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Big TV to spend Rs 100 cr for DTH rollout ad

The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, which is making debut in the direct to home services with Big TV, has lined up Rs 100 crore for advertising and promotional campaign.

india Updated: Aug 17, 2008 22:14 IST

The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), which is making debut in the direct to home (DTH) services with Big TV, has lined up Rs 100 crore for advertising and promotional campaign.

Big TV, which will roll out its first services in Mumbai this week followed by Delhi, has roped in Mudra Communications to handle advertising and campaign account.

Big TV will simultaneously offer services in over 5,000 towns and cities across the country, a person tracking the matter said. ADAG officials could not be contacted for comments.

Big TV is looking to leverage on ADAG’s strength in gaming business to offer strong gaming applications besides interactive features around areas like cricket, news, Bollywood and music.

The company is believed to have placed an order for five million set top boxes with leading Korean and Taiwanese vendors for requirements in the first year.

Big TV has already completed trial runs across 2,400 towns and offering service to customers of other Reliance ADAG group firms for just Rs 1,000 with an estimated subscriber base of 40,000.

Reliance, however, is offering the service at Rs 325 per month, which includes Rs 100 worth free “pay per view” content, and hopes to make a dent in the customer base of existing players with aggressive pricing strategies.