BSNL Might Partner With Netflix And Sony Liv Soon


After joining hands with Amazon Prime, the state-run telecom operator BSNL is likely to partner with Sony Liv and Netflix. In an interview with Gizbot, the company's chairman and managing director, PK Purwar revealed some details on the partnership with other OTT players and their plans on 4G services in India.

BSNL Might Partner With Netflix And Sony Liv Soon


Purwar informed us that "We have a discussion with other content players like Sony Liv and Netflix, but at present, we have a partnership with Amazon Prime only." In addition, the company has recently partnered with Hotstar, where it is offering live sports, English movies, TV shows, and more at Rs. 749. Besides, the Superstar 300 is offering 300GB of data per month along with 50Mbps speed. It includes free access to the Hotstar premium content.

On the other hand, when asked about the allocation of the 4G spectrum he replied: "BSNL is already providing 4G services in some parts of the country, using its 3G spectrum. But, we are hoping that we will get a dedicated spectrum for 4G by the end of this calendar year." Adding to that, "We are hopeful that we will launch our full-fledged 4G services by the end of this financial year-end."

Apart from launching 4G services in India, BSNL is looking for a revival package from the Department of telecom. For the unaware, BSNL is in a loss since 2009-10, and it has been declared 'incipient sick' telecom operator earlier.

Meanwhile, BSNL has partnered with Yupp TV, to provide video content to its mobile and fixed-line users. At present, BSNL is struggling to run its operations in India. This move by the company seems that it is all set to retain and attract new users, by offering them new content.

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