What is JioHomeTV? Upcoming service could offer HD channels at Rs 400

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The report further suggests that the company might introduce it as JioHomeTV. Jio has apparently been testing the feature in the last couple of years.

(G.N.S) DT.16 As reported by TelecomTalk, Reliance Jio is working on a streaming service called JioHomeTV. The report speculates that the JioBroadcast app may be rebranded as the Jio Home TV app.

The latest news follows an earlier announcement from Reliance Jio about performing "eMBMS broadcast stream across Pan-India".

By using Jio's new service, users won't have to rely on an active internet connection as the company could broadcast some content for offline viewing even in HD, the report added.

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The Jio Home TV is being tested on eMBMS. eMBMS is said to be a hybrid technology that combines the capabilities of TV channel and radio architecture. The provider places the content in broadcast mode itself which can be viewed in HD quality. However, it must be noted that the information presented above comes from unofficial sources, which means that it should be taken with a pinch of salt. To recall, Jio's entry in the telecom segment made other players like Vodafone and Airtel miserable for some time until they one-upped their game to match Reliance Jio and conserve existing users from switching to Jio.

Last week, Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel - often referred to as Airtel - unveiled a new tariff plan for its prepaid customers that's priced at ₹249 and offers 2 GB data per day. However, it is still unclear if JioHome TV service will replace the long-rumored Jio set-top box or will launch as a separate new service.

Jio, represented by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi and advocate K R Sasriprabhu, claimed the advertisements "falsely proclaim" that Airtel was offering "live and free" access to T20 cricket coverage, and "falsely represent that a subscriber need only obtain a 4G sim from the defendant company and download the Airtel TV app to obtain a virtual season pass i.e live and free access to T20 coverage".