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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 […]

Synamedia unveils Astro partnership, renews with Bharti Airtel

Synamedia and Malaysian TV/OTT platform Astro have entered into a strategic partnership that will see Synamedia technology deployed to deliver a seamless premium video experience to Astro subscribers across all devices. Synamedia’s cloud-based Infinite video platform will enable Astro to secure, distribute and monetise video experiences across all screens while deepening viewer engagement. Importantly, Infinite […]

QYou Media partners with Airtel Digital TV in India

Youth broadcaster QYou Media has partnered with Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of Bharti Airtel, to bring The Q India’s linear stream of digital-first content to Indian homes.  The Q India will be available on channel number 125 of the Airtel Digital TV line-up and will be broadcast in Hindi. “We are always working towards bringing […]

Orange in talks to take over Airtel units in Africa

Orange and  Bharti Airtel International, the Dutch-based subsidiary of the Indian telecom giant, have entered into exclusive talks on the sale of Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo and Sierra Leone to Orange. Orange said there was “no certainty of any binding agreement as a result of these discussions”.

Liberty Global eyes Indian DTH business

Liberty Global is reportedly in talks to buy a stake in Indian telco Bharti Airtel’s DTH business.  According to Indian business newspaper The Economic Times, Bharti Airtel is looking to sell a 25% stake of the business at a US$1.5 billion valuation for the unit. Other companies reported to have expressed an interest in taking […]