Reliance Infotel has announced that it will be providing as many as 25 channels through a Live TV service under its 4G service, which is slated to be launched later this year. Reliance Industries, parent company of the Reliance Infotel, has partnered with ETV channels and Network 18 in this regard. As per the deal, Reliance Infotel will have access to the content of the 25 channels of the ETV network and Network 18 for its Live TV service.
According to reports, Reliance Industries (RIL) is working on ramping up its partnerships before it launches its 4G service in the country. RIL is reportedly in talks with RCom, seeking stake in the latter’s tower business. The company is also in talks various device vendors to provide devices bundled with the 4G network. Reports suggest RIL will be launching 4G tablets with a price tag of Rs. 3,500.
The exact launch date of the network or services has not been revealed yet. “While all the 25 channels will be available through our Live TV service, the pricing of the service is still being worked out,” a RIL spokesperson is quoted as saying. The Live TV service will also feature web content and other digital contents.
Reliance Infotel said in a statement, “Infotel is setting up a pan India world class 4th Generation Broadband Network using state of the art technologies. Infotel expects to take a leadership position in content distribution through broadband technology through a host of devices. Digital content from entertainment, news, sports, music, weather, education and other genres will be a key driver to increase consumption of broadband”.