6000 6633
TataSky DTH is one the DTH with good Customer care.

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Complete List of Channels available in TataSky DTH

Complete List of TV Channels available in TataSky DTH:

Update:
For latest comparison of TV Channels with Numbers across all DTH see : DTH Channel Comparison
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

Other DTH Channel List: TataSky, SunDirect, Dish TV,BIG TV, Videocon D2H, Airtel Digital TV DTH

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