After Reliance,Airtel has also joined the Direct-To-Home Satellite TV Services list called Airtel Digital Tv.
Airtel Digital TV will be available in 62 cities in the first phase through 21000 Airtel retail and relationship centers. With over 175 channels, the packages will start from Rs. 2499 for a 6 months subscription with the channel price bands ranging from 99Rs to 424Rs a month.
Airtel Digital TV uses MPEG4 standard with DVB S2 technology technology to provide exceptional picture clarity and high quality audio. This high definition-ready technology also enables delivery of more complex interactive content. Also, Airtel digital TV uses 20 per cent larger dish antenna for better performance during rain. One the most interesting feature of Airtel Digital TV is the inclusion of programmable universal remote allowing users to manage TV and Set-top Box with a single remote.
Airtel Digital TV also boasts of highest set top box memory;Interactive applications such as iMatinee (Book cinema tickets), iTravel (Browse and book travel packages), iShop (Shop on TV for your favorite brands), iCity (Get your city’s information) and Widgets (Update yourself on latest stock news). 8 screen iNews, 2 / 4 screen iSports; games refreshed every 6 weeks; audio gain control;
search option; on screen account meter; last viewed channel in case of power disruption/switch off; and low battery indicator on the screen.
The new Airtel service is also backed by 24×7 customer care available in 8 different languages and a team of 800 trained service engineers.
Airtel Digital TV Packs Pricing:
Here is a list of packages available with Airtel Digital TV with the total number of channels you can view in each and the amount you need to pay for them, this also includes a combination of free & paid to watch channels.
Update: As an introductory offer Airtel Digital TV Silver Pack, with 65 channels will cost Rs 2000/- for 12 months, the monthly tariffs would range from Rs 125 to Rs 424 and Gold package has 104 channels at Rs. 3500 per month