Reliance digital TV the DTH arm of Anil Ambani owned Reliance communications has today added 3 new channels to its portfolio. This move has increased the total channel count from 285 to 288 including 276 SD and 12 HD channels.
The newly added channels include Colors Infinity on channel number 255, History Tv 18 on channel number 556 which is available in English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Telegu voice streams and ETV Kannada News on channel number 894.
The DTH business is a non core business for the ADAG group which is currently looking at options for monetising this asset through divestment along with others such as Infratel tower business, Globacom sub sea fiber cable and real estate holdings in Delhi and Navi Mumbai. Currently new HD set top boxes of this operator are not available in the market and the company says it is due to the ongoing software platform upgradation of the set top boxes.