TataSky reduces STB cost to Rs999 from 1599

Competition is heating up in India DTH space. The entry cost for TataSky DTH has come down to Rs999/- . this includes Set Top Box and installation charges.

Offer also includes:

Standard installation worth Rs 1,000 free
1 month subscription of Super Saver /South Jumbo Pack free
4 showcase movies free

I like their “No conditions apply” tag :). Example Sun Direct is advertising they offer connection at Rs400/- but they charge Rs1250/- as installation charge.

Economic Times writes:

Direct-to-Home operator Tata Sky on Wednesday slashed the price of its set top boxes (STBs) to Rs 999, a move that will further fuel the competition in the DTH space.

“The aim is to make the STBs as affordable as possible and drive digitisation. Rural markets is a big opportunity and a major portion of our monthly additions are coming from the smaller towns,” Tata Sky Chief Marketing Officer Vikram Mehra told PTI.

The price of Rs 999, which includes hardware and installation cost, will help add significant numbers to the subscriber base, he added.

Champions League Twenty 20 Cricket 2010 in Star Cricket HD in Tata Sky

Airtel champions league Twenty 20 CLT20 is now availa ble in High Definition. In this Mumbai Indian, Chennai Super Kings(CSK) and Bangalore Royal Challengers participate with other 7 overseas team.

Tata Sky DTH Star Cricket HD on Channel number : 417

Probably Dish TV,Airtel DigitalTV and BIG TV will soon add this channel.

Update:

Star Cricket HD in Tata Sky Pictures:

For High Definition DTH comparison for India see this post.

Sun Direct DTH upgrading STB manually after satellite change

Sun DTH, faced a major problem after the INSTAT transponder failure. They moved to a new satellite METSAT. But they need to do upgrades in STB of the customers for completely switching over to the new satellite.

They have put up the following notice in their website.

Your DTH service equipment needs to be upgraded for uninterrupted service. Sun Direct is sending its technicians to do this for you.

We request you to please co-operate with them to help us provide you better service.

Please note that this service is free of charge.

Thank you for your co-operation
Sun Direct TV Pvt Ltd

One of our readers has posted a link to do the upgrade manually: Sun DTH SAT Change

I have not tried this. It may or may not work!