MUMBAI: Reliance Jio Infocomm’s over the top (OTT) platform Jio TV has added 14 channels including nine high definition (HD) channels in the last one month to take its total channel offering to 527, as on 25 November.
Of the 527 channels, 99 channels are in high definition (HD) while the rest are standard definition (SD). In October, Jio TV had achieved an important milestone by crossing the 500 channel mark.
Jio TV added five channels in Punjabi and three channels each in Hindi and Kannada. It also added one channel each in English, Bengali, and Telugu.
In terms HD channels, the platform added five in Punjabi, two in English, and one each in Hindi, and Malayalam.
The platform added maximum channels in the news genre with as many as seven new additions to the offering. Other genres that saw channel addition include devotional (4), entertainment (3), and sports (1). There was reduction of one channel from the infotainment genre.
As on 16 October, Jio TV’s TV channel offering included 423 SD channels and 90 HD channels. Of the 513 channels, Jio TV is offering 167 channels in Hindi followed by English (75), Telugu (57), Tamil (54), Malayalam (29), Kannada (27), Bengali (17), Marathi (16), Odia (16), Assamese (13), Gujarati (13), Bhojpuri (8), Punjabi (11), Urdu (8), French (1), and Nepali (1).
In terms of HD channels, it was offering 31 HD channels in English followed by 24 in Hindi. In regional languages, the platform is offering highest number of HD channels in Telugu (8) followed by Tamil (7), Malayalam (5), Kannada (4), Punjabi (4), Bengali (3), Gujarati (2), and Marathi (2).
The genre wise offering included news (177), entertainment (106), movies (45), devotional (42), music (40), infotainment (34), kids (26), sports (21), lifestyle (14) and business news (8).
Jio TV is part of Reliance Jio Digital Services, which also offers other media apps like Jio Cinema, Jio Newspaper and Jio Mags. All these apps are available free to Jio mobile customers.
In May, Jio TV had crossed the 450 channel milestone offering 452 channels. This means that the live streaming platform has added almost 61 channels across genres and languages.
Apart from live TV channels, the platform is also planning to offer original content. Reliance Jio recently inked a deal with Siddharth Roy Kapur for original content.