About Satellite DTH TV in India

How to get Indian Dish TV channels in Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UAE and Middle East

In order to get to see Indian channels in India's neighbouring countries, you must be able to receive the ignals from the satellite broadcasing Indian TV programs. Even if the signal is weak, there are ways to boost the signals to receive the Indian satellite TV channels.

The map below shows the signal strength of the DishTV DTH satellite signals over India and neighbouring countries of India. It shows that all over India the Satellite is focussing its beam to give a strong signal over India. But the signal get weaker as you go away from the centre of India.

In the map below the signal strength of the DishTV DTH satellite is shown in units of EIRP. EIRP (equivalent isotropically radiated power) is a measure of a DTH satellite signal strength in an area of the earth.

Signal Strength of DishTV NSS6 satellite and dish size
dish antenna size to receive DishTV

Size of Dish Antenna to receive Indian TV channels

The higher the EIRP values in an area the stronger the satellite signals are, and in that area only a smaller dish antenna will be required to receive the signals. Thus almost all over India only a small satellite dish antenna of 0.60 meters is required. But as you go further away from the centre of India, the Satellite TV signals become weaker, which means larger size dish will be required in those areas to receive Indian satellite TV channels.

For India's immediate neighbours like Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, DTH satellite dishes of 900 cms to 1 meter is enough to get good reception of Indian Satellite Dish TV channels in Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Dish Antenna Size for Indian TV channels in Dubai, Muscat, Saudi Arabia, UAE

Satellite TV signals from Indian DTH services gets very weak over the Middle East Countries where there is a large population of Indian and Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam speaking population. Since the Indian population in the Middle East countries want to watch Indian TV channels, there is a big demand for India satellite TV channels in the Middle East countries.

The satellite signal from DishTV is the strongest in Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other Middle Eastern Countries. So a dish antenna of 1 meter dia is enough to get good reception in Dubai, Muscat, Qatar, Saudi and Bahrain. It is better to have a 1.2 meter dish antenna, then there will be no cut offs during a dust storm for example. Airtel TV is easily obtainable in Muscat and Dubai with a 1.2 meter dish and a powerful LNB.

EIRP (dBW) >50 50 49 48 47 46 45 44
Dish Size (Cms.) 50 50-60 55-65 60-75 65-85 75-95 85-105 95-120

From the table above it is seen that the dish antenna size required for DishTV in the middle of India is only 50 centimetres or half a meter. But as you go further away from the central parts of India the signal strength decreases and you need a larger size dish antenna to receive the DishTV signals.

For example the Dish TV signal strength over Pakistan is 44 dBW and to receive this weaker signal you need a larger dish, from 1 meter to 1.2 meters. In the DishTV signal strength map above the Middle East areas is shown to have no signal strength. But the Dish TV signals can be received in the Middle East areas of UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, etc. by using a larger dish antenna of sizes up to 150 cms or 1.5 meters. With a 120 cms or 1.2 meter dish size for Dish TV DTH in Dubai it is possible to get good reception, but if you can get a 1.5 meter dish there will be better reception in the Middle East countries. Similarly to receive Airtel DTH in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, etc. the Airtel DTH dish antenna size will be 120 cms or 1.2 meters and more.

So to watch Indian TV channels in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UAE, Oman, Qatar and other GCC Gulf countries, these are the things you must do:First you should be able to install a larger dish of 1 to 1.2 meter diameter in the satellite signal direction of Indian channels. Click on this link to take you to our page on the direction of Indian DTH TV satellites map. The Indian DTH satellites map will give you an idea as to which direction the dish antenna has to point to.

Since the footprints of Indian satellite signal in Arabia, Pakistan and other countries around India are not very strong, you need a larger dish antenna of 1 to 1.2 meter in diameter. It is possible to get Airtel TV, DishTV and TataSky TV in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Karachi, Lahore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, etc. In all these countries around India there are many dish installers who specialise in getting Indian Satellite TV connection. They will install all the equipments needed for an Indian Satellite TV connection and only after it starts working you need to pay them. They will collect the monthly fees for Indian Satellite TV connection, usually you need to pay 3 months subscription for Indian Satellite TV connection in advance.

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List of Channels on Indian DTH TV

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How to get Indian DTH TV channels

How DTH Satellite TV works