India’s leading DTH operator TataSky has announced a hike in its premium DTH subscription packs. The operator will replace its premium packs like Mega SD and Mega HD from 24th Nov 2015 with the newer and somewhat costlier Ultra SD and Ultra HD packs.
These Ultra HD packs will be applicable to South India and the rest of the India.
It is worth noting that the Mega packs contain all channels and service offered by TataSky but the special channels like HBO Hits, HBO Defined, Miniplex, and Topper. Mega packs currently come in semiannual, annual and biennial duration but the Ultra packs will come with monthly subscription as well.
Here is how these Ultra packs fare against the current Mega packs in terms of subscription charges:
For the Rest Of India: Mega SD and Mega HD Packs Vs. Ultra SD and Ultra HD Packs
|Pack Duration||Mega SD||Ultra SD||Mega HD||Ultra HD|
|Monthly||NA||Rs. 610||NA||Rs. 730|
|Semi-annually||Rs. 3,440||Rs. 3,460||Rs. 4,090||Rs. 4,140|
|Annually||Rs. 6,300||Rs. 6,700||Rs. 7,500||Rs. 8,000|
|Biennially||Rs. 11,600||Rs. 12,810||Rs. 14,000||Rs. 15,330|
South India: Mega SD and Mega HD Packs Vs. Ultra SD and Ultra HD Packs
|Pack Duration||Mega South SD||Ultra south SD||Mega south HD||Ultra south HD|
|Monthly||NA||Rs. 650||NA||Rs. 765|
|Semi-annually||Rs. 3,660||Rs. 3,685||Rs. 4,310||Rs. 4,340|
|Annually||Rs. 6,700||Rs. 7,100||Rs. 7,900||Rs. 8,400|
|Biennially||Rs. 12,600||Rs. 13,650||Rs. 15,000||Rs. 16,065|
No More Free Active Services, But More Showcase Titles
The Ultra packs do not offer free Active services like the Mega packs and also don’t include free access to special channels (already listed above).
However, these packs offer more Showcase titles. The Semiannual pack will now offer 5 free Showcase titles as compared to 3 in the Mega pack. The annual Ultra packs will offer 10 free Showcase titles as compared to 6 in Mega packs, and the biennial packs will offer 20 free showcase titles as compared to 12 free showcase titles in similar Mega packs.
In case you’re not much interested in a few more showcase titles and want free access to Active Services then you better recharge your TataSky DTH connection before 24 November 2015.