Nandita Das’s “Firaaq” to premiere on Reliance DTH on Friday

Actor Nandita Das’ directorial debut Firaaq will be premiered on television Friday thanks to direct-to-home (DTH) service provider Reliance Big TV Ltd.

The service provider, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications Ltd, is offering the movie to over 1.5 million subscribers on its pay-per-view (PPV) channel at a price of Rs.50 as part of its New Film Premiere showcase.

“Firaaq” was released commercially in India last month.
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BIG TV to add 100-200 new channels

Anil Ambani group’s direct-to-home venture BIG TV today said it would add up to 200 channels, including regional and international ones.

The company is also looking at introducing new services on its platform in the next one year.

“Today, there are more than 400 content providers in the country who are servicing the industry…We are looking at adding about 100-200 new channels this year to our portfolio,” BIG TV Business Head Sanjay Behl told PTI.
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Reliance Big TV plans to sell up to 49% to global DTH players

To expand its services in the five-player private direct-to-home (DTH) market, Reliance Big TV Ltd, the promoter of Big TV DTH services of the Reliance ADA Group, plans to sell up to 49 per cent to foreign private equity companies and global DTH players.

According to sources, a clutch of leading private equity companies like the Carlyle Group, Sequoia Capital, KKR and US-based DTH firm Direct TV are said to be in talks with Big TV, which launched in August 2008. The company expects to close the deal this quarter, sources close to the development said.
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Big TV is hiring 15,000 technical professionals


Reliance-ADAG’s DTH arm Big TV is hiring 15,000 installation and technical professionals to expand its customer servicing infrastructure, its top executive said.

The company also plans to launch its digital video recorder technology this year, which can enable consumers to record and pause live television content.
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Sanjay Behl to replace Arun Kapoor as a CEO, Big TV and IPTV

Sanjay Behl has been elevated to CEO, Big TV and IPTV. Earlier, Arun Kapoor had held the post of CEO, Big TV, who had put in his papers on November 7, 2008 after a short stint with the company.

Prior to this elevation, Behl was Head of Brand and Marketing at Reliance Communications and was a key marketing resource for Reliance ADAG, overseeing corporate architecture and the recently unveiled new identity for all group companies.

Though Behl was unavailable for comments at the time of filing the report, senior sources at Reliance Communications have confirmed the news to exchange4media.
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Big TV launches services camps in Karnataka


Reliance BIG TV has scored another industry first by launching Service Camps in the Karnataka Circle to offer prospective subscribers the opportunity to witness the world class quality of services offered by BIG TV with a personal touch of the Reliance BIG TV customer after sales team. This day long camp will also enable “on the spot” solutions to its present subscriber base as part of its commitment to provide personalised customer care and service.
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Reliance Big TV DTH Service – Meghalaya

With Reliance Big TV Digital Service, you can experience spectacular entertainment, blockbuster movies, up-to-the-minute news, and your favourite programs at the click of a button.

Reliance BIG TV Demo Zone
I-Chase, Barik Point,
Near Step by Step School-793001
Meghalaya
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Reliance Big TV DTH Service – Bankura

With Reliance Big TV Digital Service, you can experience spectacular entertainment, blockbuster movies, up-to-the-minute news, and your favourite programs at the click of a button.

Reliance BIG TV Demo Zone
Perfect Cooling,
Sarath Pally, Kathjhuri Danga,
Govinda Nagar Bus Stand Road,
Bankura-722102
West Bengal
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Reliance Big TV DTH Service – Burdwan

With Reliance Big TV Digital Service, you can experience spectacular entertainment, blockbuster movies, up-to-the-minute news, and your favourite programs at the click of a button.

Reliance BIG TV Demo Zone
Reliance World,
74,B.C.Road,Kalitalla,
Burdwan – 713101
West Bengal
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Reliance Big TV DTH Service – Asansol

With Reliance Big TV Digital Service, you can experience spectacular entertainment, blockbuster movies, up-to-the-minute news, and your favourite programs at the click of a button.

Reliance BIG TV Demo Zone
Reliance World,
Burnpur Road,
Asansol Inn Building,
(Opp Police Line),
Asansol – 713304
West Bengal
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