BSNL Launches IPTV With 100+ Free Channels At Rs 130/Month Rent In These Cities

BSNL Launches IPTV With 100+ Free Channels At Rs 130/Month Rent In These Cities
BSNL Launches IPTV With 100+ Free Channels At Rs 130/Month Rent In These Cities

As per the latest development, the state-owned telecommunications company, BSNL is all prepared to provide its new services for its customers in the country. 

BSNL IPTV Services Launch

Now the telecommunications company is set to launch Internet protocol television (IPTV) services. 

The company plans to launch the internet protocol television (IPTV) services on a trial basis in the Kerala circle and will start from Thursday (August 27, 2020). 

So far, the upcoming facility is limited to some circles only and the trials will be conducted for two months in the Kerala circle before making it available commercially.

In Kerala, the IPTV service trial is to be offered in three areas only, that includes Ernakulam, Alleppey, and Thrissur reportedly.

Also the trial period will last from August 27 to October 31. 

Charges For BSNL IPTV Services

For attracting the subscribers, the company has come up with a scheme in which users who would register for the BSNL‘s IPTV service before September 10, will get a complimentary access to all free-to-air (FTA) channels for one month.

Please note that this offer is only for subscribers in the aforementioned trial areas.

Further details are likely to be shared by the operator in the upcoming days including charges for the IPTV service beyond the free period.

Prior to thi, in May, BSNL IPTV service provider Cinesoft had proposed a 50-50 revenue sharing model wherein BSNL would earn Rs. 65 per connection. 

On top of that, Cinesoft would provide IPTV feed for Rs. 25 per user, enabling local cable operators to earn Rs. 40 per connection. 

This seems to be an ‘unattractive package’ for local cable TV operators (LCOs) in Kerala as According to them they got better offers from other multiple-system operators (MSOs). 

So apparently, failure to reach an ‘acceptable deal’ caused the delays in the launch of BSNL’s IPTV service.

But then, a new revenue sharing system was proposed by Sanchar Nigam Executives’ Association wherein BSNL and Cinesoft share fixed revenue of Rs. 25 each. 

Further, this new system allowed LCOs to sell the IPTV service model at Rs. 130 per user but enabled them to earn Rs. 80 per connection. 

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