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What is Make My Pack Service?

Tata Sky now gives you the power of building your own pack. Apart from the genre based packages prepared especially for your convenience, you can now also choose channels on a la carte basis.

You can either create your pack with only individual channels or do a mix-n-match of the existing TruChoice packs with individual channels. Just ensure that your minimum monthly subscription charges are Rs 165 or more.

The subscribers on old packaging can also select additional channels on a la carte basis.

How does Make My Pack work?

All channels on Tata Sky are now available on a-la-carte basis. This means you can choose any channel of your choice and pay only for that channel. You can either create your pack with only individual channels for a minimum subscription of Rs 165 or mix-n-match your existing TruChoice packs with individual channels. The subscribers on old packaging can also select additional channels on a la carte basis.

What are the advantages of subscribing to channels on a-la-carte basis?

Selecting channels on a-la-carte basis gives you the following advantages:
1. Pay only for channels that you watch
2. Freedom of choice. Make your own selection/pack
E.g. If you have subscribed to Super Saver Pack on Tata Sky but would like to watch select Kannada channels, you now have the option of choosing those channels on an a-la-carte basis. Or if you are on TruChoice Packaging and want to watch only Star Movies, now you can do so by paying for one additional channel alone for a additional sum.

I want to select all my channels myself? Will that be possible?

You may choose to make your own pack by picing & choosing channels. But you need to have a minimum monthly subscription of Rs 165.
To know the price ofindividual channels, please click here.

I am currently on TruChoice Packaging, can I avail of a-la-carte channels?

Yes. Channels listed under a-la-carte can be availed by TruChoice package subscribers also. E.g.. Supreme Pack subscribers can choose to opt for Star Movies/HBO on an a-la-carte basis.

I have subscribed to channels on Tata Sky on a-la-carte basis. Can I subscribe to Add-On packs?

If you have subscribed to channels on an a-la-carte basis then you cannot subscribe to Add-On packs E.g. if you have selected some channels worth Rs 165 monthly subscription, you CANNOT opt for Add-On packs. So packs like English Movies orSports Platinum or Cosmo will not be allowed.

However, you could change over to a TruChoice Base Pack & then opt for Add-On packs like the English Movies or Sports Platinum.

I have subscribed to channels on Tata Sky on a-la-carte basis? Can I change my package to Super Saver?

No. If you have opted for all a-la-carte channels and want to opt for Old Packs you CANNOT do so. But you could move to Grand pack or any of our TruChoice packages.

Why is the sum of individual channels part of a pack is more expensive when compared to the pack price?

When you buy goods in large quantity you do get a price advantage. This is true for packages too. If you are interested a combination of channels it is recommended that you opt for packages instead of choosing a-la-carte channels.

Is there a minimum duration of subscribing to a-la-carte channels?

Yes. You can subscribe to a-la-carte channels for a minimum duration of 30 days.

Are a-la-carte channels available on long duration basis?

All a-la-carte channels are available only on a monthly basis. Long duration options are not available; except for select channels & services like Topper, Actve English, Actve Games & Fun Learning.

I have subscribed to long duration packs, can I avail channels on a-la-carte basis?

If you have subscribed to long duration packs, you can avail of other channels on an a-la-carte basis. However if you wish to discontinue the long duration pack you shall forefeit the amount already paid for.

How can I subscribe to a-la-carte channels?

You can subscribe to a-la-carte channels by calling the helpline and speaking to a Tata Sky associate.

What happens to the PVR recordings?

When a subscriber changes his package, even if he retains the channel on which the content was recorded earlier, he will stand to lose the recordings

What about DD channels? Will I be charged for them if I opted for them individually?

Yes. Of the DD channels available, 8 channels are being given to all Tata Sky active subscribers & you would get those too if you chose to make your own pack. These channels include DD National, DD News, DD Bharati, DD Gyan Darshan, DD Urdu, DD Sports, Lok Sabha TV & Rajya Sabha TV.

Which all channels are not available on an a-la-carte basis?

The following channels offered on Tata Sky can be subscribed to by opting for the respective channel/service on Tata Sky:

  1. Cbeebies will be made available only as part of Fun Learning Pack
  2. DD Saptagiri, DD Gujarati, DD Kashir & DD Punjabi can be viewed by subscribing to the Actve Doordarshan service
  3. Sri Venkateshwara Bhakti channel will be offered with the Actve Darshan service