I had a chat with senior person at airtel dth, he told that HD chs are not much in demand from our subscribers. If 3000 out of 50000 demand a HD channel then a company can’t add it.
He clearly told that apart from Sony ESPN HD, other HD chs r not in demand and will not be added in near future. He told that we have bandwidth but we can’t increase our expenses by adding HD channels which no one takes.
Survey is on for Sony ESPN HD and decision will be taken thereafter.
So its almost confirmed that people wanting HD chs should move to Tata Sky, Dish or Videocon.
Had specifically asked this person as few days back anorher person from airtel told me that few HD chs r in pipeline but it seems that in their survey they didn’t find enough takers or may be its an excuse like tata sky gave when they had bandwidth shortage