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Tata Sky

Tata Sky

Type Industry Founded

Joint venture Satellite television 2004

Headquarters Mumbai, India Area served Key people Products Parent India Harit Nagpal (MD & CEO) Direct broadcast satellite, Pay television, Pay-per-view Tata Group (80%) STAR Group (20%) [1]


TATA Sky is a direct broadcast satellite television provider in India, using MPEG-2 digital compression technology, transmitting using INSAT 4A at 83.0E.[2] Its primary competitors are cable television and other DTH service providersAirtel digital TV, Reliance Big TV, DD Direct+, Dish TV, Sun Direct, and Videocon D2H.

It is a joint venture between the Tata Group, that owns 80% and STAR Group that owns a 20% stake.[3] Tata Sky was incorporated in 2004 but was launched only in 2006. It currently offers close to 196 channels (as of december 2010) and some interactive ones; this count includes some numbers off HD channels offered by Tata Sky (as Tata Sky-HD) and interactive services also. In March 2010, Sun Microsystems partnered with Tata Sky to to provide IT Infrastructure solutions and support for the launch of the company's direct-to-home (DTH) television.[4] The company uses the Sky brand owned by British Sky Broadcasting.[5] In October 2008, Tata Sky announced launching of DVR service Tata Sky+ which allowed 90 hours of recording in a MPEG-4 compatible Set Top Box. The remote is provided with playback control keys and is being sold with special offers for existing suscribers. After 2011 when TATA Sky + started selling only HD Version of TATA Sky+ know know as TATA Sky + HD. In 2008, Singapore-based Temasek Holdings picked up 10% stake in Tata Sky from the Tata Group. This has diluted Tata's stake in the venture to 75%. STARs parent company, News Corporation, owns an International group of DTH businesses that include Sky Italia in Italy and Foxtel in Australia.
Tata Sky dish antenna unit

Tata Sky

Make my pack
In 2010, Tata Sky launched India's first la carte service that enables subscribers to either create their own pack with only individual channels, or do a mix-n-match of the existing TruChoice packs with stand-alone channels.[6] [7]

Tata Sky+
Tata Sky+ is a premium set-top box-cum-Personal Video Recorder or even known as DVR Digital Video Recorder in HD that allows recording up to 130 hours of live TV, recording one programme while watching another, pause, fast-forward and rewind a live telecast and review a TV programme.

Tata Sky HD
Tata Sky HD was launched on June 14, 2010, and has channels in their native resolution of 1080i or 720p. The STB is compatible with 5.1 CH surround sound as well. The service currently offers Seven HD channels - National Geographic Channel HD, Discovery HD, Star Movies HD, Star Plus HD, Star Cricket HD, Star World HD, STAR Gold HD.

Tata Sky+ HD
Tata Sky have launched their HD DVR Set Top Box. Tata sky plus HD comes with a 500 GB hard-disk allowing 625 hours of SDTV recording.

Subscriber Base
Tata Sky had about 7 million subscribers as of April 2011.[8] There are about 30 million DTH subscribers in India as of February 2011.[9]

Channel List
The following is the list of channels provided by Tata Sky as of October 2011.[10]
Channel Name Help Channel 100 Help Hindi Entertainment 101 103 104 105 107 109 111 113 115 117 116 123 DD National STAR Plus STAR Plus HD STAR One Imagine TV STAR Utsav Sony SAB TV Sahara One Zee TV UTV Bindass Colors

Tata Sky

127 152 153 154 155 156 157 Star CJ Alive ETV Rajasthan ETV UP ETV Bihar Mahuaa TV ETV MP DD Bharati Devotional 180 181 182 184 185 186 Aastha Sanskar SVBC Disha TV Sadhna TV Paras TV Fashion, Lifestyle & English Entertainment 201 202 203 205 207 209 211 213 217 219 221 STAR World STAR World HD FX BBC Entertainment AXN TLC Fashion TV Zee Cafe Fox Crime NDTV Good Times Discovery Turbo Hindi Movies 301 302 303 305 307 309 311 313 315 STAR Gold STAR Gold HD Showcase Promo SET Max Filmy Zee Cinema UTV Movies UTV Action Zee Classic English Movies 341 342 STAR Movies STAR Movies HD

Tata Sky

345 347 349 351 353 355 357 PIX HBO Zee Studio World Movies WB MGM TCM Pay Per View 371 372 373 374 Showcase 1 Showcase 2 Showcase 3 Showcase 4 Sports 400 401 403 405 407 408 409 411 413 415 417 India Cricket DD Sports STAR Sports ESPN TEN Sports STAR Cricket HD NEO Cricket NEO Sports STAR Cricket TEN Cricket TEN Action+ News 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 532 533 DD News STAR News NDTV India Aaj Tak Zee News Zee Business CNBC Awaaz Lok Sabha TV India TV News 24 IBN-7 DD Rajya Sabha NDTV 24x7 NDTV Profit

Tata Sky

534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 Times Now Headlines Today BBC World News CNBC TV18 CNN CNN-IBN NewsX Bloomberg UTV ET Now Infotainment 551 553 557 561 563 565 567 569 570 National Geographic Channel Fox History & Traveller Discovery Channel Animal Planet Discovery Science National Geographic Channel HD Discovery Channel HD History tv Topper

History tv 571 DD Gyan Darshan Kids 601 603 605 607 609 613 615 Hungama Disney XD Disney Channel CBeebies Nickelodeon Cartoon Network Pogo Music 700 701 702 703 704 705 707 709 725 Actve Music Channel V MTV 9XM Zoom E24 UTV Stars Sony MIX VH1 Tamil

Tata Sky

801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 DD TAMIL Sun TV KTV Sun News Sun Music Chutti TV STAR Vijay Jaya TV Kalaignar TV Raj TV Isai Aruvi Other 819 Active Doordarshan Telugu 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829 830 Sakshi TV Zee Telugu Gemini TV Gemini News Gemini Comedy Gemini Music ETV Telugu ETV 2 Maa TV TV5 Telugu TV9 Telugu Marathi 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 DD Sahyadri ETV Marathi Zee Marathi Mi Marathi STAR Majha STAR Pravah IBN Lokmat Zee 24 Taas Zee Talkies Saam Marathi Kannada 841 842 DD Chandana Udaya TV

Tata Sky

843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 Udaya Movies ETV Kannada TV 9 Kannada U2 Udaya Varthegalu Asianet Suvarna Zee Kannada Kasthuri TV Bengali 851 852 553 854 855 856 857 858 859 860 DD Bangla STAR Ananda ETV Bangla Zee Bangla Akash Bangla STAR Jalsha 24 Ghanta Sony Aath Sangeet Bangla Rupashi Bangla Malayalam 862 863 864 865 Surya TV Kiran Asianet Asianet News Gujarati 872 874 ?? ETV Gujarati TV9 Gujarati DD Gujarati(Not available on TATA Sky) Punjabi 880 881 882 883 mh1 Zee Punjabi PTC News PTC Punjabi Oriya 886 887 888 889 Tarang TV DD Oriya ETV Oriya Orissa TV North East and Urdu

Tata Sky

891 892 893 894 895 896 897 897 DY 365 News Live ETV Urdu DD North East NE TV DD Urdu Nepal 1 Rang

Active Channels
DD Girnar DD Kashir DD Punjabi DD Saptagiri NDTV Hindu

Tata Sky Active Services

Actve Cooking Actve Darshan (Shirdi Saibaba/ISKCON/Siddhi Vinayak/Kashi Vishwanath/SVBC) Actve Doordarshan (DD Gujarati/DD Saptagiri/ DD Punjabi/ DD Kashir) Active Star News Actve English Actve Games Actve Learning Actve Mall Actve Music Actve Stories Actve STAR News Actve Wizkids

Certifications and Honours

ISO 27001: 2005 accreditation
In March 2009, Tata Sky, became the first Indian direct-to-home (DTH) service provider to be awarded the ISO 27001:2005 accreditation, the benchmark for information security.[11] ISO 27001:2005 is an international standard that provides specifications and guidance for the establishment and proper maintenance of an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The assessment for the certification was conducted by Intertek Systems Certification, the management systems business unit of Intertek Group. This certification confirms that every transaction carried out through Tata Skys IT systems are highly secure.

Tata Sky

Superbrand 20092010
Tata Sky was selected as a SUPER BRAND for the year 2009-2010 by an independent and voluntary council of experts known as Superbrands Council. It is the only Indian DTH to have won this distinction.

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External links
Official website ( Unofficial Discussion Forum ( Official Tata Sky+ website (

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