Airtel digital TV

Bharti Telemedia Limited, doing business as Airtel Digital TV, is an Indian direct-broadcast satellite service provider owned and operated by Bharti Airtel.[4] Its satellite service, launched in October 2008, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in India.[5] It has a total subscriber base of 10.07 million as of 30 March 2015.[6][7]

Airtel Digital TV
IndustrySatellite television
FoundedOctober 2008; 14 years ago (2008-10)
HeadquartersGurgaon, India
Area served
Key people
Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman
Sunil Taldar, CEO[1]
Productssatellite pay television, pay-per-view, streaming television
RevenueIncrease 3,056 crore (US$380 million) (FY 2021)[2]
Decrease 1,126 crore (US$140 million) (FY 2021)[2]
ParentBharti Airtel[3]


On 4 May 2010, Airtel digital TV announced the launch of its HD+ recorder.[8] 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.[9]

Technical informationEdit

Airtel Digital TV's standard-definition broadcasts are in MPEG-4 with Interactive Service and 7-day Electronic Programme Guide.[10] A universal remote is included in the package that can, over IR frequencies, control both the TV and the DTH box.[11][12] Airtel Digital TV HD provides channels of resolution 1080p 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.[13]


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.[14] It also offers interactive services such as iDarshan, iKidsworld, iMusicspace and games.[15][16]


  1. ^ "Airtel Digital TV crosses 1-crore active subscriber mark". Economic Times. 1 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Bharti Airtel's DTH biz reports 27% increase in Q4 revenue". Exchange4media. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Mobile Prepaid, Broadband, Postpaid Mobile, DTH Services in India: Airtel". Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Bharti Telemedia Limited: Private Company Information". Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Bharti Airtel launches DTH service". The Financial Express. 7 October 2008. Archived from the original on 4 December 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Quarterly report on the results for the second quarter and six months ended September 30, 2014" (PDF). Bharti Airtel.
  7. ^ "Airtel Digital TV adds 1.06 mn subs in FY15, EBITDA sees strong growth". 29 April 2015. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Now enjoy the magic of HD on airtel digital TV's 3D ready HD Recorder". Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Airtel Digital TV HD users to get free up scaled SD Channels". 24 May 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Airtel DTH ad misleading complains Tata Sky". Economic Times. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Airtel Universal Remote Setup for Your Television". Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "Airtel Digital TV to Bring Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound to Indian Broadcast Television".
  14. ^ "Shemaroo launches movie premier service". Business Standard. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Airtel live games". Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  16. ^ "Airtel Interactive services". Retrieved 28 November 2015.

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