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”’Airtel digital TV”’ is an Indian [[satellite television]] service provider owned by ”’Bharti Telemedia Limited”’, a subsidiary of [[Bharti Airtel]].{{cite web |title=Bharti Telemedia Limited: Private Company Information |url=https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=36185703 |website=bloomberg.com |access-date=3 August 2018}} It launched [[Direct to Home|direct-to-home]] (DTH) satellite television service in India on 9 October 2008.

”’Airtel digital TV”’ is an Indian [[satellite television]] service provider owned by ”’Bharti Telemedia Limited”’, a subsidiary of [[Bharti Airtel]].{{cite web |title=Bharti Telemedia Limited: Private Company Information |url=https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=36185703 |website=bloomberg.com |access-date=3 August 2018}} It launched [[Direct to Home|direct-to-home]] (DTH) satellite television service in India on 9 October 2008.

Airtel digital TV is the [[List of telecom companies in India#Direct-to-home (DTH) operators|second largest DTH operator in India]] by number of subscribers. It had a total subscriber base of 10.07 million as of 30 March 2015.{{cite web|url=http://www.airtel.in/wps/wcm/connect/d79d58b3-6be4-4d23-95c1-244375dcfd96/Quarterly-Report-Q2-FY15.pdf?MOD=AJPERES|title=Quarterly report on the results for the second quarter and six months ended September 30, 2014|website=Bharti Airtel}}{{cite news|url=http://www.televisionpost.com/dth/airtel-digital-tv-adds-1-06-mn-subs-in-fy15-ebitda-sees-strong-growth/|title=Airtel Digital TV adds 1.06 mn subs in FY15, EBITDA sees strong growth|publisher=televisionPost.com|date=29 April 2015|access-date=28 November 2015|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20151119083529/http://www.televisionpost.com/dth/airtel-digital-tv-adds-1-06-mn-subs-in-fy15-ebitda-sees-strong-growth/|archive-date=19 November 2015|url-status=dead|df=dmy-all}}

Airtel digital TV is the [[List of telecom companies in India#Direct-to-home (DTH) operators|second largest DTH operator in India]] by number of subscribers. It had a total subscriber base of 10.07 million as of 30 March 2015.{{cite web|url=http://www.airtel.in/wps/wcm/connect/d79d58b3-6be4-4d23-95c1-244375dcfd96/Quarterly-Report-Q2-FY15.pdf?MOD=AJPERES|title=Quarterly report on the results for the second quarter and six months ended September 30, 2014|website=Bharti Airtel}}{{cite news|url=http://www.televisionpost.com/dth/airtel-digital-tv-adds-1-06-mn-subs-in-fy15-ebitda-sees-strong-growth/|title=Airtel Digital TV adds 1.06 mn subs in FY15, EBITDA sees strong growth|publisher=televisionPost.com|date=29 April 2015|access-date=28 November 2015|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20151119083529/http://www.televisionpost.com/dth/airtel-digital-tv-adds-1-06-mn-subs-in-fy15-ebitda-sees-strong-growth/|archive-date=19 November 2015|url-status=dead|df=dmy-all}}


Latest revision as of 06:47, 22 May 2023

Indian satellite television provider

Airtel digital TV is an Indian satellite television service provider owned by Bharti Telemedia Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bharti Airtel.[1] It launched direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television service in India on 9 October 2008.

Airtel digital TV is the second largest DTH operator in India by number of subscribers. It had a total subscriber base of 10.07 million as of 30 March 2015.[4][5]

History[edit]

Bharti Telemedia Limited was incorporated on 30 November 2006 as a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel.[6] The company announced plans to launch direct-to-home satellite television services across India on 7 August 2007.[7] The service was launched on 9 October 2008 under the brand name Airtel Digital TV.[8]

On 4 May 2011, Airtel digital TV announced the launch of its first high-definition digital video recorder (HD-DVR) priced at 3,990 (equivalent to 7,000 or US$87 in 2020) and 4,490 (equivalent to 7,900 or US$98 in 2020) for existing and new customers respectively.[9] On 24 May 2011, Airtel announced that its HD and HD-DVR boxes were software-enabled to view standard-definition content up-scaled to 1080i HD.[10] Airtel digital TV had a total subscriber base of 10.07 million as on 30 March 2015.[4][5]

On 12 December 2017, Bharti Airtel announced that it would sell a 20% stake in Bharti Telemedia to American private equity firm Warburg Pincus for US$350 million.[11][12] The sale received approval from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 28 August 2018.[13]

On 17 February 2021, Bharti Airtel announced that it would buy back the 20% stake in Bharti Telemedia that it had sold to Warburg Pincus at a cost of 3,126 crore (US$390 million).[14] The transaction was completed on 22 March 2021.[15]

Technical information[edit]

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