ESPN HD: Now on TataSky,Videocon D2H, BIG TV DTH

EspnStar has launched ESPN HD channel after the launch of the recent Star Cricket High Definition Channel. Now we have two High definition channels for Sports in Indian DTH.

Now the channel has been added to the following DTH: TataSky(getting added 30th Oct 2011) , Videocon D2H(first DTH to add this channel) and BIG TV HD DTH.

Let’s hope other DTH operators: Airtel Digital TV, Sundirect and Dish TV adds ESPN HD.

Also See:

HD DTH Comparison with Asli HD Channel List

Star Movies HD India: Available on Tata Sky DTH

Tata Sky DTH has launched Start Movies HD in India. This High Definition channel shows the same program as in the SD channel. But these offer 1080i HD resolution with Dolby 5.1 sound.

These are available in Tata Sky HD STB or Tata Sky HD Plus DVR.


Star Movies HD Channel Number on Tata Sky: 342

Star Movies HD Screenshots below:

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.

Ten Cricket added on DTH: Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV, Sun Direct, BIG TV, Videocon

Ten Cricket is part of the Ten Sports Group. Now, they have started a new channel “TEN Cricket” exclusively for the sport of Cricket. The first series being broadcast by this chanel is the India vs South Africa Test and ODI series to be held this month in SA.

The channel being added by DTH operators and MSO. Following are teh channel number of Ten Cricket in Indian DTH:

Dish TV : Channel No 658

Tata Sky: Channel No 415 ( now removed temporarily. It will be added again before the SA series. Update: Now it is up again . Pay Rs30/- to watch it. Another best option for Tata Sky user is to subscribe for “India Cricket Channel” )

Airtel Digital TV:  Channel No 224 ( Rs 30 + Tax)

BIG TV: Chanel Number 509

Sun Direct : Channel Number 516

Videocon D2H yet to add this channel.

Movies Now HD: New High Definition Channel for India

Times Television Network is ready to launch a new High Definition English movie channel. TOI writes

Times Television Network brings yet another uniquely positioned TV channel to urban India, Movies Now. This channel will give its viewers a whole new experience with stunning pictures in 1080i and awesome 5.1 surround sound. Viewers will get to watch the best of Hollywood in HD for the first time in India.

Soon it is expected in Indian DTH like TataSky, Airtel and BIG.

Already TataSky is planning for Star Movies HD. If these two launches, we’ll have a great entertainment in HD Hollywood movies .


Movies now launched their service on 19 Dec 2010 by Times Network which also runs channels like “Times Now” News. Channel is broadcast both in SD(Standard Definition) and HD(High Definition). The SD channel is broadcast by cable network as as of now. It is seen in local cables network in many cities including Chennai.

Soon the HD channels should be available in DTH.

Update(24 Dec 2010):

Sun Direct HD has added Movies Now HD

For the list of HD Channels in Indian DTH : HD TV Channels in India

DD HD: Doordarshan in High Definition for CWG

Doordarshan has started DD HD channel which is available in all the DTH platforms( except Videocon as they have not launched the HD service yet). Tata Sky, Sun Direct, Dish TV, BIG TV and Airtel Digital TV.

Picture clarity is very good in 1080i resolution. Audio is encoded in dolby 5.1 . This is noticed in TataSky HD. But the audio comes only in the front speakers and there is squeaks in audio. Hope it will be corrected soon.

Enjoy the CWG( Common Wealth games ) in High Definition!

Also see:

HD Channels in in Indian 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.

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.

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