BSNL launched the IPTV Service in its Kerala telecom circle in 2020 along with M/s Cinesoft as IPTSP (IPTV Service Provider). BSNL IPTV services are offered to both new and existing users of BSNL FTTH broadband users across Kerala. Now, the company is providing yet another additional service to its Fiber broadband customers and it is a Value Added Service.
Interested BSNL FTTH customers can register for the IPTV services online via a dedicated portal. The services will be offered in just a few hours of requesting online. BSNL offers numerous packages for IPTV service and the basic package starts from as slow as Rs 130. If customers prefer, they can also opt for a Pay per view option as per their requirement.
Recently, the BSNL Kerala Telecom circle crossed a milestone of 3 lakh Bharat Fiber connections amidst the pandemic. It offers ultra-fast upload and download speeds. Also, FTTH users show more interest in getting streaming and other OTT services.
What Is BSNL IPTV Service?
Basically, IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) offers television content over IP networks. It is a replacement for the conventional cable TV service. The IPTV functions with existing FTTH connections used by customers and offers the ability to stream media continuously.
Basically, IPTV services will be categorized into two - live media or live television and video-on-demand involving viewing and browsing items of a catalogue. The BSNL IPTV services provide 160 channels that are free-to-air (FTA) and 163 channels in the Pay per view list including HD channels. Customers can choose the package that they want as per their requirements.
The BSNL IPT services do not need a separate Set-Top-Box as the existing Android TV or Android TV box is enough. The IPTV app can be installed either in Android TV or Android TV Box similar to any OTT app. If users do not have an Android TV, then they can opt for Android TV Box.
BSNL IPTV Plans
Talking about the BSNL IPTV plans and packages, the BSNL Basic pack is priced at Rs 130 and offers 160 FTA channels, the BSNL Pack 1 is priced at Rs 100 and offers 160 free channels and 24 pay channels, and the BSNL Pack 2 is priced at Rs 200 bundling 160 FTA channels and 56 pay channels. Lastly, we have the Pay per View option offering 163 pay channels with the pricing as per TRAI. Notably, all costs include GST as well.