Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and City Online Media Private Limited have entered into a partnership to provide IPTV (internet protocol television) services to fiber broadband customers. BSNL’s IPTV services will be provided under the Ulka TV brand owned by City Online Media.
Ulka TV is a premier IPTV service provider having service in IPTV STB, Smart TV and mobile products. It uses the latest 4K technology with High Efficiency Video Coding to deliver the best quality video in the industry. It will provide popular OTT applications and 100 live satellite TV channels and local stations using BSNL fiber broadband networks.
BSNL customers in the Andhra Pradesh circle will start receiving access to over 1,000 TV channels along with their broadband connection, as per the report. BSNL Board Director Vivek Banzal launched the service in Vijaywada on Friday.
All existing as well as new customers of BSNL Fibre Broadband (FTTH) in the State can avail the offer from the BSNL and City Online Media. Ulka TV is responsible for providing uninterrupted TV broadcast services through CDN servers for delivery of digital TV channels on BSNL’s IP network in the State.
BSNL, with its pan Indian high capacity IP-MPLS and optical fibre network, is working with a mission towards the proliferation of broadband services in the country so as to foster socio-economic development in line with the vision of Digital India programme of the Centre to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
BSNL has a huge FTTH customer base of 27 lakh across the India along with other fixed and mobile telecom services. Addition of IPTV enables its customers watch 1,000 plus TV channels together with their internet on a single connection.