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    Bhati Airtel launches IPTV services

    Bharti Airtel on Monday became the first private player to launch its IPTV services under the brand—Airtel Digital Television interactive.

    IPTV services provides television content through broadband connection. " Airtel will be able to offer a single knock on the door experience with triple play services through which Airtel will deliver voice, broadband and TV and video entertainment.

    The customer would have to pay Rs 3999 as one time activation charges. The company has come with two price points for IPTV subscribers: Rs 999 per month for 135 channels, a broadband connection and a landline connection. The other package is for Rs 599 per month which comes bundled with 117 channels and a broadband connection. The company will offer a single bill for all these three services.

    The service has been launched for the NCR region.Unlike DTH service which is mass-based, IPTV service is targeted at the 7-8 metro cities.The company will soon launch in Mumbai and Bangalore in a phased manner.
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    can you post the source?
    need more details!

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    When will the service be rolled out in Chennai? and also do they have any offer for existing customers?

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    For those interested in the details, heres the official link
    Digital TV from Airtel
    The Details of the two plans are as under
    Installation: 3999
    Rent: 999/599
    BB: 256 kbps - UL/2.5 GB
    Addl. Use- NA/60p per MB
    Landline- Free/ Addl. rental as per plan
    IPTV- 135 / 117 channels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rameshjeee View Post
    Bhati Airtel launches IPTV services

    Bharti Airtel on Monday became the first private player to launch its IPTV services under the brand—Airtel Digital Television interactive.

    IPTV services provides television content through broadband connection. " Airtel will be able to offer a single knock on the door experience with triple play services through which Airtel will deliver voice, broadband and TV and video entertainment.

    The customer would have to pay Rs 3999 as one time activation charges. The company has come with two price points for IPTV subscribers: Rs 999 per month for 135 channels, a broadband connection and a landline connection. The other package is for Rs 599 per month which comes bundled with 117 channels and a broadband connection. The company will offer a single bill for all these three services.

    The service has been launched for the NCR region.Unlike DTH service which is mass-based, IPTV service is targeted at the 7-8 metro cities.The company will soon launch in Mumbai and Bangalore in a phased manner.
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    ok, were going places now, what all major cities are going to get this service!

    And has it officially been launched!

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    For those interested in the details, heres the official link
    Digital TV from Airtel
    The Details of the two plans are as under
    Installation: 3999
    Rent: 999/599
    BB: 256 kbps - UL/2.5 GB
    Addl. Use- NA/60p per MB
    Landline- Free/ Addl. rental as per plan
    IPTV- 135 / 117 channels
    thanks for the info.
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    Rameshjeee and other experts,

    Can IPTV box of Airtel be used on other Broadband BSNL etc?

    I mean to say that I have Airtel IPTV box with Airtel broadband with Magic @ Home Triple Play Pack but when I move to other city where BSNL broadband is available not Airtel , can I use this Airtel IPTV box on other broadband?

    Is there any way to modify the IP address and use this box on other broadband or these boxes are completely locked, cannot be used on other broadband.

    Please give your expert opinion.

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    Default Airtel digital TV Interactive IPTV plan for existing broadband customers

    Airtel has revealed an IPTV plan for existing customers who do not want to subscribe to the 256kbps package being offered in their combo packages.

    This plan is aimed at customers who are already using Airtel Broadband on higher speeds.

    The package name is Premium Pack and it allows the user to keep his existing high speed broadband connection.

    Details:

    Rental: Rs 399
    Number of channels: 135
    Free Pay per View: 1 Movie (worth Rs. 25)
    Number of Time Shift TV Channels: 25
    Number of games: 5

    Other features include free access to iAstro, iMatinee, iCity.


    Source: sifybroadband.techwhack

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    Most of the set top boxes are locked to the particular service provider. Altering the firmware may help u, but be advised that an incorrect updation procedure will result with an expensive door-block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deewar View Post
    Rameshjeee and other experts,

    Can IPTV box of Airtel be used on other Broadband BSNL etc?

    I mean to say that I have Airtel IPTV box with Airtel broadband with Magic @ Home Triple Play Pack but when I move to other city where BSNL broadband is available not Airtel , can I use this Airtel IPTV box on other broadband?

    Is there any way to modify the IP address and use this box on other broadband or these boxes are completely locked, cannot be used on other broadband.

    Please give your expert opinion.
    At this momment Interpolation is unkown.
    as Bureau of Indian Standards is yet to make standard of IPTV.


    much like its counterpart, DTH
    at the moment you can't offically use your own STBs

    When you take the service, you have take STB along

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    in other words, if u are in a transferable job, better to go fo DTH (with more reach) than IPTV

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    till now ip tv services are provided on DELHI AND NCR REGIONS

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    Quote Originally Posted by simsandy43 View Post
    till now ip tv services are provided on DELHI AND NCR REGIONS
    Faridabad is not included in our plans as of now.

    Rgds

    You may ask me any queries on IPTV as I am working for it in Airtel
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    Quote Originally Posted by kundanbhakuni View Post
    Faridabad is not included in our plans as of now.

    Rgds

    You may ask me any queries on IPTV as I am working for it in Airtel
    Just one Query:
    I know its technically possible to view IPTV on a PC without a TV & STB. as its just Stream of IP data packets just like regular internet. Afterall STB is a computer with embedded Linux, which does task of decoding

    I want to know Does airtel plan to implement it?
    any unofficial way to view this, like using VLC player?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary4gar View Post
    Just one Query:
    I know its technically possible to view IPTV on a PC without a TV & STB. as its just Stream of IP data packets just like regular internet. Afterall STB is a computer with embedded Linux, which does task of decoding

    I want to know Does airtel plan to implement it?
    any unofficial way to view this, like using VLC player?
    IPTV data is kind of encapsulated while being transmitted from the root server. One needs to have a registered STB to connect to the IPTV server, because there are certain alteration induced in the firmware of the STB which signals the server and the server starts transmitting to the STB. This authentication has to be completed, only then the transmission will commence.

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    Cool Techie is right...

    And as per your query Gary unfortunately Airtel does not intend to give IPTV services directly on TV. However you may get it incase you have a TV tuner card, however it will work on TV mode only.


    Sorry for the delayed reply... was too busy Field Studting for IPTV :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    IPTV data is kind of encapsulated while being transmitted from the root server. One needs to have a registered STB to connect to the IPTV server, because there are certain alteration induced in the firmware of the STB which signals the server and the server starts transmitting to the STB. This authentication has to be completed, only then the transmission will commence.
    These alterations are deliberately induced into the Data packet, so People may not use the feed for any other purpose than indented.


    However, I am pretty confident that Viewing IPTV on PC directly is possible. just we need to figure out how. previously i had accessed view Movie on Demand channels directly on PC via VLC media player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary4gar View Post
    These alterations are deliberately induced into the Data packet, so People may not use the feed for any other purpose than indented.


    However, I am pretty confident that Viewing IPTV on PC directly is possible. just we need to figure out how. previously i had accessed view Movie on Demand channels directly on PC via VLC media player.
    Please do post in here, if u come across any such methods by which we can directly access IPTV without STB

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    Please do post in here, if u come across any such methods by which we can directly access IPTV without STB
    I would have, but i have removed IPTV now due its poor service.
    Still, if i find some details, i would post

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    When will the serivce be avaailable for chennai?

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    Can we use airtel broadband connection for iptv in my pc, and without using set top box...
    Thanks in advance

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    No. not possible.

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    hi,..

    whether i can use any virtual STB... many STB open source i have seen... Can i use any of those..If so, can u suggest me some virtual STB code...

    Tnku

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    its total loss.don't buy iptv connection of airtel.its so cheap service.so high price in all bakwaas channel has been included.reliance IPTV is the better than airtel.

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    Mention what kind of TV channels you want to access in your Computer screen ? via IPTV. without any set top box.
    Local Indian TV Channels or
    foreign free TV channels like /BBC ?
    or the Satellite TV channels via Internet ?
    1
    virtual STB:many STB open source i have seen.
    Provide at least one or two website links.
    2.
    You can watch TV using a TV tuner in your Desktop.
    Connect your cable connection to TV card.

    see this website:
    http://www.worldtvpc.com/blog/the-de...rnet-tv-on-pc/
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    Some weeks back, Airtel launched Airtel Broadband TV services which will enable us to watch TV channels without using a STB. You just need a valid Airtel BB connection to utilize the service. Checkout http://www.airtelbroadbandtv.com/ for further information.

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    @cool_techie_tvm
    Checked website. seems VAS ( value added services ) )
    Rather VOD ( Video on demand type ).
    different packages are mentioned.
    Presume this is in addition to regular Broadband connection.

    http://www.airtelbroadbandtv.com/air...uestAction.do#

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