While choosing a Direct-To-Home connection, you must know the various facets of a good network. If you are changing to DTH from your existing cable connection, it might be useful to note the signal quality, number of channels and other factors of the connection.
Before you choose any Direct-To-Home network, understand the packages that every provider is offering. You can subscribe to one of the available packages or customize to create one for yourself. You can pay only for the channels that you want to watch. All the leading DTH networks are offering various packages as per your budget and preferences.
We will consider the three leading DTH providers in India– Dish TV, Tata Sky, and Airtel TV, to make a comparison.
Dish TV DTH offers 402+ channels. You can opt from Base packs, HD packs, Add-on packs, and Mera-Apna pack. Some of the popular base packs are Bharat Pack, Swagat, Super Family, Maxi Kids, Maxi Sports, World Pack, and Titanium. Titanium pack offers the highest number of channels with premium services like Dish Box Office and Kids Active. Dish TV HD packages – Game On HD and Full On HD, which starts at Rs. 148/- and Rs.191/- per month. The set-top box price starts at Rs.1700/-. You can also Add-On any HD channel starting at Rs. 21/-. You can top-up any base pack with any SD or HD channel to make the pack of your choice starting at Rs.8.5/- per month. You can also watch all Live TV via My DishTV App. Their subscription plans are available for 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. You can contact their 24/7 Dish TV number for any troubleshooting.
Tata Sky DTH offers more flexible packages, with over 385 channels. TruChoice offers genre-based DTH packages. Popular base packs are Dhamaka, South Special, Dhamaka Kids, Sports Dhamaka, and Bumper. My 99 pack is available at Rs.99/- per month. Platinum HD packs start at Rs.8500/- per month. Other HD channels start at Rs.175/- month. They offer MultiTV subscription which allows you to watch all the channels across all TV sets. They also offer the highest number of regional language channels. South Special channel is available in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh.
Popular channel packages offered by Airtel TV are My Plan 99, My Plan 219, Value Prime Kids, My Family, My Sports, New Mega, Infinity. 3-month subscription of Infinity plan starts at Rs. 1611/-. It offers a plethora of movies, news, entertainment, lifestyle, music, adventure, etc. You will get a one-year subscription of Amazon prime with postpaid Infinity plans of Rs.499/- and above. They also offer channels in regional languages like Assamese, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Malayalam, etc. Infinity All HD is the best HD package on Airtel TV. You can also download the Airtel TV App to live stream 350+ Live TV channels. 10000+ movies and TV shows and series.
You can certainly opt for channel packages or customize a package to suit the entertainment needs of your family. If you have kids, it is highly recommended to add channels manually that broadcast family friendly content.