First of all, Jio is not bringing DTH services. It does not even has a license to offer DTH services in India.
What Jio is planning to offer is IPTV i.e. internet based TV. This is by no means a new technology and Airtel used to offer the same till few months back before winding it up. While internet based TV is good for mobile, its suitability for TV is questionable. Even on mobile we suffer from buffering problem, imagine the situation on HD TV. Imagine, watching a live cricket match, with video pausing to buffer between every delivery. DTH services, however, as per reports, the company will not be launching their DTH services and has rejected the claims and speculations of the Hybrid DTH service.
Rumours of Jio rolling out a DTH service have been making rounds of the internet from some time now. Alleged images of Jio’s DTH Set top Box were also leaked online and revealed that it would offer over 360 channels and at least 50 of them will be viewable in HD. It was seen featuring an ethernet port along with HDMI, USB and AV, which tipped at a Hybrid DTH service. An unboxing video of the device on YouTube reiterated the same. A Hybrid (STB), unlike the conventional STB, offers cable programming and streaming content as well. Netflix or Amazon Prime Video users can view their content via the STB itself, which eliminates the need for purchasing streaming devices like Amazon Fire Stick or Chromecast.
No DTH service, confirms Reliance Jio In the meantime, we at Gizbot had received a confirmation from Reliance Jio that the company is not working on any DTH service. Our source had rubbished off these claims and speculations and made it clear that they are not in plans of launching the Jio DTH.
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