Aircel partners with NDTV to provide regional news content

Posted by: at 5/04/2017 12:20:00 am

Aircel partners with NDTV to provide regional news content

Launches Hyperlocal News subscription service - My City My News - for Rs. 36 per month

National, May 4, 2017: With smartphone proliferation at an all-time high, demand for regional content has witnessed an upsurge. Catering to this consumer sentiment, Aircel in partnership with NDTV today introduced an IVR and SMS led service, Hyperlocal News – My City My News. The service aims at offering local, national & entertainment news in English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Bhojpuri and Tamil to Aircel subscribers.

Aircel consumers can subscribe to this service by dialing 51111 (toll free shortcode) and gain information in regional language through IVR. With an affordable price cost of Rs 36 per month, the service will also provide users with latest and breaking news as daily SMS alerts.

Anupam Vasudev, Chief Marketing Officer, Aircel, said “India is a diverse country wherein we find multi-lingual people residing across regions. We, at Aircel, have always cared for our consumers and this product is specially aimed to help them remain connected to their roots. We believe in the high potential for regional language content in India and our partnership with NDTV will serve our customers better and cater to their needs. The increasing availability of content across streams in local language will act as a catalyst for consumers to learn and lead a knowledgeable and informed lifestyle.”

“Launching of My City My News is a step by NDTV to bring relevant news in regional languages to our consumers across India. Starting with English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Bhojpuri and Tamil, we plan to add other languages soon. Enhancing our content delivery across mobility platforms continues to be our core focus. We have widened our network of news resources to be able to deliver breaking news, news updates from the various regions as they happen. We look forward to our partnership with Aircel for delivery of hyperlocal content via IVR, SMS and growing the opportunity together.” said, Shyatto Raha

Managing Director, NDTV Worldwide (NDTV Group of Companies)

The service is a perfect offering to meet the diverse need for regional content amongst masses in India.

About Aircel Limited

Aircel is one of India’s leading innovative mobile service providers. The company is a pan-India 2G operator with 3G spectrum in 13 circles and is credited with the fastest 3G roll out ever in the Indian telecom space. As a young data led telecom player, Aircel has constantly been at the helm of introducing innovative and value for money products and services for its customers, be it the Aircel Pocket Internet, taking the first step in making 3G affordable for the masses or launching revolutionary Industry first data products aimed at fuelling Internet adoption.  The company has been the proud recipient of coveted awards such as Voice&Data Special Leadership Recognition in ‘Customer Service’ category, ET Telecom Award 2014 for its innovative customer care research model, Aegis Graham Bell award 2015, in Innovation for its “Zero Premium Assurance” solution for high service availability, Data Quest Award 2015 for ‘Excellence in Implementation and Use of Technology for Business Benefits’. For more information, please log onto our website www.aircel.com.


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