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Airtel digital TV premieres Kaminey on PPV

Available from September 12 for only Rs 75

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digital TV- the DTH service from Airtel - today announced the airing of the biggest critical and commercial hit film of the year ‘Kaminey’ on its Pay Per View (PPV) service. The movie will be available starting September 12 at Rs. 75 on the PPV service of Airtel digital TV and customers can order the movie either on the website  or by SMSing the Movie Code to 54325. Customers can book a show for a day and watch it at any of the time slots convenient to them.

Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the film is about two identical twins - Charlie and Guddu (played by Shahid Kapoor) grown in the rugged streets of Mumbai,  hoping to leave the squalor behind and move into a life of prosperity. Intercut between the parallel stories of the brothers as they run to protect themselves, their dreams and their love. Until a point where it converges and the brothers meet to realize that they only have each other.

Airtel digital TV – the DTH service from Bharti Airtel – is the sole national level DTH service in the country which offers its customers MPEG 4 with DVBS 2 – currently the most advanced digital broadcasting technologies available in the world after HD broadcasting. These two technologies combine the benefits of higher compression with better performance under low signal strength, which enables us to deliver a distinctly clearer picture on our customer’s TV in comparison to any other comparable broadcasting technology. Additionally, Airtel digital TV brings many firsts to the DTH segment in India including a Universal Remote which operates both the Set Top Box and TV set as well as Interactive Applications which give customers the freedom to book movie tickets, travel package and shop for branded products, among others. Users can also access city-specific news and update themselves on the latest stock news. We are also the only one to offer our customers the pleasure of listing to ad-free Worldspace Satellite radio. All this is backed by 24x7 customer care.

About Bharti Airtel Limited:
Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider with operations in India and Sri Lanka and an aggregate of over 108 million customers as of end of July 2009, consisting of 105.18 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek.

Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units - Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband, IPTV and telephone services in 95 cities. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s national high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 104,540 Rkms covering all the major cities in India. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connects two submarine cable systems - i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit 

First Published: Thu, September 10 2009. 20:36 IST