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Bharti Eying Digital Cinema Business

Bharti Aritel is looking at a four-screen strategy with digital cinema being the fourth, states Manoj Kohli, Joint Managing Director and CEO of Bharti Airtel in this report. They already hold stakes in three screens, (mobile, TV (via IPTV and DTH) and content accessed via the PC over broadband). While Airtel is currently evaluating various media models, digital cinema is a good tie-in with expertise gained through their DTH offerings. Although, the bandwidth required to deliver a 70mm film, let alone a Hi-Def beam over a DTH backbone would be much larger and require a different infrastructure, right from headend-in-the-sky to last mile delivery in case they plan to go via satellite. Others in the space include Pyramid Saimira and UFO Moviez, whose recent acquisition of Moviebeam, we had covered in depth here.

5 Responses to “Bharti Eying Digital Cinema Business”

  1. I think this information is far far from accurate. 10000 users daily? Sometime back minglebox came with a figure of 1500 daily since the last 20 months..

    They should have signed up close to 7 lakh users. I will take this with a pinch of salt.

    Invest In a relatively new site, however, has been honest in Real Estate that they get roughly 500 new members every day. This is a Real Estate

    industry focussed network with features 200 times better than the so-called leading ones.
    These sites dont get the basic fact in developing a networking site.. User interaction, repeat visits, engaging content… Rather than this, its just plain

    stupid pokes or mindless scraps. Seen one, seen them all !