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India vs New Zealand WTC Final: how to add Star Sports channels in Tata Sky, Dish TV, d2h, Airtel Digital TV DTH, price, validity and more

India vs New Zealand World Test Championship (WTC) Final is finally here after a wait of two years. The first of its kind tournament that kicked off in 2019, had the top nine test teams playing six series, three home and three away matches. Of these nine teams, India ended up grabbing the top position and New Zealand in the second in the WTC points table. These two teams will be battling for the coveted World Test Championship trophy.

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The match is scheduled to start at 3.30pm IST on June 18th and will go on for five days till June 22nd. In India, the match will be broadcasted live by the Star Sports network. Major Star Sports channels like Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi, and more will be telecasting India vs New Zealand World Test Championship Final for the cricket fans in the country. Here’s the list of all Star Sports channels and how to add them in major DTH services.

Star Sports channels that live broadcast India vs New Zealand WTC Final

Star Sports will be broadcasting the Ind vs Eng 2021 tour

Star Sports will be broadcasting Ind vs Eng 2021 tour

  1. Star Sports 1
  2. Star Sports 1 HD
  3. Star Sports 1 Hindi
  4. Star Sports 1 HD Hindi
  5. Star Sports 1 Telugu
  6. Star Sports 1 Tamil
  7. Star Sports 1 Kannada

Star Sports channels validity in Tata Sky, Dish TV, Videocon d2h, and Airtel Digital TV DTH

All prices mentioned above are charged on a monthly basis by DTH service providers. These DTH service providers in India also allow users to pay for a longer duration in one go, such as 12 months. In case a user opts to recharge for a longer duration, there are attractive offers and cashbacks being offered.

How to add Star Sports channels in Tata Sky DTH

In case you have a Tata Sky connection, you can follow the below steps to add Star Sports Channel

  1. Head to the official Tata Sky portal 
  2. Click on the ‘Select packs’ option
  3. Enter your registered mobile number or Tata Sky subscriber ID
  4. Enter the OTP sent to your registered mobile number to sign
  5. On the next page, click on the ‘Your Pack’ option on the right
  6. You will all channels of your existing pack on the next page
  7. You will see a + icon beside each category.
  8. Scroll to the Sports category and click on the ‘+’ icon and add Star Sports channels that you want
  9. Click on Select and Proceed at the bottom
  10. Make payment for the selected channels

Star Sports channels prices in Tata Sky DTH

  1. Star Sports 1 – Rs 22.42
  2. Star Sports 1 HD – Rs 22.42
  3. Star Sports 1 Hindi – Rs 22.42
  4. Star Sports 1 HD Hindi – Rs 22.42
  5. Star Sports 1 Telugu – Rs 22.42
  6. Star Sports 1 Tamil – Rs 20.06
  7. Star Sports 1 Kannada – Rs 22.42

How to add Star Sports channels in Dish TV DTH

In order to add the Star Sports channel to your Dish TV subscription, follow the steps below.

  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

Star Sports channels prices in Dish TV DTH

  1. Star Sports 1 – Rs 19
  2. Star Sports 1 HD – Rs 19
  3. Star Sports 1 Hindi – Rs 19
  4. Star Sports 1 HD Hindi – Rs 19

How to add Star Sports channel in Videocon d2h

Here’s how to add Star Sports Channel in d2h.

  1.  Head to d2h official portal and login with your registered mobile number
  2. You will see a list of available packs and channels for d2h
  3. On the right-hand side, you will see options of HD Channels, SD channels, Bouquets, and Basic Service Tier
  4. Click on any option and select the desired Star Sports Channel
  5. Click on Proceed
  6. Review your channel selection and price
  7. Confirm and make payment

Star Sports channels prices in Videocon d2h

  1. Star Sports 1 – Rs 19
  2. Star Sports 1 HD – Rs 19
  3. Star Sports 1 Hindi – Rs 19
  4. Star Sports 1 HD Hindi – Rs 19
  5. Star Sports 1 Telugu – Rs 19
  6. Star Sports 1 Tamil – Rs 17
  7. Star Sports 1 Kannada – Rs 19

How to add Star Sports channel in Airtel Digital TV DTH

Below are the steps to add Star Sports Channel in Airtel Digital TV DTH.

  1. Visit the Airtel self-care portal
  2. Enter the registered mobile number with Airtel DTH
  3. Click on ‘Click to get One Time Password (OTP)’
  4. Enter the OTP received and click on ‘Login’
  5. Under Digital TV you can see customer ID of your Airtel Digital TV
  6. Click on the right arrow button next to the customer ID
  7. You’ll see your active packs, a-la-carte, and broadcasters bouquet
  8. Select Star Sports channels of your choice
  9. Once done, click on Review and Buy
  10. Click on Confirm button

Star Sports channels prices in Airtel Digital TV DTH

  1. Star Sports 1 – Rs 22.42
  2. Star Sports 1 HD – 22.42
  3. Star Sports 1 Hindi – Rs 22.42
  4. Star Sports 1 Hindi HD – Rs 22.42
  5. Star Sports 1 Telugu – Rs 22.42
  6. Star Sports 1 Tamil – Rs 20.06
  7. Star Sports 1 Kannada – Rs 22.42

India vs New Zealand WTC Final: match details

India vs New Zealand WTC Final is all set to kick-off at 3.30pm on June 18th

India vs New Zealand WTC Final is all set to kick-off at 3.30pm on June 18th

India vs New Zealand WTC Final marks the culmination of the two-year-long World Test Championship (WTC) tournament. India and New Zealand grabbed the first and second spots in the WTC points table to qualify for the Final. The most-anticipated test match will be played from June 18th to June 22nd at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

Initially scheduled to be played at the Lord’s Stadium, the venue was later changed to Rose Bowl to ensure safety precautions against COVID-19 pandemic. The Indian side will be led by Virat Kohli, whereas, the black caps will have Kane Williamson leading from the front. While Virat Kohli has scored 7,490 runs including 27 centuries in test matches at an average of 52.38, Williamson has 24 centuries to his name with a total of 7,115 runs at an average of 54.31.

India vs New Zealand WTC Final: team squads

India: Virat Kohli (C), Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Md Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Umesh Yadav, Hanuma Vihari.

Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla

England: Kane Williamson (C), Tom Blundell (WK), Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling (WK), Will Young

Star Sports cricket broadcasting rights in India

In India, the series will be available on Star Sports Network as it is an official broadcaster of BCCI in the country. Star India bagged the television broadcast and digital rights for all domestic as well as international cricket under the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for five years back in 2018.

The India vs England 2021 series will be broadcasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Tamil, and Star Sports 1 Kannada. As is clear, the matches will be telecasted in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada languages. The series will also be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar, which is owned by Star Network.

Star Sports FAQs

How can I stream Star Sports in India?

Star Sports is available through Disney+ Hotstar on their website and mobile app. You’ll need to be subscribed to the VIP or Premium membership to be able to stream, Star Sports channels.

How can I watch Star Sports for free?

Hotstar includes Star Sports under its Live TV section, wherein you can watch it for free.

Are Star Sports first and STAR Sports 1 the same channels?

No, Star Sports First and Star Sports 1 are not the same. While Star Sports First is a Hindi-language sports TV channel, Star Sports was renamed to Star Sports 1. Star Sports is an English language channel that telecasts sports and related programs.

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