What is DTH / Digital TV?

DTH/Digital TV is a new technology for the broadcasting of television signals. Traditionally, analog TV transmission has been the traditional method of broadcasting TV channels. But analog TV transmission is not as efficient as that of digital TV. It uses up much more valuable spectrum than DTH/digital TV, and only allows TV stations to transmit one channel at a time.

In DTH/digital TV signals, the TV programme is coded into a digital stream of “0” & “1” similar to that of a computer. As a result, these signals occupy much less capacity in the spectrum. So in space required for one analog TV channel, a broadcaster can carry four to five different DTH/digital TV channels. This means greater choice of services as well as better picture and sound quality for the DTH/digital TV viewer. DTH/Digital TV technology can also be used to deliver future interactive video and data services that analog technology can't provide.


  • What is the DTH system/service?

    Direct-to-home (DTH) Broadcasting Service refers to the distribution of multi-channel TV programs by using a satellite system. The TV programs is encoded into a digital stream of “0” & “1” in binary data and provides TV signals direct to subscribers' premises. Apart from enhanced picture quality, DTH has also allows for interactive TV services such as movie-on-demand.

  • What are the advantages of DTH over cable Television?

    DTH signals occupy much less capacity in the spectrum and are much more efficient than analog transmissions. Picture quality is best with less interruption in DTH compares with cable. Other advantages are as below:

    • Greater service coverage
    • More channels.
    • Better signal quality.
    • Multiple language options.
    • Pay only for the channels and services that the user wants.
    • Applications such as Parental Lock, Pre-booked Pay-Per-View
  • Which is the leading content distribution provider in India?

    If you want to watch the content globally from your DTH in India – available on any budget, any screen and anytime, anywhere, get your Tata Play DTH connection today

  • Which is the leading DTH hd connection?

    In terms of actual picture quality, Tata Play HD connection offers super fine sound and picture quality with 1080i resolution and sharper images in 16:9 aspect ratio.

  • How to make Tata Play Digital TV Recharge?

    You can recharge your Tata Play DTH connection at one of the cheapest DTH rates in India. You can recharge from our Quick Recharge page, from the app or your local authorized partner. To know more, visit tataplay.com/dth/help/how-to-recharge

  • What does digital television mean?

    Digital television (DTV) is the transmission of television audiovisual signals using digital encoding. The TV programs is encoded into a digital stream of “0” & “1” in binary data in contrast to the earlier analog television technology which used analog signals.

  • What is the difference between a digital TV and a Smart TV?

    Digital TVs use digital signals for transmission. and can also say that Smart TVs are Digital TV since they also use digital transmission. But Digital TV is not necessarily a Smart TV, this is because a smart TV is a hybrid between a TV and a computer.