Top 5 best DTH (Direct-to-home) services in India

DTH (Direct-to-Home) service refers to the wireless transmission of satellite TV broadcasting directly to ones personal dish antenna. It is mandatory to have a subscription of DTH (Direct-to-home) services these days, if one wants to have a television connection. DTH (Direct-to-Home) service has thus, hugely eliminates the dependency on the contact of local cable operator.

The DTH networks includes broadcasting centres, satellites, encoders, DTH receivers, multiplexers and modulators. The subscriber of DTH (Direct-to-home) services needs to install decodes which converts the signal received from the satellite to data, video signals & audio .

It features digitization empowering hassle free & high quality in terms of picture, sound etc. There are over 84.80 million & growing number of subscribers using DTH services in India, all enjoying a redefined leisure of television viewing.

There are few things to be kept in mind before one chooses the service provider wisely, such as:

  • Quality of services (picture quality, signal strength, technology and equipment)
  • Packages & support
  • Pricing
  • Number of channels
  • HD channels provided

Let us take a sneak peak into our list of top 5 best DTH (direct-to-home) services in India, that will enable you to seamlessly enjoy & access entertainment.

5. Airtel Digital TV

AIRTEL-DIGITALAirtel stands fifth amongst the top 5 best DTH (Direct-to-home) service provider in the country. It was founded way back in the year 2008 and has its headquarters situated in Mumbai.

It offers nearly 394 channels, including 19 HD channels. Airtel enjoys a total base clients of 8.8 million countrywide, assuring the best in class customer care service too.

Its is one of the leading DTH provider that offers true High Definition brilliance, crystal clear picture, flexible packages, exclusive cinema channels and Digital Video Recorder at low cost & convenience in one set-top box and that to at a very affordable price.

4. Sundirect

sun-directQuite famous in the southern part of India, Sun direct is renowned Indian direct broadcast satellite service provider which was founded in the year 20007, & has its head office situated in at Chennai.

Sun Direct uses the latest MPEG-4 based technology to enhance broadcast capacity.
It features are  pay-per-view, true HD channels. DVR, mobile and internet etc.

They also broadcasts some regional channels in HD. Total number of HD channels provided by Sun Direct are 178, 9 true regional HD channels.

Sundirect stands fourth in the list of top 5 best DTH (Direct-to-home) services in India.

3. Dishtv

disht-tvWidely popular countrywide, Dishtv enjoys the trust of over 13 million customers  in all corners of the country and is said to be Asia’s largest television provider.

Founded by R. C. Venkateish in the year 2004, a division of Zee Network Enterprise, DishTV offers features like true HD channels, low cost DVR, with over 400+ channels, accessibility in the car, mobile & internet ready feature etc.

It comes with latest innovations like Electronic Program Guide, movies on demand, interactive TV etc.

2. Videocon d2h

videocon_d2h_logoFeaturing next on the list is, Videocon DTH which offers a new age satellite television platform that makes use of revolutionary MPEG4 with DVD S2 technology. The most attractive offering is its highest number of sports channels.

Total channel provided are 366 and it also offers latest updates related to cricket, music, weather, Bollywood, stock market etc. Videocon was also the first to come up with a a 3D recording capability & DVR.

Videocon D2H stands second in the list of top 5 DTH (Direct-to-home) services in India.

1. Tatasky

tata-skyFounded in the year 2004, Tata sky satellite television has its headquarters in Mumbai and , is a JV between the TATA Group and STAR. Securing the number one position, Tata Sky is reputed and caters with best customer service amongst all the other  DTH companies.

The company uses MPEG-4 digital compression technology and MPEG-2 transmission using INSAT 4A satellite.

The company offers features like true HD channels, Low-cost DVR, mobile and internet ready etc. They offer  It currently offers 268 SD channels, 24 HD channels and 13D VOD channel.

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