IPL 2020: how to add Star Sports channel on Dish TV to watch IPL live on your TV

On: February 25, 2021

The IPL 2020 is underway in the UAE with the final slated on November 8th. Teams like CSK, DC and RCB  have already marked their first wins and the excitement is gaining momentum with every passing day. 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 Dream 11 IPL 2020 is being broadcasted by the Star Sports network. The tournament is available on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD TV channels. 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 HD – channel number 602
  2. Star Sports 1 – channel number 603
  3. Star Sports 1 HD Hindi – channel number 606
  4. Star Sports 1 Hindi – channel number 607
  5. Star Sports Select HD 1- channel number 645
  6. Star Sports Select 1- channel number 646

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 HD – Rs 19 per month
  2. Star Sports 1 – Rs 19 per month
  3. Star Sports 1 HD Hindi – Rs 19 per month
  4. Star Sports 1 Hindi – Rs 19 per month
  5. Star Sports 1 Select –  Rs 19 per month
  6. Star Sports Select 1 –  Rs 19 per month
  7. Star Sports Select HD 1 –  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


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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