Airtel partners Hotstar for video content on TV app

Airtel partners Hotstar for video content on TV app

New Delhi-headquartered telecom giant Bharti Airtel has entered into a strategic partnership with video streaming platform Hotstar, in a bid to bring digital content from Hotstar's portfolio to Airtel customers.

After this partnership, Airtel claims to have over 350 channels available in total which also includes 35 HD channels.

'Airtel has among the widest consumer footprints in India and with our expansive content library, comprising rich programming that can cater across age groups, geographies, and interests, there are natural synergies and we are very excited about this partnership.' said Ajit Mohan, CEO - Hotstar.

Secondly, after one has reinstalled the Airtel TV app only live channels of Hotstar are visible instead of the complete bouquet which includes movies.

After it provided free access to Amazon Prime, Airtel has now announced its partnership with one of India's largest streaming sites - Hotstar. First of all, no update has been pushed by Airtel after the announcement of the partnership, which means if someone already has an Airtel TV app and wants to watch Hotstar content they simply can not view it without uninstalling the current app and then reinstalling it. So basically the Airtel TV app users will get the Hindi and other regional language content from Hotstar.

Airtel TV app is offering free content as a part of promotional offer till June 2018 to its all customers. There is even the access to 22 channels and over 3,000 hit movies and shows from Star India's network for free.


Airtel said this deal will enable them to offer its subscribers more than 100,000 hours across live sports, movies and television shows across 9 languages through the Airtel TV app.

A similar partnership was drawn up a year ago between Hotstar and Jio TV that has access to over 432 live channels in 15 languages.

"Their video content library will add vast value to our content play and add to the user experience.

We will continue to bring exciting content and in-app innovations to delight them", Sameer Batra, chief executive, Wynk said.

In addition to this, the customers also get access to a wide range of library of sports content and LIVE matches.

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