Airtel digital TV
|Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman |
Sunil Taldar, CEO
|Products||Direct broadcast satellite|
Bharti Telemedia Limited d/b/a Airtel digital TV is an Indian direct-broadcast satellite service provider owned and operated by Bharti Airtel. Its satellite service, launched in October 2008, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in India. It has a total subscriber base of 10.07 million as of 30 March 2015.
On 4 May 2010, Airtel digital TV announced the launch of its HD+ recorder. On 24 May 2011, Airtel announced that its digital TV HD and HD-DVR boxes are software-enabled to view standard definition (SD) content up-scaled to 1080i HD.
Airtel Digital TV's standard definition broadcasts are in MPEG-4 with Interactive Service and 7-day Electronic Programme Guide. A universal remote is included in the package that can, over IR frequencies, control both the TV and the DTH box. Airtel Digital TV HD provides channels of resolution 1080 or 720 pixel with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The set-top box is compatible with 7.1 Channel Dolby digital Plus surround sound and is the first HD set-top box in India to be compliant with the standard.
Airtel Digital TV provides on-demand services on connected boxes that includes a catalog of movies, TV series and other programmes across English and various Indian languages. It also offers interactive services such as iDarshan, iKidsworld, iMusicspace and games.
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