Tata Sky takes several India Today, Sony channels off-air; here is the reason

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DTH company Tata Sky has replied for the off-air of 27 channels on its platform almost after 24 hours. OffAir of such popular channels by DTH provider has attracted the anger of Tata Sky Subscribers. People have started trolling Tata Sky on every possible social media platform. If you also facing the issues, you can simply call on below numbers.

Tata Sky Customer Care Toll-Free Number 18002086633

Tata Sky subscribers can also call the Tata Sky Helpline from all lines on 18602086633, 18601206633 & 18605006633. Tata Sky toll-free number is 1800 208 6633.

Popular TV channels such as SAB, Max, AXN, Sony Entertainment Television, Sony Pix, Aaj Tak and India Today TV — all distributed by SPN — were taken off the air by Tata Sky on October 1, 2018.

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Tata Sky Reply over Off-Air Issue

Replying to a Tata Sky user Anirudh Singh on Twitter, Tata Sky said that due to lack of agreement with broadcasting companies, such a step had to be taken. see below tweet

According to some reports, SPN’s 3-year distribution deal with Tata Sky had expired on July 31, 2018. From that time both of them are negotiating on a new deal.

This is interesting to know that Tata Sky’s subscriber base was around 10 million, which has now increased up to 16 million. SPN (Sony Pictures Networks) is eyeing a higher share of revenue from the Tata Sky, which DTH Player is not ready to part with.

In accordance with TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) regulations, Tata Sky on its own has identified total 11 SPN (Sony Pictures Networks) channels, other than the 22 disbanded, to be beamed so that Tata Sky subscribers can view these popular channels.

To watch these channels, customers/subscribers need to give a missed call on 9739290123 for activation of Aajtak and some other no. to activate desired channels as per their requirement.

According to Tata Sky, Sony Pictures Network (SPN) and TV Today are being forced to increase prices again and again. So we have discontinued many channels from our platform but have started broadcasting some famous channels.

Most people have started complaining about the inconvenience but phone lines are not reachable. There are total 32 channels of SPN, out of which 27 channels are currently closed altogether. While on the other side, SPN has informed the general public by placing advertisements in the newspapers that it has not increased the price to see any of its channels.

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