TataSky launches 4K-UHD TV for its DTH subscribers in India

January 11 , 2015: Leading Indian  Direct-To-Home (DTH) operator Tata Sky  has launched  India’s first 4K set top box (STB) in India. The set top box will be available for existing and new subscribers to enjoy the forthcoming Cricket matches in Ultra High Definition.
The set top box  will deliver UHD picture quality and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound. 4K at 8.3 Megapixels (3840x2160) which is  approximately four times the pixels as that of 2K (1920x1080) the current HD standard.  New subscribers can book their Tata Sky 4K set top box at just Rs 6,400 while existing subscribers can get it for Rs. 5,900. The box is backward compatible and  will also showcase Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) channels.
The launch of the Tata Sky 4K set top box seems  timed for the upcoming cricket  season:  For starters there might not be too much movie or show content  in 4K so it makes sense to peg the launch around sports where Tata can  ensure 4K/UHD  transmission.

See our earlier story: Indians get a taste of 4K broadcast TV to come