Airtel has added a bunch of radio channels to their service platforms. Most of these are from the All India Radio. There are some private ones too. But these are no comparison to what they had originally launched with… WorldSpace.
Airtel was forced to remove the WorldSpace channels after the company stopped operating in the country. Here is the list of available channels:
FM Gold Mumbai
FM Rainbow Bangalore
FM Gold Chennai
Airtel is not charging for these channels. They really cannot considering the quality of the available options!
Bharti airtel planning to merge mobile, dth, landline and broadband operations!
Economic Times has reported that Bharti airtel is on its way to merge all of their major business operations.
This would include: airtel Mobile, airtel broadband, airtel digital tv and their landline services.
These services account for around 90% of their total revenues.
The merger would result in some job cuts at the company as they aim to cut costs and operate under the same entity.
Industry sources say that around 2000 jobs might be cut as part of this restructuring exercise.
airtel messes up their DTH service with crappy logo placement
airtel launched their new logo today. And this logo has already started appearing on their Digital TV network.
And as you can see from the screenshot below, the logo placement is horrible. It is not translucent in nature. It is huge.
Overall, it is a disaster for all the airtel DTH customers in the Indian market.
What a shame.
Airtel Broadband offering double speeds to Airtel DTH customers
Airtel Broadband has been causing a lot of confusion in the recent days. Some of their recent offers are creating a mess in the mindset of their customers.
Some customers are being offered double speed for Rs. 100 on their existing connections. No criteria has been revealed publicly.
Some other customers are getting double speeds just like that. Sources say that the company is increasing speeds of all of their customers in a step by step way.
Now, Airtel has launched a new offer promising double speeds for their DTH customers. This offer works for a period of 12 months.
Nothing has been explained except for one thing that the offer is applicable only on select plans.
Checkout: Airtel Broadband on India Broadband Forum
Tata Sky: Airtel Digital TV making false claims in their ads
Tata Sky DTH has asked the Advertising Standards Council of India to verify the claims made by Airtel in their DTH service advertisements.
Airtel Digital TV ads claim that their service is based on MPEG 4 DVB-S2 technology which has a better picture quality compared to other service providers.
Tata Sky said: “MPEG-4 and DVB S2 are compression standards and have no impact on video picture quality. We want to correct the myth in the minds of the consumers that MPEG-4 DVB S2 provides better picture quality than other technologies used to provide digital signals.”
Airtel on their part have said: “We have sent our reply to ACI. Our claim is that our technology is superior to ordinary technology, which includes analogue cable.”
Indian DTH service providers use several technologies based on two compression standards MPEG-2 and MPEG-4.
Airtel Digital TV DTH launches three new top-up plans
Airtel DTH division has announced the launch of three new top-up plans.
English Entertainment Plus : Star World + AXN + DISCOVERY TRAVEL & LIVING @ 25 PM + TAXES
English Plus: Star World + AXN + DISCOVERY TRAVEL & LIVING + Star Movies + HBO + SONY PIX + MGM @ 45 PM + TAXES
NICK PLUS : NICKLODEON + HUNGAMA @ 15 PM + TAXES
Airtel DTH adding around one lakh customers per month
Bharti Group has announced that they are soon going to expand the availability of their DTH services in the country.
The company said that they are currently adding around 4000 new customers a day.
Bharti Group Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said in a statement: “We are adding 4,000 customers a day and over a lakh customers a month … I am really delighted. This is one of the best industry experience for me with the kind of response we are getting from the customers.”
He was speaking at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
The service is currently available in 92 different cities in the country. It has rivals including Zee Dish TV, Tata Sky DTH, Reliance Big TV and Sun Direct DTH.
The company is also offering IPTV services in Delhi NCR region.
Airtel IPTV rumors out again
Airtel has been testing their IPTV services since a long time now.
The company came closer to launching it in the market several times in the past if we are to believe the rumors.
Reports are again out that the company could announce the launch of their IPTV services in the coming days.
Airtel has already launched their DTH services in the country. IPTV could soon complement that launch.
Airtel already serve close to three million broadband and fixed line subscribers and these would be the initial target for the launch of their IPTV services.
Bharti Airtel DTH coming soon?
Times of India front page has an advertising today which hints at the possibility of upcoming launch of Bharti Airtel DTH.
We are already seeing houses with Airtel Dishes installed on them as the company continues to test out the services.
Bharti would become the next major player in this market which has become real competitive.
Zee Dish TV, Tata Sky, Reliance Big TV, Sun Direct DTH are some of the existing players in the Indian DTH market.
Checkout the Ad:
Airtel DTH Forum