Airtel Digital TV launches regional top-ups: Here's everything to know
The new DTH regulations introduced by TRAI have brought with them a fair share of confusion and complexity. However, in a bid to simplify channel selection, Airtel has now introduced several regional top-ups. These channel packs come in seven different languages and allow users the ease of adding their preferred regional channels to the base pack. Here's everything to know.
Airtel Digital TV's regional packs come in seven languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. All the packs, except for Gujarati, are divided into full-priced regional plans and slightly cheaper mini plans. As for pricing, these top-ups range from Rs. 7 (Gujarati) to Rs. 135 (Telugu). Notably, Airtel is yet to reveal the list of channels which come bundled with these top-ups.
Airtel's new regional top-up packs are available under the a-la-carte category and will be charged as an addition to your base pack. Hence, for any regional or mini pack you choose, you'll have to pay the maximum network capacity fee (NCF) of Rs. 130 plus 18% GST (i.e. Rs. 153.40) for first 100 channels and the price of the top up you select.
To active these top-ups via My Airtel app, go to your DTH account and then Add Top-ups to browse and select your top-up. If you're using the set-top box, navigate using your remote to My Account > Add Top-up. To confirm your selection, message the displayed alphanumeric code from your registered number to 54325 or scan the QR code to auto send the SMS.
Airtel Digital TV users can log in via the official website or My Airtel app. After login, you can select from three different packs: Recommended, Broadcaster, or A-la-Carte. For creating your own base pack, select A-la-carte option and pick your favorite channels or top-up packs. Notably, 25 Free-to-Air DD channels come as default and you cannot remove them from the list.