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2 May 2011
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Airtel Digital TV
(Bharti Telemedia Limited)

Type Television Service Provider
Industry DTH Pay TV
Founded 2008
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Area served India
Key people Sunil Mittal
Products Direct broadcast satellite
Parent Bharti Airtel[1]
Subsidiaries Bharti Telemedia Ltd.
Website www.airtel.in/digitaltv
Airtel Digital TV (Hindi: एयरटेल डिजिटल टीवी) is the brand name for Bharti Airtel's DTH service in India. It uses MPEG-4 digital compression with DVB-S2 technology, transmitting using INSAT 4CR 74°E and SES 7 108.2°E. Airtel digital TV service was launched on [2][3] 8 October 2008.
Its main competitors are cable television and other DTH service providers - Reliance Big TV, DD Direct+, Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun Direct, and Videocon D2H.
Contents [hide]
1 Technical information
2 Digital TV recorder
3 Digital TV HD
4 Mobile vehicle solution
5 Subscriber base
6 Channel list
6.1 Interactive services
7 See also
8 References
9 External links
[edit]Technical information

Airtel digital TV's standard definition broadcasts are in MPEG-4 with Interactive Service (ITV) and 7-day EPG (electronic programme guide). Interactive Service (ITV) of Airtel digital TV includes an add-on service that allows a user to shop, book movie tickets etc. A universal remote is included in the package that can, over IR frequencies, control both the TV and the DTH box. Like other DTH service providers, it also provides a Video on demand interactive service that includes a catalogue of movies in Hindi.
[edit]Digital TV recorder

A premium DVR Digital Video Recorder allows recording of live TV on a 160 GB hard disk with MPEG 4 picture clarity.This DVR is also HD ready(576p) and will receive HD channels and Airtel is providing HD top up for DVR customers.[citation needed]
[edit]Digital TV HD

Airtel digital TV HD provides channels in their native resolution of 1080i or 720p with 16:9 aspect ratio. The STB is compatible with 7.1 CH Dolby digital Plus surround sound as well and is in fact the first HD STB in India to be compliant with Dolby digital Plus.[citation needed]
On 24 May, 2011, Airtel announced that its digital TV HD and HD-DVR boxes are now software-enabled to view standard definition (SD) content upscaled to 1080i HD. The feature will also be a free upgrade for customers already using Airtel digital TV HD and HD-DVR.[4]
[edit]Mobile vehicle solution

Airtel digital TV on Oct. 2010 launched a new way for people to enjoy live TV on the move, in form of in-bus entertainment.A multi TV screen Mobile Vehicle DTH solution with installation of its connections in RSTC Super Luxury Volvo buses plying on Delhi – Jaipur Highway[5] Airtel Digital TV also Lunched HD DVR with 3D
[edit]Subscriber base

Airtel Digital TV has a total subscriber base of 5.66 million by 31 March 2011.[6] There are about 30 million DTH subscribers in India as of February 2011.[7]
[edit]Channel list

Airtel digital TV SDU and MDU dish

Airtel live screen
The following is the list of channels provided by Airtel digital TV as of May 2011.[8]
Channel Name
Help Channel
100 What’s On Airtel
Hindi Entertainment
101 STAR Plus
102 Zee TV
103 Sony
104 STAR One
105 Sahara One
106 Imagine TV
107 Enterr 10
108 DD National
109 SAB TV
110 Zoom
111 STAR Utsav
113 Home Shop 18
111 Colors
116 UTV Bindass
124 DD Bharati
125 Mahuaa TV
126 Magik TV
English Entertainment
135 AXN
136 STAR World
137 Zee Café
138 BBC Entertainment
139 Big CBS Prime
140 Big CBS Love
141 Fox Crime
142 FX
143 Big CBS Spark
Hindi Movies
160 SET Max
161 Zee Cinema
162 STAR Gold
163 Filmy
165 UTV Movies
166 UTV Action
167 Zee Classic
Pay Per View Movies
180 Airtel Movies 1
181 Airtel Movies 2
English Movies
190 STAR Movies
191 HBO
192 PIX
193 WB
194 UTV World Movies
195 MGM
196 Zee Studio
197 Movies Now
198 Movies Now HD
224 TEN Cricket
225 ESPN
226 STAR Sports
227 STAR Cricket
228 NEO Sports
229 NEO Cricket
230 TEN Sports
231 TEN Action+
232 DD Sports
Hindi News
275 STAR News
276 Zee News
277 Aaj Tak
278 India TV
279 NDTV India
280 DD News
281 IBN-7
282 News 24
283 Lok Sabha TV
284 DD Rajya Sabha
285 CNBC Awaaz
286 Zee Business
287 ETV Bihar
288 ETV Rajasthan
289 ETV UP
291 CNEB
292 ETV MP
293 Zee Chattisgarh
294 Total TV
295 Day & Night News
296 India News
297 Live India
English News
300 Times Now
301 NDTV 24x7
303 Headlines Today
304 CNBC TV18
305 NDTV Profit
306 Bloomberg UTV
307 BBC World News
308 CNN
309 ET Now
311 RT (Russia Today)
325 TLC
326 NDTV Good Times
328 Zee Trendz
329 Fashion TV
338 Discovery World HD
339 National Geographic Channel HD
340 Discovery Channel
341 National Geographic Channel
342 Fox History & Entertainment
343 Animal Planet
344 DD Gyan Darshan
345 Topper
346 Discovery Science
347 Discovery Turbo
354 CBeebies
355 Cartoon Network
356 Pogo
357 Hungama
358 Disney XD
359 Nickelodeon
360 Disney Channel
361 Animax
380 MTV
381 Channel V
382 9XM
383 B4U Music
384 ETC
385 Masti
386 VH1
387 E24
500 Sun TV
501 KTV
502 STAR Vijay
503 Kalaignar TV
504 Jaya TV
505 Sun Music
506 Chutti TV
507 Raj TV
508 Sun News
509 Jaya Plus
510 Isai Aruvi
511 Polimer TV
512 Sirippoli
513 Makkal TV
514 Angel TV
515 Jaya Max
516 DD Podhigai
517 Adithya TV
518 Captain TV
519 Vasanth TV
520 Gemini TV
521 ETV Telugu
522 Gemini Movies
523 Maa TV
524 Zee Telugu
525 ETV 2
526 TV9 Telugu
527 Gemini Music
528 NTV
529 ABN Andhra Jyothi
530 SVBC
531 Subhavaartha
532 Gemini News
533 Gemini Comedy
534 Sakshi TV
536 TV5 Telugu
540 Zee Bangla
541 ETV Bangla
542 Akash Bangla
543 STAR Ananda
544 24 Ghanta
545 STAR Jalsha
546 DD Bangla
547 Sony Aath
548 Rupashi Bangla
549 Sangeet Bangla
550 Zee Marathi
551 ETV Marathi
552 STAR Majha
553 Zee Talkies
554 Saam TV
555 STAR Pravah
556 Mi Marathi
557 IBN Lokmat
558 Zee 24 Taas
559 DD Sahyadri
560 Udaya TV
561 ETV Kannada
562 Udaya Movies
563 Zee Kannada
564 TV 9 Kannada
565 Asianet Suvarna
566 U2
567 DD Chandana
568 Kasthuri TV
569 Udaya Varthegalu
593 Udaya Comedy
594 Suvarna News 24x7
570 Asianet
571 Surya TV
572 Kiran
573 Manorama News
574 Kairali
575 Asianet Plus
576 Amrita
577 Asianet News
578 Indiavision
579 Kairali We
588 DD Malayalam
589 Jeevan TV
580 ETC Punjabi
581 mh1
582 Zee Punjabi
583 PTC Punjabi
584 PTC News
585 DD Punjabi
586 Time TV
587 PTC Chakde
590 ETV Gujarati
591 DD Gujarati
592 TV9 Gujarati
600 ETV Oriya
601 Orissa TV
602 DD Oriya
603 Tarang TV
604 Tarang Music
610 ETV Urdu
611 DD Urdu
612 DD Kashir
North East
620 NE TV
621 News Live
622 Nepal 1
623 DD North East
624 DY365
625 Rang TV
690 Aastha
691 Sanskar
693 Mh1 Shraddha
694 Shalom TV
695 GOD TV
696 Paras TV
697 Sadhna
698 Bhakti TV
999 Airtel Help
[edit]Interactive services
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