After increasing data tariffs for pre-paid customers in Delhi, Airtel and Idea Cellular have now hiked charges for their post-paid users by around 20 percent in various circles including the national capital.
Post-paid customers of the two operators in the above-mentioned circles will now have to pay Rs 300 for 1GB 3G data, against Rs 250 earlier for the same amount of data usage.
According to the information available on the website of Airtel, it is clear that the data tariff has been escalated in regions like Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. Idea has hiked charges in Delhi, UP West and Punjab.
A few months back, Vodafone, along with the above mentioned cellular companies, had raised pre-paid tariffs for 2G and 3G services in Delhi by upto 47%.
However, there has been no hike in data charges by Vodafone in the post-paid category in Delhi or any other area.
Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Wednesday said it has entered into a partnership with global content platform Lionsgate and Starzplay, the international premium subscription platform from Starz, to bring premium content from Lionsgate Play to customers in India.
The partnership will give Airtel customers access to a deep portfolio of Lionsgate feature films content, which will be available on Airtel Xstream app and web platforms, Airtel said, adding that its Xstream app has a catalogue of over 10,000 movies and shows along with 400 TV channels.
The content will be available in multiple Indian languages and spread across the horror, comedy, drama, action, thriller, documentary and other genres.
“We are thrilled to partner with Lionsgate to bring exciting content from their library to our customers as part of Airtel Thanks programme. Our mission is to make Airtel Xstream the most loved digital entertainment platform in India and enable best-in-class experience across a range of connected devices and applications,” Adarsh Nair, Chief Product Officer, Bharti Airtel, said in a statement.
“We will continue to forge long-term strategic partnerships with the top content producers from around the world as part of our mission and look forward to collaborating with Lionsgate to delight customers in India,” Nair said.
Lionsgate Play’s initial offering includes the “Hunger Games” and “Twilight Saga” franchises, multiple Academy Award winner “La La Land”, and the critically-acclaimed international breakout hit “Wonder” among its deep slate of box office successes.
In addition, Airtel customers will have access to recent hits like “American Assassin”, “Robin Hood”, and “The Spy Who Dumped Me”, among others.
“Telcos play a huge role in increasing the availability of premium content on digital platforms, and we’re proud to join forces with a partner like Airtel that combines enormous reach, a powerful brand and unparalleled distribution expertise,” said Rohit Jain, Managing Director, Lionsgate Play South Asia.
“This is another major step forward in bringing an exciting and unique content experience to our Indian audience,” Jain added. (IANS)