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There are 18 Sports channels available on DTH channels in India.

The 18 Indian DTH sports channels cover all sorts of sports like - Cricket, Basket Ball, Football, Formula-1, Golf, Kabbadi, Tennis, Wrestling, etc. All Indian Sports channels available on DTH are listed below.

Of the 18 DTH Sports channels in India, 6 are HD sports channels: 4 from Star Sports, one from Ten Sports of Zee and one from Sony Six. These 18 Sports channels are used by all DTH providers in India, except for DD Direct Free Dish which only has one DD Sports channel. A short description of these common sports channels of India are give below the list of Indian DTH Sports Channels.

The best DTH to watch Cricket ICC World Cup matches is without doubt Star Sports HD channels and the Star Sports HD channels are available on all the main DTH services in India.

List of DTH Sports Channels in India


DTH Sports Channels with Channel numbers of different DTH Services in India

Here below we have all the DTH Sports Channels with Channel numbers for all DTH services in India. Basically all the DTH services in India have the same Sports channels but their channel numbers are different in each DTH service. The DD Direct is not included below since it has just one sports channel - DD Sports.

Airtel DTH Sports Channels
219 Airtel Sports
220 STAR Sports 1
221 STAR Sports HD 1
222 Star Sports 2
223 STAR Sports HD 2
224 STAR Sports 3
225 Star Sports HD 3 
226 Star Sports 4
??? Star Sports HD 4
230 TEN Sports
231 TEN Sports HD
232 TEN Cricket
234 TEN Action
236 Sony SIX
237 Sony SIX HD
238 NEO Sports
240 NEO Prime
244 DD Sports
Dish TV Sports Channels
DishTV Sports
80 Ten HD
82 Sony Six HD
83 Star Sports 1 HD
84 Star Sports 2 HD
85 Star Sports 3 HD
86 Star Sports 4 HD
650 Ten Action
651 Ten Golf
652 Star Sports 2
656 NEO Sports
657 NEO Prime
658 Ten Cricket
659 Star Sports 3
660 Ten Sports
661 Star Sports 4
662 Star Sports 1
663 DD Sports
Reliance DTH Sports Channels
Reliance TV Sports
501 Star Sports 1
502 Star Sports 2
503 Star Sports 3
504 Star Sports 4
505 Ten Sports
507 Neo Prime
508 Neo Sports
509 Ten Cricket
510 Ten Action
511 Sony Six
512 DD Sports
521 Star Sports HD 1
522 Star Sports HD 2
523 Ten HD 
525 Star Sports HD 4 New
Sun Direct Sports Channels
Sun TV Sports
500 Star Sports 1
502 Star sports 2 
503 Star Sports 3
504 Star Sports 4
506 Ten Sports
508 Sony Six
510 DD Sports
512 Ten Action
513 Neo Sports
514 Neo Prime
515 Ten Cricket
970 Sony Six HD
972 Star Sports HD1
974 Star Sports HD2
??? Star Sports HD3

Tata Sky Sports Channels
Tata Sky Sports
401 DD Sports
403 STAR Sports 1
404 STAR Sports HD1
405 STAR Sports 2
406 STAR Sports HD2
407 STAR Sports 3
408 STAR Sports HD3
409 STAR Sports 4
410 STAR Sports HD4
411 TEN Sports
412 TEN HD
413 TEN Cricket
415 TEN Action
419 Sony Six
420 Sony Six HD
Videocon DTH Sports Channels
Videocon Sports
401 Star Sports 1
402 STAR SPORTS HD1
403 Star Sports 2
404 STAR SPORTS HD2
407 Star Sports 3
408 STAR SPORTS HD3
409 Star Sports 4
411 Ten Sports
412 TEN HD
413 Ten Action
415 Ten Cricket
423 Sony SIX
424 SONY SIX HD
427 Neo Prime
429 Neo Sports
435 DD Sports

Star Sports DTH Channels

STAR TV and Fox International own STAR Sports, after Fox bought out Disney’s stake in the joint venture of ESPN and Star Sports in 2012. Star Sports broadcasts its programs in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and other South East Asian countries. Earlier in the 1990's Star Sports was known as Prime Sports. Star Sports have the following channels available in India STAR Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Star Sports HD 1, 2, 3 and 4. Star Sports now uplinks and downlinks sports channels in India directly. Earlier the Indian Government would not allow it and Star Sports used to do the unlinking and downlinking in Singapore and Hong Kong and then relay the programs to India. Star Sports program timings and schedule are published on Star Sports TV Guide website for program schedules.

STAR Sports 1 is available on Airtel Digital TV, Reliance Digital TV, Sun Direct, Tata Sky and Videocon D2H. STAR Sports 1 broadcasts all types of sports including cricket with live broadcast of important football matches being played in India

Star Sports 2 is available on Airtel Digital TV, Reliance Digital TV, Sun Direct, Tata Sky and Videocon D2H. Star Sports 2 mainly broadcasts cricket and sometimes other important sporting events in India.

STAR Sports 3 is available on Airtel Digital TV, Reliance Digital TV, Sun Direct, Tata Sky and Videocon D2H. Star Sports 3 is also heavily involved with broadcast of cricket games in India but also broadcasts other important sporting events in India.

STAR Sports 4 is available on Airtel Digital TV, Reliance Digital TV, Sun Direct, Tata Sky and Videocon D2H. Star Sports 4 mainly broadcasts football and sometimes other important sporting events in India.

Star Sports HD Channels in DTH TV in India

From 1 February 2015, there are 4 HD channels in Star Sports. There were only two Star Sports HD channels before the start of the 2015 ICC world cup on 14 February 2015. On First February 2015 Star Sports added two more HD Channels to its bouquet. One of these new HD channels, Star Sports HD3 is in Hindi while the other Star Sports HD4 is in English.

Star India got the media rights to all the ICC tournaments from 2015 to 2023 paying $1.98 billion (about Rs 12,000 crores). The others who bid from India included Ten Sports of Zee Entertainment and Neo Sports of Nimbus. During this Star Sports ICC contract, there will be three ICC Cricket World Cups (2015, 2019 and 2023), two ICC Champions Trophy (2017 and 2021) and two ICC World Twenty20 (2016 and 2020).

Ten Sports DTH Channels

TEN Sports is owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) and has five sports channels – TEN Sports, TEN Cricket, TEN Action, TEN Golf and TEN HD. The main broadcast rights Ten Sports have are with Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and Zimbabwe Cricket Boards. In the five channels of Ten Sports you have sports action round the clock from sporting events like ATP Tournaments, US Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Euro league, etc. Football games from top leagues like the FIFA, UEFA, Spanish Super Cup, etc. are also broadcast on a regular basis.

Sony SIX DTH Sports Channels in India

Sony SIX sports channel is a division of Multi Screen Media, a SONY company. Sony SIX sports channel is famous for its professional wrestling broadcasts. Sony Six also has football, cricket, martial arts, rugby, basketball, and badminton in its mix of programs. You can get a TV guide with daily programs on Sony 6 Sports Channels by visiting the Sony 6 Website

Neo Sports DTH Channels in India

NEO Sports Channel belongs to Nimbus Communications and was launched on October 1, 2006. Neo Sports DTH has two channels Neo Sports and Neo Prime. They show Cricket matches like Asia Cup and also European Club football games. They also show Tennis and Hockey games. You can get a TV guide with daily programs on Neo Sports Channels by visiting the Neo Sports Website

DD Sports Channel on DD Direct DTH in India

DD Sports is a Government of India DTH channel and was launched on March 8, 1998. DD Sports is now a 24x7 Sports channel and is the only the only ‘Free-To- Air’ FTA Sports DTH Channel in India. DD Sports has the right to broadcast any cricket match played in India and will be avilable on the DD Free Dish DTH. DD Sports also broadcasts live important sporting events whenever India team is involved, like cricket, football, tennis, Kabaddi, Volleyball, etc. You can get a TV guide with daily programs on DD Sports Channels by visiting the DD Sports website

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