Jio TV’s channel count jumps to 536 on the back of new additions
MUMBAI: Reliance Jio’s over the top (OTT) platform Jio TV has added 10 new channels to its platform between 28 November to 4 January. The OTT platform’s total offering has jumped to 536 channels.
The new channels have been added in Bengali (2), English (1), Hindi (2), Malayalam (1), Tamil (2) and Telugu (1). Of these, five are high definition (HD) channels. Jio TV’s total HD channel offering has crossed 100. It is offering 104 HD channels across languages.
Genre-wise, the platform added 10 new channels across devotional, entertainment, infotainment and news while sports a reduction of one channel.
Jio TV added two channels each in devotional and entertainment besides five in news and one in infotainment.
Between October and November, Jio TV had added 14 channels including nine HD channels to take its total channel offering to 527, as on 25 November.
Of the 527 channels, 99 channels are in 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 had added five channels in Punjabi and three channels each in Hindi and Kannada. It had 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 had added maximum channels in the news genre with as many as seven new additions to the offering. Other genres that saw channel addition included devotional (4), entertainment (3), and sports (1). There was a reduction of one channel from the infotainment genre.
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.
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.
Jio TV had recently crossed 100 million downloads on Google Play Store.