Airtel digital TV
Come Home to the Magic
|Headquarters||Gurgaon, Haryana, India|
|Sunil Bharti Mittal|
|Products||Direct broadcast satellite|
|Subsidiaries||Bharti Telemedia Ltd.|
Airtel digital TV is an Indian direct-broadcast satellite service provider owned and operated by Bharti Airtel. Its satellite service, launched in 2008, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in India. It uses MPEG-4 digital compression with DVB-S2 technology, transmitting using the satellite SES-7 108.2°E.
Airtel Digital TV Recorder
A premium DVR (Digital Video Recorder) allows 150 hours of recording live TV on a 160 GB hard disk with MPEG 4 picture clarity. This product was discontinued after the launch of [HD] Recorder.
Airtel Digital TV [HD]
Airtel Digital TV HD provides channels in their native resolution of 1080i or 720p with 16:9 aspect ratio. The STB is compatible with 7.1 Channel Dolby Digital Plus surround sound as well and is in fact the first HD STB in India to be compliant with Dolby digital Plus.
Airtel Digital TV HD+ is a recorder that records content on an external USB drive/hard disk drive. It is different from the Digital TV [HD] recorder that records content on an in-built hard disk drive. HD+ offers potentially unlimited recording, as the capacity depends on that of the external hard disk drive/ USB drive. However, it only has a single tuner and hence only a single channel can be watched and recorded at the same time. This is in contrast to the [HD] recorder that enables one to watch and record two different channels at a time and to also supports simultaneous multiple channels recording.
Airtel Digital TV [HD] Recorder
On 4 May 2010, Airtel digital TV from bharti airtel announced the launch of its 3D ready High Definition Personal Video Recorder (HD Recorder). Retaining its pioneering Remote Recording feature, airtel digital TV's HD Recorder offers unique features of Automatic Favourites, Search and Genre and Category sort and is 3D ready.
Airtel Digital TV's standard definition broadcasts are in MPEG-4 with Interactive Service (ITV) and 7-day EPG (electronic programme guide). Interactive Service (ITV) of Airtel Digital TV includes an add-on service that allows a user to shop, book movie tickets etc. A universal remote is included in the package that can, over IR frequencies, control both the TV and the DTH box. Like other DTH service providers, it also provides a pay per view interactive service that includes a catalogue of movies in Hindi, English and regional languages.
On Demand Entertainment
Airtel Digital TV provides On-Demand services on connected boxes. A customer can view a diverse Video Library of 1600+ titles including Movies, TV Shows, Sitcoms and can Catch-up on missed TV shows of last 6 days for Top 35 channels. Best viewed with newly launched WiFi Plug-in costing Rs.849, available on www.shop.airtel.com
Airtel Digital TV also contains interactive services apart from tv channels including below:
- iKidsworld (Ch.361)
- iMusicspace (Ch.379)
A subscriber can make their TV a Gaming Zone. Currently there are 6 Games available on Airtel digital TV in 3 pack variants - Silver (2 Games), Gold (4 Games) and Platinum (6 Games).
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