India’s leading direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky will be adding six channels on its platform from 16 November. The six channels will be Cartoon Network HD+, Surya Bhakti, TV 24, News World India, Shalini Plus and Naxatra News, reported Television Post.
The channels added are of various genres. Surya Bhakti is a devotional channel whereas TV 24 and News World India are Hindi news channels. Naxatra News is an Odia news channel and Cartoon Network HD+ is the latest HD variant of popular kids channel Cartoon Network.
Cartoon Network HD+ will be available at Rs 20 per month and the other five channels will be available at Rs 10 per month since they will be in SD quality.
The move to add these channels comes after last month Tata Sky stated that 26 channels will be removed from its platform due to expiry and breach of agreements.
In the month of September, the DTH operator had issued a notice stating that it will discontinue 37 channels from the platform.
Among the channels that were removed due to expiry of agreement included Al Jazeera, Manoranjan Movies, R Plus, Music F, Sangeet Bhojpuri, Mastiii, 9X Tashan, Swara Sagar, Captain TV, Mega TV, News 7 Tamil, Kalaignar Isai Aruvi, Kalaignar Sirippoli, Kalaignar, Kalaignar Seithigal, Jinvani TV, and Oscar Movies Bhojpuri.
Nine channels namely News Time Bangla, Dhoom Music Bangla, Rupasi Bangla, Prag News, Vedic, Aastha Bhajan, Care World, Janta TV, and Puthiya Thalaimurai were to be removed due to breach of agreement.