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.

High Definition Channels Available in Airtel DigitalTv HD DTH

Airtel Digital TV Direct to Home Service launched their HD DTH.

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

Out of the handful of HD channels in India, Airtel DTH, at present  have only National Geographic Channel HD as full time channel.

  1. National Geographic HD ( NGC HD)
  2. Discovery HD World( Soon to be added)
  3. ESPN HD( Event based)
  4. Star Sports( Event based )

Event based channels telecast only during specific matches like World cup football or Wimbledon Tennis.

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High Definition Channels available in SunDirect DTH

Sun Direct DTH is the first Direct to Home service in India to provide HD service. They had many many channels in HD. But they were reduced after the INSAT satellite outage few months ago.

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

Following are the HD channels available in Sun HD:

  1. Discovery HD World
  2. National Geographic HD ( NGC HD)
  3. Tamil HD Service( some content upscaled)
  4. Sun HD( Upscaled – Should be available after they get more transponders in new satellite )
  5. Colors HD( Upscaled – Should be available after they get more transponders in new satellite )
  6. Telugu HD Service ( Upscaled – Should be available after they get more transponders in new satellite )

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

Complete List of Channels available in Sun Direct DTH

Sun Direct DTH focuses more on South Indian content. But they have 170+ channels right now.

The channel list with Channel Number of SunDirect DTH follows. This list is after they changed to a new satellite MEASAT.
Tamil: 17 Channels

100 Sun TV
102 K TV
104 Sun Music
106 Adithya TV
108 Tamil VOD
110 Chutti TV
112 Sun News
114 Kalaignar Seithigal
116 Kalaignar TV
118 Jaya TV
120 Jaya Plus
122 DD Podhigai
124 Raj TV
126 Makkal TV
128 Mega TV
130 Vijay TV
132 Vasanth TV

Telugu: 16 Channels

150 Gemini TV
152 Teja TV
154 Gemini Music
156 Navvulu TV
158 Telugu VOD
160 Kushi TV
162 Gemini News
166 ETV Telugu
168 Maa TV
170 Zee Telugu
172 Raj Vissa
176 ETV 2
178 TV 9
180 TV5 Telugu
182 NTV News
184 Bhakthi TV

Malayalam: 12 Channels

200 Surya TV
202 Kiran TV
208 Asianet
210 Asianet Plus
212 Kairali TV
214 Kairali WE
216 Amritha TV
218 DD Malayalam
220 Jaihind
222 Asianet News
224 Manorama News
226 India Vision

Kannada: 12 Channels

250 Udaya TV
252 Udaya Movies
254 Udaya 2
256 Ushe TV
260 Chintu
262 Udaya Varthaegalu
264 ETV Kannada
266 Zee Kannada
268 Kasthuri TV
270 Asianet Suvarna
272 DD Chandana
274 TV 9 Kannada

Hindi Entertainment: 13 Channels

302 DD National
304 Colors
306 Star Plus
308 Zee TV
310 Sony TV
312 Sahara One
314 Bindass
316 NDTV Imagine
318 Star One
320 SAB
322 Star Utsav
324 Zoom Tv
326 DD Bharathi

Hindi Movies: 6 Channels

330 Setmax
332 Star Gold
334 Sahara Filmy
336 Zee Cinema
338 UTV Action
340 UTV Movies

Engilsh Movies: 6 Channels

402 HBO
404 Star Movies
406 WB
408 Sony PIX
410 Zee Studio
412 World Movies

English Entertainment: 6 Channels

452 AXN
454 Star World
456 FX
458 FOX Crime
460 Zee Cafe
462 FTV India

Sports: 7 Channels

500 ESPN
502 Star Sports
506 Ten Sports
508 Star Cricket
510 DD Sports
512 Zee Sports
514 Neo Cricket

Kids: 7 Channels

522 Disney English
524 Pogo
528 Cartoon Network
530 Nickelodeon
532 Hungama
534 Disney XD
536 Baby TV

Informative: 6 Channels

540 Discovery
542 NGC
544 Animal Planet
546 NGC Wild
547 History
548 Gyandharshan

News: 18 Channels

550 DD News
552 Times Now
554 CNN IBN
556 NDTV 24×7
557 Headlines Today
558 CNBC
560 ET Now
562 NDTV Profit
564 Bloomberg UTV
566 CNN
568 BBC World
570 NDTV India
572 Aaj Tak
574 IBN Lokmat
576 CNBC Awaaz
578 DD Lok Sabha
580 DD Rajya Sabha
582 PTC News

Music: 4 Channels

600 Channel V
602 VH1
604 M TV
606 MH1

Regional: 30 Channels ( Bangla, Marathi, Oriya, Gujarathi, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Nepali Channels)
620 DD Bangla
621 Zee Bangla
622 ETV Bangla
623 Star Jalsa
625 Star Ananda
626 Akash Bangla
627 Sangeetha Bangla
629 ETV Oriya
630 DD Oriya
634 O TV
638 ETV Rajasthan
640 DD Urdu
642 ETV Urdu
650 DD Shayadri
652 ETV Marathi
655 Zee Marathi
656 MI Marathi
657 Zee Talkies
658 Star Majha
660 DD Gujurati
661 ETV Gujarati
662 TV9 Gujarati
666 PTC Punjabi
668 Zee Punjabi
669 ETC Punjabi
670 DD Punjabi
675 Mahuaa
680 DD Kashmir
691 NE TV
693 Nepal 1

Religious: 5 Channels

700 Aastha TV
702 SVBC
706 Shalom TV
708 Sanskar
710 GOD TV

International: 1 Channel

755 Russia Today

High Definition: 3 Chanels

964 Discovery HD World
966 National Geographic HD
968 Tamil HD Service

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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.

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High Definition Channels available in TataSky HD DTH

Tata Sky DTH has High Definition service: TataSky HD. The entry cost for HD service is cheapest in in India . It costs just Rs 2600/- for this HD service.

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

They have the following Full time HD channels:

  1. Discovery HD World
  2. National Geographic HD
  3. Star Plus HD

The above channels are available in “HD Gold pack” for Rs30/-

Event Based channels: ESPN HD, Star Sports HD

Star Plus HD and Star Movies HD are expected soon.

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High Definition Channels in Dish TruHD DTH

Dish TV DTH has High Definition Service . The entry cost for HD Set top Box with Dish TV High Definition service is Rs2990/-.

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

At present India has only a handful of HD Channels. The Channels Dish TV are:

  1. Discovery HD World
  2. Nation Geographic HD
  3. Zee Cinema HD ( some content are upscaled )
  4. Zee TV HD ( some contents are upscaled)

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

English Movie Chanels in DTH and Cable in India

With the advent of the DTH services there are many full time English Movie channels are coming to India. Here is the list of English Movie CHannels currently available in DTh/Cable.

Some channels may not be available in all DTH/Cable.

  1. Star Movies
  2. HBO – Home Box Office
  3. MGM
  4. Lumiere Movies
  5. Spix – Sony Pix
  6. TCM
  7. WB- Warner Brothers
  8. UTV World Movies
  9. Z Studio – Zee Studio

All the above channels are available in Tata Sky DTH.

Also see: TataSky, SunDirect, Dish TV,BIG TV, Videocon D2H, Airtel Digital TV DTH

Complete List of Channels Available in Videocon D2H DTH

Here is the complete list of TV channels available in Videocon DTH service with the Channel numbers.

Update:
For comparison of channels with channel Numbers across all DTH see : DTH Channel Comparison
For Complete Comparison Chart of High Definition DTH including STB Ultimate HD DTH Comparison


100 Help Channel

101 Star Plus
103 Zee Tv
105 Colors
107 Star One
109 Sony
111 Ndtv Imagine
113 Sab Tv
115 Sahara Tv
117 9x
121 Star Utsav
123 Bindass
127 Etv Rajasthan
133 Firangi
135 Dd National

161 Star World
201 Set Max
203 Zee Cinema
205 Star Gold
207 Utv Movies
209 Sahara Filmy
211 UTV Action
241 Star Movies
243 Set Pix
245 HBO
247 Zee Studio
249 World Movies
251 MGM
253 WB

270 Mod1
271 Mod2
272 Mod3
273 Mod4
274 Mod5

301 Star News
303 Aaj Tak
305 Ndtv India
307 Zee News
309 Ibn7
311 Day & Night News ( CNEB Removed Aug 2010 )
315 Sahara Samay( Removed Aug 2010)
317 India TV
319 Dd News
341 Cnbc Aawaz
343 Zee Business
351 Ndtv24*7
353 Times Now
355 Cnn Ibn
357 Headlines Today
359 Cnn
361 Bbc World
381 Cnbc18
383 Ndtv Profit
385 Utvi
387 Et Now

401 Espn
403 Star Cricket
405 Neo Cricket
407 Ten Sports
409 Neo Sports
411 Star Sports
413 Zee Sports
415 Dd Sports

501 Cartoon Network
503 Hungama
505 Disney
507 Nick
509 Pogo
511 Disney Xd
513 Animax

551 Mtv
553 Channel V
555 9xm
559 Music India
561 Zing
557 Vh1

601 Discovery
603 Net Geo
605 Fox History
607 Ndtv Goodtimes
609 Discovery Travel And Living
611 Animal Planet

613 Axn
615 Zee Cafe
617 Home Shop18
619 Zoom
621 Ftv
623 Care World
625 Dd Bharti

675 Mh1 Shardha
677 Aastha
679 Sanskar

Bangla : 8 CHannels
701 Zee Bangla
703 Etv Bangla
705 Star Jalsa
707 Aakash Bangla
709 Star Ananda
710 Rupashi Bangla
711 24 Ghanta Tv
713 DD Bangla

Marathi: 4 Channels
721 Zee Marathi
723 Etv Marathi
725 Star Pravah
727 Star Majha
729 Mi Marathi

731 Saam Tv
733 24 Taas
735 Zee Talkies
737 Ibn Lokmat
739 Dd Sahayadri

741 Etv Gujrati
743 Tv9 Gujrati
745 Dd Girnar
751 Ptc Punjabi
753 Zee Punjabi
755 Etc Punjabi
757 Ptc News
759 PTV Chak De
761 Mh1
763 Dd Punjabi
775 Mahua
786 Nepal 1
787 Ne Tv
791 Etv Oriya
792 Otv
793 Naxatra News
794 Dd Odia
795 Etv Urdu
796 Dd Urdu

Tamil: 17 Channels
801 Sun TV
803 K TV
805 Sun Music
806 Sun News
807 Kalaignar Seithigal
808 Jaya Plus
809 Chutti Tv
811 Star Vijay
813 Jaya Tv
815 Kalaignar TV
817 Isai Aruvi
819 Siripoli
xxx Aditya TV
823 Vasanath TV
825 Raj TV
827 Jaya Max
829 DD Podhigai
xxx SVBC

Kannada: 11 Channels
831 Udaya TV
833 Udaya Movies
835 Zee Kannada
837 U2
839 Udaya Varthgalu
841 Etv Kannada
843 Tv9 Karnataka
844 Suvarna News 24×7
845 Suvarna
847 Kasturi
849 Dd Chandana

Malayalam: 12 Channels
851 Surya Tv
853 Kiran Tv
855 Asianet
856 Asianet Plus
857 Kairali Tv
858 Amrita Tv
859 Dd Malayalam
860 Jai Hind
863 Asianet News
864 Manorama News
865 Indiavision
869 Shalom Tv

Telugu: 12 Channels
871 Gemini Tv
873 Teja Tv
875 Gemini Music
877 Zee Telugu
879 Gemini News
881 Etv Telegu
883 Etv2 Telegu News
885 Maa Tv
887 Tv9 Telegu News
889 Tv5 Telegu
891 Sakshi Tv
893 Ntv

900 Service Channel ( Removed Aug 2010 )

Radio Channels – Press Menu Button On The Remote To Access These Channels Under Radio Option.

950 Air Vbs (Added In January 2010)
951 Air Telegu (Added In January 2010)
952 Air Tamil (Added In January 2010)
953 Air Kannada (Added In January 2010)
954 Air North East (Added In January 2010)
955 Air Punjabi (Added In January 2010)
956 Air Urdu (Added In January 2010)
957 Air Oriya (Added In January 2010)
958 Air Malayalam (Added In January 2010)
959 Air Assamese (Added In January 2010)
965 Air Hindi (Added In January 2010)
966 Air Marathi (Added In January 2010)
967 Air Gujrati (Added In January 2010)
968 Air Bangla (Added In January 2010)
969 Radio Kashmir (Added In January 2010)
970 Rainbow Delhi (Added In January 2010)
971 Rainbow Chennai (Added In January 2010)
972 Rainbow Banglore (Added In January 2010)
973 Gold Mumbai (Added In January 2010)
974 Gold Delhi (Added In January 2010)

Active Services : Press Menu Button On The Remote To Access These Services Under Direct Active

DD Active (DD Lok Sabha / DD Rajya Sabha / DD Gyandarshan / DD Norst East)

State Active – (ETV Up / ETV Mp / Zee Chattisgarh / Zee 24 Ghantalu)

Active Darshan – (Svbc / Sadhana / Bhakti / Angel TV) ( GOD Removed Aug,2010 )

Active Finance : (Mutual Fund / Buy Mf / Benifits / Know More )

Direct Games : Press Menu Button On The Remote To Access These Services Under Direct Active

Direct Puzzle : Press Menu Button On The Remote To Access These Services Under Direct Active

There are not High Definition Channels in VideoCon DTH as they have not started the HD service.

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Complete List of Channels available in BIG TV DTH

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

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



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

140-Marathi
141-Telugu
142-Kannada
143-Tamil
144-Bengali
145-Bhojpuri

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
456 CNN IBN
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

iCare
iGames
iStock
iAstro
iCooking
iShopping
iHolidays

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