Bharti Airtel


Airtel Xstream at 2 million subs

Indian pay TV operator Bharti Airtel has announced that its Airtel Xstream platform now has 2 million paid subscribers. Launched in February, Airtel Xstream Premium, aggregates content from 15 Indian and global video OTT players within one app. At launch, customers will get access to over 10,500 movies, shows and live channels from: SonyLIV, ErosNow, […]

Airtel goes after aggregation with Xstream Premium app

Indian telco Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of a new aggregation oriented streaming service. The platform, Airtel Xstream Premium, aggregates content from 15 Indian and global video OTT players within one app. At launch, customers will get access to over 10,500 movies, shows and live channels from: SonyLIV, ErosNow, Lionsgate Play, Hoichoi, ManoramaMax, Shemaroo, […]

Bharti Airtel reportedly eyeing Dish TV takeover

Indian telco giant Bharti Airtel is reportedly in talks to acquire a majority stake in broadcast satellite service provider Dish TV India. According to local financial outlet Mint, Airtel is looking to buy the 25.63% owned by Yes Bank, and a furtner 5.93% from Dish TV’s promoter group. Yes Bank is Dish’s largest shareholder. The […]

Airtel introduces Airtel IQ Video CPaaS product

Indian telco giant Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of its new Video Platform as a Service (CPaaS) solution.  Dubbed Airtel IQ Video, the solution leverages Airtel’s cloud and video tech to allow businesses to build video streaming products at a low cost. It is an end-to-end managed solution that includes features such as app […]

Bharti Airtel launches advertising business

Indian telco Bharti Airtel has entered into the ad business with its new brand Airtel Ads. The brand promises to provide advertisers with ‘the biggest pool of quality customers in India,’ with Airtel having over 320 million customers across its mobile, DTH and home businesses. Airtel Ads utilises the telco’s data science capabilities to provide […]

NAGRA hits record 1.5 billion multi-DRM licences served for Bharti Airtel

Kudelski-owned content protection firm NAGRA has announced a milestone of more than 1.5 billion multi-DRM licences served by its Security Service Platform for Bharti Airtel’s Xstream app. Airtel Xstream serves as the digital entertainment platform of Bharti Airtel, and offers more than 10,000 shows and movies, and 350 live TV channels. Through its Wynk subsidiary, […]

The Q India comes to Airtel Xstream

Youth broadcaster QYou Media has signed a deal with Bharti Airtel to bring The Q India to its Airtel Xstream service.  Airtel Xstream is a converged digital entertainment experience that offers a catalogue of live TV channels, movies, TV shows, and more across 14 languages. The company said that the service is part of its […]

Lionsgate agrees content deal with Bharti Airtel

India’s Bharti Airtel has struck a deal with Lionsgate that will see the US studio’s content, including movies such as La La Land, become available via the telco giant. The partnership will give Airtel customers access to films from streaming service Lionsgate Play, which will be available on the Airtel Xstream app and web platforms. […]

Indian courts uphold €12 billion telco demand from government

Indian courts have upheld a demand from the government’s Department of Telecom (DoT) that demands INR920 billion (€11.67 billion) from Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea. The DoT had demanded the money due to overdue levies and interest – with the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) being the point of contention in the case that […]

No plans to sell stake, says Bharti Airtel

Indian telco Bhari Airtel has said that there was no proposal to sell a stake in the company. The declaration was made in response to a report from local news outlet Business Standard that Japanese investment firm SoftBank was eyeing a stake in the telco. In a statement made to the National Stock Exchange on […]