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Tata Sky Dish TV review

August 18th, 2006

Late 2003 marked the beginning of a new era in the Indian home entertainment market with the introduction of Dish TV(DTH) by Zee group. It took almost 3 years for the Tata Sky venture to kick off.

Tata Sky Dish TV is offering 55 channels in over 300 Indian cities. It is not yet available globally.

Features: Some of the cool features are, Parental control, search and scan bar(while you are watching one channel, you can search or scan what’s going on, on the other), TV Guide. Though Tata’s have aggressively priced at just Rs200/month for a bouquet of 55 channels, it still lacks some features provided by Zee’s Dish TV. For example, Tata Sky does not have exclusive audio channels nor movies on demand. (They say it will be available soon). Zee has priced it around Rs300/Month(depending on package) and I am willing to pay more for the content I am getting. For Dalal Street followers, Tata Sky is currently not offering CNBC India 🙁

Installation: You need to buy their receiver which costs Rs3000 + Rs1000 installation charges. People looking for multi-room installations have the advantage of having just one Dish installed but they still have to BUY the receiver @ Rs3000 but the subscription cost for additional rooms(upto 4) is just Rs100/month.

For more information, contact Tata Sky
From MTNL/BSNL lines: 1-901-425-6633
From other lines: Western India: 020 – 6600 6633
Northern India: 0172 – 6600 6633
Southern & Eastern India: 040 – 6600 6633

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  1. KAMAL
    November 17th, 2006 at 16:48 | #1


  2. NIHAR
    January 27th, 2007 at 09:25 | #2

    To the head of the dept:
    Tata sky services ltd.

    I am having a 500 sqfeet shop in nallsopara(e), mumbai dealing in mobile sales & services, Sim cards, refilling etc etc. I am interested in becoming your agent & opening a collection centre for your tata sky services & even for other services that you may be offering to the customers. I would be highly obliged if you could send in your field executive to my below mentioned shop address so that we can have a thorough discussions on the terms 7 conditions & other details as it may be pplicable & required by your company

    the shop’saddress is as mentioned below:

    Nihar Collection:
    14, Garden View,
    tuling, Nallasopara(east)
    dist: thane.
    pin code: 401209
    contact person: Mr.Nihar Kamdar
    cell No: 9860003884

    awaiting for your most favorable & immediate response.

    thanks & best regards.

    Nihar Kamdar

  3. hamdard
    December 20th, 2007 at 09:27 | #3

    let me know that ur system will work in doha-qatar , in gulf region thanks

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    July 26th, 2008 at 12:08 | #4

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    Northern India: 0172 6600 663
    Southern & Eastern India: 040 6600 6633

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    August 1st, 2008 at 18:12 | #5

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    September 24th, 2008 at 14:17 | #6

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  7. Anonymous
    November 14th, 2008 at 17:51 | #7

    DishTV should name them self as DitchTV

    I am fed up to an extent that I really feel like shooting them if they come in front of me. Till date, I never seen such a pathetic customer service from any vendor I dealt with. I must say: DitchTV, a piece of shit (PoS) leads in customer dissatisfaction.

    Here is the reason for this great honor to them: I travel at times for my work and whenever I have plan to travel for long term, I prefer not to recharge subscription as I don’t need it and that certainly makes sense. Whenever I return back, I buy a subscription online to get my signal activated but it’s not so easy. Here we go…. I paid the subscription online and called them after 24 hours to tell that I paid my subscription but its still not activated, their unprofessional, ridicules and good for nothing customer care executive told a crap story and to wait for 72 hours. 2nd call gone to them after 72 hours and they said, we will check and get back to you, wait for 48 hours. 3rd call gone after 48 hours and they said there seems to be some problem, a ticket was logged to sort out the problem and I was told to wait for another 48 hours. Problem remained as it is so I called up again (4rd call) after 48 hours to know the status of the ticket and I got to know that ticket was closed, the sarcastic customer care executive told me to raise a fresh ticket, he didn’t knew the reason why the ticket was closed. So as usual, I was told to wait for another 48 hours to have my signal back. This repeats every time I go out long term for work.But this time they beaten all their records and even 2nd ticket was closed without any solution and I have been told to raise 3rd ticket, which I just now did and realized, how big shit is under my hood so thought of writing this feedback to warn people….to stay away from this PoS.

    I am blindly comparing it with Tata Sky which I bought 2 years back for my parents back home in Chandigarh and really admire my decision. Thank god, my parents need not be in all these hassles. We got couple of interim problems with Tata Sky too but the turn around time and customer care is really admirable. They were prompt and understood the customer pain.

    I have close to 10 people in my network that spent money in buying this PoS and close to 8 are in plan to get rid of it.

    I bought this PoS under a scheme from Big Bazzar 1 year back and can not carry it ahead on my shoulders anymore.

    To sum up, here are cons I see in DitchTV a PoS:

    1. Absolutely no customer service
    2. No Toll Free to log a complaint, the given numbers will take on an average 30min for you to connect to that good for nothing customer care executive. I am in Bangalore, so for me it’s an STD number.
    3. Poor response time
    4. What they say they don’t offer, I read couple of other forums and seen people complaining about the discrepancy in package, even I am also the victim for the same but my major fight is to get the signal up itself.
    5. Low quality customer care executives
    6. No escalation matrix available, the only way to contact them is to call customer care or email which they will never respond.
    7. They never give waver for this all downtime. I am struggling from fast 10 days to get my signal back but my subscription clock is on and I already lost 10 days of my subscription for which I am not at fault.

    The one and only Sharuk Khan is marketing it. I wish there could have been a forum available for asking questions to celebrities and I am going to shoot just one query, they got wealth and fame then what makes them sell out themselves for such crap products. This certainly spoils their market image.

    That’s all about my experience with DitchTV a PoS, I am all set to go to consumer court to file a case but not sure how much that will be helpful. But I am sure this write-up will help you taking a better decision for choosing a right Service provider.

    Jatinder Singh

  8. Vrule
    December 7th, 2008 at 11:27 | #8

    the issue with dish includes poor response,signal issues and the worst being really bad service care since they fail to help with any issues most of the time .. tata on the other hand has good software-hardware and it leads when it comes to CC services.

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