NDTV & Airtel launch world’s first, live channel only for mobile phones – NDTV HOP

New Delhi, October 16, 2018: NDTV and Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) today announced the launch of NDTV Hop, world’s first LIVE channel for smartphones available entirely in portrait (vertical) mode with exclusive content for Airtel TV users.

With content tailored exclusively for millennials, NDTV HOP will offer users instant access to digital content covering the latest from News, Bollywood, Auto, Technology, Pop-Culture, Online Deals, Fashion and much more.

The eight fresh hours of programming every day are created and streamed using best-in-class technology and users can experience a lot of firsts including interactivity, multiple-streams and being able to click and buy products they like.

“NDTV is valued and recognised for creating and launching terrific new content in the online space. This partnership with Airtel allows us to use to dream potential the possibilities of digital and telecom technology,” said Suparna Singh, Group CEO, NDTV. “We know younger users want great content on the small screen. This is original content for them, not replicated or ported from other platforms. It’s very exciting to be rolling this out at this time in India”

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Sameer Batra, CEO – Content and Apps, Bharti Airtel said, “We are delighted to join hands with NDTV to launch world’s first LIVE channel for smartphones. Today’s tech savvy millennial wants to consume digital content on the go and our tie up with NDTV is aimed at facilitating just that. Our deep understanding of customer’s content consumption preferences coupled with NDTV’s expertise is sure to create an enjoyable experience for users.”

Airtel has forged partnerships with all leading broadcasters and production houses, to bring the best of content on a single platform, and offer an unparalleled experience to its customers.

This channel will be exclusively available to Airtel TV app users and will also be available for download as an app on both iOS and Android and on https://hop.live, for all users

About NDTV

NDTV is the oldest and most credible media house in India and ndtv.com is the second largest digital content destination in the country. With a reach of 200 million unique users per month it continues to innovate in areas of content and digital experiences. It also owns gagdets360.com India’s largest tech website, food.ndtv.com- India’s largest food site and carandbike.com- India’s second largest auto site. The NDTV app is one the most popular news apps in the country. NDTV has also recently been voted as the most credible media brand in the country for the third time in a row

About Bharti Airtel Limited:

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 16 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G, 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 456 million customers across its operations at the end of June 2018. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com