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Next Big TV PostReliance Digital TV adds iKids Interactive Service

Expanding its portfolio of interactive services, Reliance Digital TV (former Big TV) has introduced an educational service for pre-schoolers.

Available to subscribers for Rs 25 per month, its focus will be on developmental games like - Find the Number, Math Tree, Play Ball and Under the Sea.

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Next Big TV PostBig TV to Offer Live Music Concerts in High Definition

Reliance Big TV is set to introduce a new live music service at the click of a button on its Subscriber Video on Demand (SVoD) platform.

The DTH operator in association with Transmedia is bringing iConcerts, featuring over 1000 premium concerts and live performances from variety of genres in standard and high definition format.

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Next Big TV PostBig TV's New Interactive Services - iMall & iHolidays

Big TV has expanded its interactive services portfolio to include 'iHolidays' and 'iMall', both targeted at providing users a complete experience of their DTH service.

iHolidays as the name suggests allows subscribers to search, view and book their dream holiday packages on the travel portal -, and also get affordable and discounted deals on international and domestic hotels.

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Next Big TV PostBig TV Launches High Definition STB with DVR

Reliance Big TV has introduced its high-definition set-top box (STB) integrated with digital live TV recording feature, across 100 cities in the country.

Priced between Rs 5990 to Rs 7990, this HD DVR set-top box offers five times clearer and sharper image quality with two million pixel resolution and digital surround sound effect.

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Next Big TV PostBig TV Partners with HomeShop18

Aiming to widen its reach, Reliance Big TV has added another channel in its package -Homeshop 18, India's 24-hour shopping channel. With this partnership, subscribers can shop from home, get different brands to choose from, free home delivery, and 15 day money back guarantee.

This adds up to the number of interactive features available on Big TV like - iStock, iCooking, iNews etc.

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Next Big TV PostBig TV Launches iStock to Track Market News

Reliance Big TV in partnership with Reliance Money has introduced another interactive feature, iStock, that provides information about Indian and international indices, currencies, commodity, stock and market news. This would be India's first portfolio tracking application through the DTH platform.

iStock will also provide subscribers with value-added services including a personal portfolio management tracker.

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Next Big TV PostBig TV Launches iNews with CNN-IBN

With the elections round the corner, Big TV has launched interactive election special called iNEWS as part of its interactive services. The iNews feature will allow viewers to access current news and information, short text-based stories, headlines and ticker in a user-friendly interface.

This service is launched in association with news channel CNN-IBN and would be available to all Big TV subscribers. Through iNEWS, the viewers can watch news and navigate through an 8-window PIP mosaic of video feed options.

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Next Big TV PostBig TV Postpones DVR Launch

The economic crisis has taken its toll on the DTH industry, with several providers postponing the launch of Digital Video Recorders (DVR). Reliance Big TV, who was planning to launch its DVR by mid-October, might unveil the product only in the beginning of next fiscal.

The DVRs are upgraded DTH set-top boxes which allow the viewers to record multiple programmes from different TV channels, this feature also comes at a higher price, DVRs would cost between Rs 7000 to Rs 9000.

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Next Big TV PostBig TV's One Antenna, Multiple Connection Service

Reliance is now going to provide Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) installation service, a customised DTH service, where a single dish antenna can provide DTH connection to multiple households.

Hence every household need not install individual dish antennas, as the individual set-top boxes will be linked to a large dish antenna. The Multi-Dwelling Units is primarily targeting group volumes in residential societies, commercial buildings, new township, business parks, etc.

Next Big TV PostCan I Use One Dish for Many TVs?

Well in short the answer is yes, although there is a limit of four TV's per connection, I will explain in short how it works to help you understand better.

So lets say you have two televisions at home you do not need to get two separate connections, BIG TV provides a 50% off on installation of 2nd, 3rd and 4th connection. The way it works is quite simple, you will have one dish that connects to a dual Low Noise Block (LNB) converter.

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Next Big TV PostBig TV to Get Digital Video Recording STBs

Offering as a variant to its set-top boxes, Reliance Big TV will be launching its digital video recorder (DVR) in the Indian market by mid-October.

The company has ordered 2.5-lakh DVR-enabled set top boxes from Korean manufacturers, including Hyundai. The first batch of 25,000 set top boxes will be received by September-end and will be rolled out soon after.

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Next Big TV PostBIG TV Screenshots and Videos

You can take a look at some screenshots of Big TV's interface, a video of the interface as well as a link to download a MPEG-2 quality video for you to judge the picture quality.

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Next Big TV PostBig TV Features

Browse through the features of Big TV with MPEG-4 technology. Some of the features include an easy-to-follow Electronic Program Guide(EPG) that lists all the channels available on TV, Radio and Cinema. You will also have an up-to-date program schedule for 7 days. You can also watch movies on Pay-Per-View as well as Monthly Subscription basis.

Big TV boasts of 12 Pictures on one screen, where you instant access to top entertainment, news, movies, sports, kids and music channels at a glance. Browse through the other features.

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Next Big TV PostPictures of Big TV's Set Top Box and Interface

You can go through some pictures of the Reliance Big Set Top Box, Remote Control and some sneak preview of Big TV's interface.

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