airtel digital TV

Airtel digital TV
Industry Satellite television
Founded 2008
Headquarters Gurgaon, India
Area served
Key people
Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman
Shashi Arora, CEO[1]
Products Direct broadcast satellite
Parent Bharti Airtel[2]

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.[3] It has a total subscriber base of 10.07 million as of 30 March 2015.[4][5]


On 4 May 2010, Airtel digital TV announced the launch of its HD+ recorder that records content.[6] 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.[7]

Technical information

Airtel Digital TV's standard definition broadcasts are in MPEG-4 with Interactive Service and 7-day Electronic Programme Guide.[8] A universal remote is included in the package that can, over IR frequencies, control both the TV and the DTH box.[9][10] Airtel Digital TV HD provides channels of resolution 1080 or 720 pixel with 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.[11]


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.[12] It also offers interactive services such as iDarshan, iKidsworld, iMusicspace and games.[13][14]


  1. "Airtel Digital TV crosses 1-crore active subscriber mark". Economic Times. 1 April 2015.
  2. "Mobile Prepaid, Broadband, Postpaid Mobile, DTH Services in India: Airtel". Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  3. "Bharti Airtel launches DTH service". The Financial Express. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  4. "Quarterly report on the results for the second quarter and six months ended September 30, 2014" (PDF). Bharti Airtel.
  5. "Airtel Digital TV adds 1.06 mn subs in FY15, EBITDA sees strong growth". 29 April 2015.
  6. "Now enjoy the magic of HD on airtel digital TV's 3D ready HD Recorder". Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  7. "Airtel Digital TV HD users to get free up scaled SD Channels". 24 May 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  8. "Airtel DTH ad misleading complains Tata Sky". Economic Times. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  9. "Airtel Universal Remote Setup for Your Television". Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  10. "How to Program and Use Airtel Digital TV (ADTV), Tata Sky DTH and Videocon D2H Universal Remotes with your TV Set?". Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  11. "Airtel Digital TV to Bring Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound to Indian Broadcast Television".
  12. "Shemaroo launches movie premier service". Business Standard. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  13. "Airtel live games". Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  14. "Airtel Interactive services". Retrieved 28 November 2015.

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