IPL 2021: how to add Star Sports channel on Dish TV to watch IPL live on your TV

On: April 7, 2021

BCCI has announced the full schedule and venues for the Vivo IPL 2021 recently. The much-anticipated cricketing event will kickstart on April 9th with a match between the defending champions, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Disney+ Hotstar is the official streaming partner for the tournament and is offering free live streaming to its VIP and Premium subscribers.

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However, not everyone has access to the internet and more so, to a Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. On the other hand, DTH TV is far more accessible in India. Dish TV is one to the top two DTH service providers in India with a 29.49 percent market share. If you are a Dish TV DTH subscriber, you can watch IPL 2020 live on the Star Sports channel. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch IPL on Dish TV.

How to add the Star Sports channel on Dish TV

Dish TV is the second largest DTH provider in India

Dish TV is the second-largest DTH provider in India

In India, the Vivo IPL 2021 is being broadcasted by the Star Sports network. The tournament is available on all major Star Sports channels including Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, and more. You can activate the Star Sports channel on Dish TV using two methods:

  1. Add channel on Dish TV online
  2. Add channel on Dish TV through your registered mobile number

Add Star Sports to Dish TV online

In order to add the Star Sports channel to your Dish TV subscription to watch IPL 2020, you have to follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of Dish TV and log in using your VC
  2. Under the ‘Packs and Channels’ tab, select ‘Add-on Pack’
  3. Select the channels that you wish to add, in this case, Star Sports
  4. Your new channels will be activated within a few minutes

Add Star Sports on Dish TV through your registered mobile number

Dish TV users can also send an SMS from their registered phone number to get new channels added. Below are the methods to do so:

  1. Give a missed call to 1800-568-XXXX, where you replace XXXX with the channel number. For 3 digit channels, add a “0” before the channel number. The channel will be activated in 15 minutes.
  2. Send SMS “DISHTV GET <Channel No.>” to 57575 from your registered mobile number

In case your channels do not appear in your set-top box after some time, you will need to refresh your Dish TV. We have added the procedure to do so at the end of this article.

Star Sports channel numbers on Dish TV

Users need channel numbers in order to activate them on Dish TV

Users will need to provide channel numbers in order to activate them on Dish TV

As is evident now, users cannot add channels on Dish TV without knowing the channel numbers. Here is the complete list of Star Sports network channels and their numbers:

  1. Star Sports 1 – 603
  2. Star Sports 1 HD – 602
  3. Star Sports 1 Hindi – 607
  4. Star Sports 1 HD Hindi – 606
  5. Star Sports Select 1 – 646
  6. Star Sports Select HD 1 – 645
  7. Star Sports 2 – 605
  8. Star Gold – 353
  9. Star Gold HD – 352
  10. Jalsha Movies – 1431
  11. Asianet Plus – 703/0

List of Star Sports channels and prices

Star Sports on Dish TV starts from as low as Rs 3 in India

Star Sports on Dish TV starts from as low as Rs 3 in India

The Star Sports channels start from as low as Rs 6 on Dish TV. Below is the complete list of Star Sports network channels on Dish TV and their monthly tariffs:


  1. Star Sports 1 – Rs 19 per month
  2. Star Sports 1 HD – Rs 19 per month
  3. Star Sports 1 Hindi – Rs 19 per month
  4. Star Sports 1 HD Hindi – Rs 19 per month
  5. Star Sports Select 1 –Rs 19 per month
  6. Star Sports Select HD 1 – Rs 19 per month
  7. Star Sports 2 – Rs 6 per month
  8. Star Gold – Rs 8 per month
  9. Star Gold HD – Rs 10 per month
  10. Jalsha Movies – Rs 6 per month
  11. Asianet Plus – Rs 19 per month

How to refresh your Dish TV DTH account

In order for the channel to reflect in your Dish TV account, the TV must be on and at channel number 96 for 15 minutes, after adding the new channel. In case, you missed doing this or for some other reason the newly added channel is not showing up, you can refresh your DTH account to get it. You can do it either online or through SMS.

Refresh Dish TV DTH account online

  1. Visit and click on the Help tab on the top
  2. Click on Refresh your account, on the next page
  3. On the next page, provide either your VC or registered mobile number
  4. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions

Refresh Dish TV DTH account through SMS

While refreshing through SMS, users are required to keep the set-top box on channel number 999 for an hour after sending the SMS.

  1. From the registered mobile number, send ‘DISHTV REFRESH’ to 57575
  2. From a non-registered mobile number, send ‘DISHTV REFRESH <11 DIGIT VC NUMBER> to 57575
Star Sports Dish TV Channel nameStar Sports Dish TV Channel numberPrice
Star Sports 1 HD602Rs 19/month
Star Sports 1 603Rs 19/month
Star Sports 1 HD Hindi606Rs 19/month
Star Sports 1 Hindi607Rs 19/month
Star Sports Select HD 1645Rs 19/month
Star Sport Select 1646Rs 19/month

Vivo IPL 2021 schedule and fixtures

The Vivo IPL 2021 will witness a total of eight teams battling for the coveted trophy through 56 league matches. The matches will be held in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru. The first two venues will host eight matches each and the remaining six will host 10 matches each.

The season final of the Vivo IPL 2021 will be played in the world’s largest cricket stadium – Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Additionally, in this season no team will play at their home grounds but will play at four out of six venues during the event. The Vivo IPL 2021 matches will be played daily at 3.30pm IST and 7.30pm IST.

Below is the entire schedule of the upcoming IPL 2021.

109-Apr-217:30 PMChennaiMumbai IndiansRoyal Challengers Bangalore
210-Apr-217:30 PMMumbaiChennai Super KingsDelhi Capitals
311-Apr-217:30 PMChennaiSunrisers HyderabadKolkata Knight Riders
412-Apr-217:30 PMMumbaiRajasthan RoyalsPunjab Kings
513-Apr-217:30 PMChennaiKolkata Knight RidersMumbai Indians
614-Apr-217:30 PMChennaiSunrisers HyderabadRoyal Challengers Bangalore
715-Apr-217:30 PMMumbaiRajasthan RoyalsDelhi Capitals
816-Apr-217:30 PMMumbaiPunjab KingsChennai Super Kings
917-Apr-217:30 PMChennaiMumbai IndiansSunrisers Hyderabad
1018-Apr-213:30 PMChennaiRoyal Challengers BangaloreKolkata Knight Riders
1118-Apr-217:30 PMMumbaiDelhi CapitalsPunjab Kings
1219-Apr-217:30 PMMumbaiChennai Super KingsRajasthan Royals
1320-Apr-217:30 PMChennaiDelhi CapitalsMumbai Indians
1421-Apr-213:30 PMChennaiPunjab KingsSunrisers Hyderabad
1521-Apr-217:30 PMMumbaiKolkata Knight RidersChennai Super Kings
1622-Apr-217:30 PMMumbaiRoyal Challengers BangaloreRajasthan Royals
1723-Apr-217:30 PMChennaiPunjab KingsMumbai Indians
1824-Apr-217:30 PMMumbaiRajasthan RoyalsKolkata Knight Riders
1925-Apr-213:30 PMMumbaiChennai Super KingsRoyal Challengers Bangalore
2025-Apr-217:30 PMChennaiSunrisers HyderabadDelhi Capitals
2126-Apr-217:30 PMAhmedabadPunjab KingsKolkata Knight Riders
2227-Apr-217:30 PMAhmedabadDelhi CapitalsRoyal Challengers Bangalore
2328-Apr-217:30 PMDelhiChennai Super KingsSunrisers Hyderabad
2429-Apr-213:30 PMDelhiMumbai IndiansRajasthan Royals
2529-Apr-217:30 PMAhmedabadDelhi CapitalsKolkata Knight Riders
2630-Apr-217:30 PMAhmedabadPunjab KingsRoyal Challengers Bangalore
2701-May-217:30 PMDelhiMumbai IndiansChennai Super Kings
2802-May-213:30 PMDelhiRajasthan RoyalsSunrisers Hyderabad
2902-May-217:30 PMAhmedabadPunjab KingsDelhi Capitals
3003-May-217:30 PMAhmedabadKolkata Knight RidersRoyal Challengers Bangalore
3104-May-217:30 PMDelhiSunrisers HyderabadMumbai Indians
3205-May-217:30 PMDelhiRajasthan RoyalsChennai Super Kings
3306-May-217:30 PMAhmedabadRoyal Challengers BangalorePunjab Kings
3407-May-217:30 PMDelhiSunrisers HyderabadChennai Super Kings
3508-May-213:30 PMAhmedabadKolkata Knight RidersDelhi Capitals
3608-May-217:30 PMDelhiRajasthan RoyalsMumbai Indians
3709-May-213:30 PMBangaloreChennai Super KingsPunjab Kings
3809-May-217:30 PMKolkataRoyal Challengers BangaloreSunrisers Hyderabad
3910-May-217:30 PMBangaloreMumbai IndiansKolkata Knight Riders
4011-May-217:30 PMKolkataDelhi CapitalsRajasthan Royals
4112-May-217:30 PMBangaloreChennai Super KingsKolkata Knight Riders
4213-May-213:30 PMBangaloreMumbai IndiansPunjab Kings
4313-May-217:30 PMKolkataSunriers HyderabadRajasthan Royals
4414-May-217:30 PMKolkataRoyal Challengers BangaloreDelhi Capitals
4515-May-217:30 PMBangaloreKolkata Knight RidersPunjab Kings
4616-May-213:30 PMKolkataRajasthan RoyalsRoyal Challengers Bangalore
4716-May-217:30 PMBangaloreChennai Super KingsMumbai Indians
4817-May-217:30 PMKolkataDelhi CapitalsSunrisers Hyderabad
4918-May-217:30 PMBangaloreKolkata Knight RidersRajasthan Royals
5019-May-217:30 PMBangaloreSunrisers HyderabadPunjab Kings
5120-May-217:30 PMKolkataRoyal Challengers BangaloreMumbai Indians
5221-May-213:30 PMBangaloreKolkata Knight RidersSunrisers Hyderabad
5321-May-217:30 PMKolkataDelhi CapitalsChennai Super Kings
5422-May-217:30 PMBangalorePunjab KingsRajasthan Royals
5523-May-213:30 PMKolkataMumbai IndiansDelhi Capitals
5623-May-217:30 PMKolkataRoyal Challengers BangaloreChennai Super Kings
5725-May-217:30 PMAhmedabadQualifier 1
5826-May-217:30 PMAhmedabadEliminator
5928-May-217:30 PMAhmedabadQualifier 2
6030-May-217:30 PMAhmedabadFinal


How can I check my DishTV plan?

You can check your current DishTV plan by logging into your DishTV account online, send Dish TV DTH account balance query to 57575 or 09250078787 from your registered mobile number, or simply SMS CALL ME to 57575.
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