Best DTH Plans and Recharge Offers 2021

DTH (Direct To Home) allows users to watch satellite television channels using a dish that receives signals from direct-broadcast satellites. DTH operations in India began in the year 2000. The first DTH company is Dish TV, which was started in the year 2003 and DD Free Dish followed it in 2004. India currently has 6 DTH service providers including the DD Free Dish. These include Dish TV, Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, D2h, Sun Direct, and DD Free Dish. Independent TV, which is formerly known as Reliance Big TV will commence its operations soon in India, making the total DTH companies to seven. Consolidation in the DTH industry started with Dish TV and Videocon D2h merger that was completed in the year 2018. Post-merger, the two companies are operating independently and the Videocon D2h was renamed to D2h. As per the March 2019 data, the DTH subscriber base reached 72.44 million in India. Dish TV with 40% market share stands first followed by Tata Sky (25%) and Airtel Digital TV (22%). All the DTH providers offer SD and HD channels at best prices.

After new TRAI rules came into effect, users can pay to only the channels they wish to watch. To make this process easier, DTH companies have come with new packs for their subscribers. All the companies offer a base package that includes at least 100 FTA (Free To Air) channels offered at a starting price of Rs 99 per month. Users have the option of adding individual channels, a bouquet of several channels or any FTA channels to make a pack. DTH companies are also coming up with new customized packages and plans for their customers to make things easier. For eg., all Hindi channels at a particular price, all Telugu channels, only sports channels pack, Hindi entertainment pack, Hindi Movies pack, Kids pack, etc. Operators are also offering Broadcaster packs to further streamline things and further reduce monthly DTH bills. Broadcaster packs for eg., include Sony, Star, Zee, TV 18, ETV Sun TV packs, etc., and prices start at just Rs 30 per pack. If you are not interested to view all the channels of a broadcaster pack, you can add individual channels via a-la-carte option.