The lifestyle and preferences of the Indian public have gone a major transformation in past 10 years, including home entertainment and the way they consume TV channels. With technological advancement reaching India almost at par with their western counterparts, it is not at surprising that HD channels have now become a mainstay for Indian homes. Add to that Government policies of abolishing cable TV in certain metros and DIsh TV with its plethora of HD channels are now found in every home. Every home needs an HD set top box along with a dish antenna to get HD channels.
The major reason for people happy to consume HD channels would be the excellent picture and sound quality. People of the older generation, used to grainy pictures, absolutely love the clarity of the different hues in a picture offered by HD. On the other hand, the millennials who have grown up on fantastic gaming experiences require such a high level of excellence to completely enjoy their TV viewing experience. Sound clarity follows the same concept. When high-quality sound and picture come together, watching a movie or following a favorite music channels becomes akin to a theater experience.
To meet the exploding demand for HD channels, every channel provider in the country has launched their own HD channels. Though priced a bit higher than the other channels, the number of the channels are rising rapidly as they are happily being viewed by the people. In fact channels providers such as Netflix have tied up with Airtel HD to offer its subscriber base with access to exclusive shows, movies and music video channels to its subscriber base.
There are several HD channels which can be viewed via DTH HD plans. For instance, Star India offers Star Movies HD which has a library of 365 movies for each day of the year. About 50 per cent of these movies have won Oscars and Golden Globes. Another channel is the Star FX HD which is an extension of the standard definition of FX. Few content names of Star FX HD are animated series Family Guy, along with the very popular Madmen and Seinfeld. Other channels from the Star kitty are Star World HD, Star World Premiere HD and eight more channels of sports and Hindi movies.
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. is also not behind. Apart from Hindi HD channels they have various HD channels in the genre of English GEC space known as Zee Café HD. Some popular programs of Zee Café HD are Desperate housewives, Two and a Half Men, Secret and Lies, etc. There are several other satellite channels catering to Hindi, regional, English and international entertainment needs.
In fact, all HD channels are offered by networks, are consumed readily by people of all ages. The concept of moving out of the home to be entertained has been diminished as people now turn to HD TV channels and networks to cater to whims and fancies at all times of the day and night. The best part of all is, with just a click on a downloaded app, one can do DTH recharge for uninterrupted entertainment.