Airtel, Hotstar Partner to Widen Airtel TV Catalogue

Airtel, Hotstar Partner to Widen Airtel TV Catalogue

Airtel and Hotstar have partnered to supply a part of the latter’s catalogue on the previous’s cell app, Airtel TV, the 2 corporations introduced Monday. The deal consists of films, TV reveals, and dwell sports activities from 22 channels throughout Star India’s community, in 9 languages.

All the content material will probably be accessible to Airtel subscribers totally free, whereas it runs a promotional scheme for Airtel TV till June. The partnership would not embody most of Hotstar’s English-language content material, together with that from HBO, Disney India, and Showtime, as well as to its personal English-language channels.

The focus appears to be extra on native content material, with channels, films, and TV reveals in Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu amongst others. Thanks to the partnership with Star India, Airtel claims the Airtel TV app now provides entry to over 350 dwell channels (35 in HD), and 10,000 films and TV reveals.

“We are delighted to have Hotstar onboard as a long run companion in our endeavour to construct a world-class digital content material ecosystem,” Sameer Batra, CEO Wynk, Airtel’s entertainment subsidiary, said in a statement. “Their wealthy content material library will add immense worth to our content material play and add to the person expertise.”

“Airtel has among the many widest shopper footprints in India and with our expansive content material library, comprising wealthy programming that may cater throughout age teams, geographies and pursuits, there are pure synergies and we’re very enthusiastic about this partnership,” Ajit Mohan, CEO Hotstar, added.

Airtel has been ramping up its efforts with Airtel TV in current months, in gentle of stiff competitors from Reliance Jio’s JioTV, launching a revamped model late final yr, after which providing a year-long Amazon Prime subscription totally free as an added incentive in January. The Hotstar deal provides to the present partnerships with Eros Now, Hooq, and Sony Liv.

Adapted From: Gadgets360

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