DTH Channel List Comparison with Channel Number: Tata Sky,Airtel,Dish TV,Sun Direct,Videocon,BIG TV

The Ultimate DTH Channel list comparison chart with the respective channel numbers is available below. This covers Tata Sky DTH, Airtel Digital TV, BIG TV, Sun Direct and  Videocon D2H.

This spreadsheet has comparison of the channels in following categories:
1) Bangla(Bengali) Channels in DTH
2) Bihari CHannels
3) Devotional Channels
4) Educational Channels
5) English Entertainment CHannels
6) English Movie CHannels
7) Gujarati Channels
8) Hindi Entertainment Channels
9) Hindi movie Channels
10) Hindi News Channels
11) Infotainment Channels ( Knowledge)
12) International Channels
13) Kannada Channels
14) Kids Children Channels
15) Lifestyle Channels
16) Malayalam Channels
17) Marathi Channels
18) Music Channels
19) Hindi News Channels( including Business Channels)
20) North East Channels
21) Oriya Channels
22) Punjabi Channels
23) Sports Channels
24) Tamil Channels
25) Telugu Channels
26) Urdu Channels

Tamil,Telugu,Malayalam,Kannada,Gujarati, Marathi ,North East Channels are Regional Channels.

If there are any discrepancies please let me know , I shall update it.

Indian DTH Latest Price and Offers Comparison: TataSky,Airtel,BIG TV,Dish TV,Sun Direct,VideoCon

Update: For for Latest High Definition DTH Prices and Latest offers refer: HD DTH Comparison: TataSky HD vs Airtel HD vs Dish TV HD vs BIG TV HD vs SunDirect HD

The latest entry cost and offers of Indian Direct To Home Services are given below. These offers may include the Set Top Box, Installation and free monthly package subscriptions:

Please check the official sites for current offers as they change the offers on a weekly basis.

1) Tata Sky: Official Offers At TataSky

2) Dish TV: Dish TV Offers: Platinum offer. For other offers just select the offers section from their home page.

3) Sun Direct DTH: The latest SunDirect Price Plans and offers.

4) BIG TV DTH: Latest BIG TV prices & offers

5) Airtel Digital TV: Airtel DTH offers

6) Videocon D2H DTH: D2H Videocon offers and promotions

BIG TV Customer Support Number,Email and Address

BIG TV DTH Customer Care phone number and Email details are given below:

Call Us:
All India (except North East states and J&K) :

1800 200 9001 (Toll-free Number)
1860 200 6666 ( Tolled)
9864098888 (local charges applicable)
Other North East States:
9863098888 (local charges applicable)
Jammu & Kashmir:
0191-2435017 (local charges applicable)


Write to Us:
2nd Floor, ´A´ Block,
Reliance Communications Limited
Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City
Thane Belapur Road,
Kopar Khairne,
Navi Mumbai – 400709

Customer Care details of Other DTH: Tata Sky, Sun,Videocon, Airtel,Dish TV

Tamil Channels available in DTH :Comparison Latest and Updated

If you are a Tamil TV Viewer and looking to buy a DTH service, you might have the following questions:

  1. Is [intlink id=”72″ type=”post”]Sun Direct[/intlink] the best DTH service for Tamil viewers as they give lot of ads in Sun Network channels?
  2. Which DTH has the highest number of Tamil channels: Sun Direct or [intlink id=”476″ type=”post”]BIG TV[/intlink] or Videocon DTH ?
  3. Does [intlink id=”77″ type=”post”]Tata Sky[/intlink] has all the important Tamil channels even if it does not all the channels?
  4. Which DTH service has Raj Digital Plus and Zee Tamil? Dish TV or [intlink id=”153″ type=”post”]Airtel Digital TV[/intlink]?
  5. Who has the maximum number of Tamil Music channels?

Find it for yourself in the latest and updated Tamil channel list comparison chart:

Some key points to note:

  • Zee Tamil,Raj Digital Plus and SS Music are only available in Dish TV
  • Channel UFX available only on BIG TV
  • BIG TV has maximum number of Tamil channels( as on August 2010 )

DTH Rain problems in TataSky/Airtel/Dish TV Solution

DTH services like Tata Sky , Airtel, BIG TV, Sun Direct, Dish TV and Videocon DTH offers high quality Video and audio than regular Cable TV.

But these DTH has it’s own disadvantages as well. These DTH have bigger problem during rainy seasons.  This is more apparent in TataSky and Dish TV which started earlier. Though all DTH has problems during rain, old TataSky /Dish Tv subscribers face the problem even during less rain. This is because earlier installation used smaller Dish.

The new DTH and even TataSky are now installing 25% bigger dish to the new customers.

If you face severe issues during Rain like “No Singal”, you need to request them to change to the bigger dish.

This will not 100% solve the problem. But, the channels will be available most of the time. Only during heavy rains it will display the “No Signal” message.

How to change audio language in Airtel,TataSky,Dish TV,BIG TV,SunDirect,Videocon DTH

Indian DTH services has many channels with multiple languages: English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

The audio language from English to Hindi, Hindi to Tamil, English to Telugu, English to Tamil can be easily changed in most of thsi DTH.

In TataSky, when viewing the channel  just press the green button to change to the language of your choice.

In Airtel Digital TV , press the blue button to change language.

In Dish TV, Press the button with the ‘speaker mark’ or A LANG button on your remote, the language will change automatically, from English to Hindi / or to the available audio on the channel.

Sun Direct has poor support in this: Press Audio Button in the remote -> from the menu select-Right -> and the language will be English.

Similar options exists for other DTH services: BIG and VideoCon D2H

HD Channels available in BIG TV High Definition DTH

BIG TV DTH introduced HD service. It is the only High Definition DTH service to offer DVR recording capability in the HD Set Top Box. So, the entry cost bit higher than other HD DTH services. The HD DVR box cost is Rs 4990/-

For the updated list  comparison of other DTH see: Ultimate HD DTH Comparison

They have only very few HD channels to offer at present.

Following are the High Definition Channels available in BIG TV HD:

  1. National Geographic HD
  2. Star Plus HD

they are expected to add Discovery HD and other channels soon.

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

Complete List of Channels available in BIG TV DTH

Following is the complete list of channels available in BIG TV Direct To Home service.

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

Total TV Channels: 231
Radio Channels: 11
Interactive Channels: 7

TV Channels according Channel numbers:

Preview  : 1 Channel
100 – Preview

Hindi Cinema : 5 Channels
120-Hindi Blockbuster
121-Hindi Action
122-Hindi Family
123-Hindi Drama
124-Hindi Romance

Regional Cinema : 6 Channels


Pay Per View : 10 Channels
160 Choice Pay 1
161 Choice Pay 2
162 Choice Pay 3
163 Choice Pay 4
164 Choice Pay 5
165 Choice Pay 6
166 Choice Pay 7
167 Choice Pay 8
168 Choice Pay 9
169 Choice Pay 10

Hindi Entertainment: 18 Channels

205 DD National
206 Star Plus
207 Sony
208 Star One
209 Zee TV
210 SAB TV
211 Sahara One
212 Star Ustav
213 NDTV Imagine
214 Zoom TV
215 Bindass
216 DD Bharti
217 9X
218 Firangi
219 H S 18
220 Colors
223 Star Plus HD
227 Mahuaa TV

English Entertainment: 8 Channels

252 AXN
253 Star World
254 Zee Cafe
255 Kbs World.
257 Fashion TV
258 Zee Trendz
259 FOX
260 FOX Crime

Hindi Movies : 7 Channels

305 Set Max
306 Star Gold
307 Zee Cinema
308 UTV Movies
309 UTV Action
310 Zee Premier
313 Filmy

English Movies: 6 Channels

354 Star Movies
355 HBO
356 Zee Studio
357 PIX
358 WB
359 World Movies

Hindi News: 19 Channels

405 DD News
406 Aaj Tak
407 Star News
408 Zee News
409 NDTV India
410 India TV
411 IBN 7
412 Aaj Tak Tez
413 DD Lok Sabha
414 DD Rajya Sabha
415 Sahara National
416 ETV Uttar Pradesh
417 ETV Bihar
418 ETV Rajasthan
419 ETV Madhya Pradesh
421 Live India
423 Tv99 Rajasthan
424 CNEB
425 A2Z News

English News: 9 Channels

453 Times Now
454 NDTV 24×7
455 Headlines Today
457 CNN
458 BBC World
459 NDTV Hindu
460 News X
461 Russia Today
462 Day & Night News

Business: 6 Channels

481 Zee Business
482 NDTV Profit
483 CNBC TV18
484 CNBC Awaaz
485 Bloomberg UTV
486 ET Now

Sports: 7 Channels

502 DD Sports
503 ESPN
504 Star Sports
505 Ten Sports
506 Star Cricket
507 Neo Cricket
508 Neo Sports

Informative: 10 Channels

550 Discovery Channel
551 National Geographic Channel
552 Discovery Travel & Living
553 Animal Planet
554 The History Channel
555 NDTV Good Times
556 DD Gyandarshan
557 NGC H D
558 Nat Geo Wild
559 Nat Geo Adventure

Kids: 7 Channels

603 Disney Channel
605 Cartoon Network
606 Hungama TV
607 Disney XD
608 Animax
609 Nick
610 Pogo

Devotional : 4 Channels

650 Aastha TV
651 Sanskar TV
652 Mh1 Shraddha
653 God TV

Music: 6 Channels

703 MTV
704 Channel [V]
705 Vh1
706 Music India
707 9XM
708 Nat Geo Music

Tamil : 19 Channels

802 Sun TV
803 Star Vijay
804 Jaya TV
805 Kalaignar TV
806 Chutti TV
807 Raj TV
808 DD Podhigai
810 KTV
811 Adithya TV
812 Siripoli
813 Makkal TV
814 Mega TV
816 Vasanth TV
817 Polimer
820 Sun News
821 Kaliagnar Seithigal
822 Jaya Plus
825 Sun Music
827 Isai Aruvi

828 Channel UFX

Telugu : 17 Channels

831 Gemini TV
832 Teja TV
833 ETV Telugu
834 Maa TV
835 Zee Telugu
836 Navvulu Tv
842 SVBC
843 Bhakti TV
849 TV5 Telugu
850 TV9 Telugu
851 ETV2
852 Gemini News
853 NTV Telugu
854 StudioN
855 Gemini Music
856 HMTV
857 Mahaa News

Malayalam: 13 Channels

861 Asianet
862 Surya TV
863 Kiran TV
864 Kairali TV
865 Asianet Plus
866 Amrita TV
867 Shalom TV
868 DD Malayam
869 Asianet News
870 Manorama News
871 Indiavision
872 Kairali WE
873 Jaihind TV

Kannada: 11 Channels

881 Udaya TV
882 ETV Kannada
883 Asianet Suvarna
884 Zee Kannada
885 Udaya Movies
886 Kasturi
887 Ushe TV
888 DD Chandana
890 Udaya Varthegalu
891 TV9 Kannada
895 Udaya 2

Marathi: 9 Channels

901 Zee Marathi
902 ETV Marathi
903 Mi Marathi
904 Zee Talkies
905 DD Sahyadri
906 Star Pravah
907 Saam TV
911 Star Majha
912 IBN Lokmat

Bangla : 8 Channels

921 ETV Bangla
922 Zee Bangla
923 Aakaash Bangla
924 Star Ananda
925 Star Jalsa.
926 24 Ghante
927 DD Bangla
928 Sangeet Bangla

Gujarati: 3 Channels

942 ETV Gujarati
943 DD Gujarati
944 TV9 Gujarati

Punjabi: 7 Channels

950 DD Punjabi
951 ETC Punjabi
952 Zee Punjabi
953 PTC Punjabi
954 Mh1
955 PTC News
956 Chardikla TIME TV

Oriya : 3 Channels

960 DD Oriya
961 ETV Oriya
962 OTV

North-East : 3 Channels
966 NE TV
967 News Live
968 Nepal 1

Urdu: 3 Channels
971 DD Urdu
972 ETV Urdu
978 DD Kashir

Other: 4 Channels
314 Test 1
990 ISP Video
996 PTC Chakde
999 Help Channel

Radio Channels: 11

Radio Kashmir
AIR Bangla
AIR Hindi
AIR Marathi
FM Gold Mumbai
AIR Gujarati
FM Rainbow Delhi
FM Rainbow Chennai
FM Rainbow Bangalore
FM Gold Delhi
Radio Netherlands

Interactive Service: 6


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