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    Make your existing television smart with Airtel Digital TV
     
    • In an industry first, Airtel launches a Self-Care App enabling a one-stop-shop for complete account management
     
    • Also rolls-out a Wi-fi dongle for its HD set-top-boxes

    New Delhi, December 09, 2014: Airtel Digital TV, the Direct-To-Home (DTH) service arm of Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecom services provider, today rolled out an innovative and easy to use Self-Care Application for television sets, a first-of-its kind by a DTH service provider. A TV replica of the ‘My Airtel mobile app’, the Self-Care will enable customers with an Airtel Digital TV HD set-top-box to easily access their Airtel Digital TV account details real-time on their television sets without the need to reach out to the customer support center.

     

    The app can be accessed by connecting the set-top-box to an internet connection via a LAN cable or with the help of the newly launched plug and play Wi-Fi dongle – Airtel Infinity. The Wi-Fi dongle will empower customers to connect their HD/HD+ and HD DVR set-top-boxes to the internet using any of their existing Wi-Fi connection (with recommended speed of 2Mpbs) without need of any additional wiring for enabling the broadband/LAN access on their set-top-box. Customers will now also be able to easily enjoy a host of services like Airtel’s exhaustive video library service - On-Demand TV and catch up on last 6 days of pre-recorded TV shows. The Wi-Fi dongle will be revealed at Google’s ‘Great Online Shopping Festival’ starting on December 9 and will be exclusively available on gosf.in via infibeam.com until December 12 post which it will be available on shop.airtel.com.

     

    For more details on the Wi-Fi dongle, customers can simply log on to http://www.airtel.in/digital-tv/on-demand-TV/ or SMS INFINITY to 54325 from their registered mobile number. Customers who connect their HD/DVR set-top-box to an internet connection via LAN or Wi-Fi dongle - Infinity will be able to automatically access the Self-Care app once connected.

     

    About Airtel digital TV
    Airtel digital TV is a leading national DTH service provider offering MPEG 4 & DVBS 2 – currently the most advanced digital broadcasting technologies available in the world. The company offers both standard and high definition (HD) digital TV services with 3D capabilities and Dolby surround sound and is backed by a 24X7 customer care. With 400 channels & services including 22 HD channels and interactive services, Airtel Digital TV has introduced many firsts to the segment including a universal remote, several unique interactive applications, multi lingual EPG, and integrated anytime, anywhere recording through mobile and web. With the launch of the SD+ recorder set-top box, Airtel Digital TV is now the only DTH player in the country to offer recording on all types of set-top-boxes. Airtel Digital TV had over 9.5 million customers as on September 2014. To know more please visit, www.airtel.in/digital-tv

     

    About Bharti Airtel
    Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 305 million customers across its operations at the end of October 2014. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com.