Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV hike prices of STBs


The new prices from the DTH providers are effective immediately. Direct-to-home (DTH) service providers Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV have hiked the prices for new SD and HD settop-box connections. The gap in prices between traditional STBs and hybrid STBs was reduced considerably.

Tata Sky has revised its cost for new SD and HD connections and hiked the rates by Rs 200 and Rs 400 respectively. An SD connection that was previously priced at Rs 1499 now costs Rs 1699 and an HD connection priced Rs 1499 now costs Rs 1899.

These costs include a one-time installation charge (Rs 350), activation charge (Rs 100) and accessories such as LNB, antenna and 10 metre cable. The new rates are published on the Tata Sky website. The price of the Tata Sky Binge Plus STB remains unchanged at Rs 2499.

Airtel Digital TV also published itsrevised STB rates after Tata Sky’s announcement. An Airtel HD STB connection that was earlier priced at Rs 1300 will now cost Rs 1850.The Airtel Xstream Basic STB and Airtel Xstream Premium STB are priced at Rs 2150 and Rs 2949 respectively. For customers based in Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, Airtel HD STB costs Rs 1500.It should be noted that subscription fees for pay-TV channels and network capacity fee will be charged separately


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