For the last few months, Jio's upcoming GigaFiber broadband service has created quite the buzz that the broadband sector required for a long time. With the Preview offer letting interested consumers try out the new service for free until its commercial launch, Jio is already on its way to build a strong consumer base. However, another leak that talked about its Triple Play Plan subscription gave a hint about Jio's upcoming DTH service.
For a long time, Jio's DTH service has been known as the GigaTV service after Jio named its broadband service GigaFiber. However, a leak from an industry insider revealed that Jio could call its DTH service Jio Home TV and the fact it comes bundled with the GigaFiber connection will make it different from other players in this segment, especially with regards to the technology the upcoming service will be using.
Since the Home TV will be a service from Jio, it is expected to revolutionize the DTH and Cable TV industry in terms of pricing and implementation. While there isn't much information revealed by Jio, here's a collection of all the stuff that's expected from the Jio Home TV.
Jio Home TV: What to expect from this next-gen TV service
--The first major difference from the conventional DTH operators is how Jio packages it to the customer. Instead of selling it as a standalone service, Jio Home TV is expected to be a part of the GigaFiber broadband service and will be complimentary with every GigaFiber subscription.
--Jio Home TV or Jio GigaTV will be a major leap from the current technology that existing DTH operators rely on. Instead of relying on conventional technology, Jio Home TV will rely on IPTV service. This means that Jio Home TV will use Internet connection to stream TV channels. The fibre technology that Jio uses for GigaFiber can support heavier loads and hence, it would be easier and cheaper for Jio to broadcast channels via its Internet connection.
--Since Jio Home TV will be relying on Internet connectivity to stream TV channels, you can expect a lot of additional features that may not have been seen in this segment before. Rumours suggest that Jio Home TV will let users make voice and video calls right from their TV. Plus, if you have a smart TV, then gigabit class speeds of the network will let you stream 4K movies without any buffering.
--Rumours have suggested that Jio Home TV will be quite affordable. The Triple Play Plan expected to cost around Rs 600 will offer access to 600 TV channels - this makes it quite cost-effective. Along with that, you could also get access to 1Gbps broadband and a landline connection.
--Since Jio acquired stakes in Hathway and Den networks, the Jio Home TV could be launched with a robust support network derived from these two broadband operators.
Jio Home TV: Expected pricing
Those who have applied for the Preview offer of the GigaFiber broadband service say that once the commercial launch happens, Jio will provide a landline and Set-Top Box. Therefore, subscribers will three services fused in as a package. And if the rumours are to be believed, then the Triple Play Plan worth Rs 600 would offer a month's subscription to 600 TV channels, 100GB data at 1Gbps and unlimited calling via a landline.