In recent years, ties between the United States and India have grown closer. Today, there are millions of individuals living in the United State that hail from the South Asian region. Fortunately, with the invention of satellite TV, these individuals have access to entertainment in their native tongue with the DISH Network South Asian programming packages now available.
DISH Network South Asian programming comes in a number of languages including the most popular, Hindi and Bengali (or Bangla) The nice thing about DISH Networkis that you can specifically design a programming package which meets the needs of your family. If you need or want English programming, you can start with one of their basic package, like the Classic Bronze 100, then add on the South Asian package of your choice.
On the other hand, if you are just interested in a DISH Network South Asian package, you can sign up for on of the Hindi programming options, then add channels from there. Lets review what exactly is available when it comes to South Asian programming on satellite television, and for comparison purposes you may also want to review the DIRECTV South Asian packages as well.
The Hindi Mega pack, the Hindi Super pack, and the Hindi Elite pack are the main options available from DISH Network. First, the Hindi Mega pack has a monthly price of $59.99 per month, and includes 16 different channels. Here you can keep up with all of the Cricket action, family entertainment, variety programs, serials and movies from South Asia. Take a look at all of the Hindi language programming you will get with this package.
SONY Entertainment Television Asia
STAR India One
STAR India Plus
Now if the Hindi Mega Pack is a bit too pricey, or you don’t want all of these channels, you can go with the Hindi Super Pack for a monthly price of $44.99, or the Hindi Elite pack for $34.99 per month. Your best source for channel availability and pricing is the DISH Network South Asian website. Several choices are available there for those who just want certain South Asian channels.
The other major DISH Network South Asian programming package is the Bangla language option. Here you can either go with the Bangla Mega Pack or the Bangla Elite Pack. The Bangla Mega package is $34.99 per month, and includes the following channels:
The Bangla Elite package is a little less, priced at $29.99 per month, and does not have the ATN Bangla and the ZEE TV channels that are in the Mega pack. There are also a la carte options available through DISH Network if you are interested in specific South Asian channels, and currently you will pay around $15 a month for each channel you add.
In addition, there are several additional DISH Network South Asian language packages available. These can be added in addition to the Hindi language option, or in addition to one of the base English language packages. Here is a brief overview of the additional package options.
DISH Network Punjabi package- $19.99 per month. Offers the following four channels:
ALPHA ETC PUNJABI
JUS Punjabi TV
DISH Network Malayalam package – $24.99 per month. Includes two channels:
DISH Network Telugu package- $29.99 per month. Include four channels in the Telugu language:
DISH Network Tamil bundle- $24.99 per month. Two Tamil language channels included here:
Finally, DISH Network South Asian programming also offers a la carte channels in Gujarati and Kannada languages.
Now if you decide to subscribe to DISH Network South Asian programming, what all is included? As long as you subscribe to one of the base English language packages, or the Hindi Mega pack along with a 24 month commitment, you will get the following as a new subscriber.
Free activation ($99 value)
Free standard professional installation in up to four rooms.
No equipment to buy
Free HBO and Showtime for three months
Free Dish Home protection plan for 9 months.
Promotions change from time to time, so be sure to ask about any DISH Network offers so that you get the best value on your South Asian programming package.