Hathway to launch free OTT service

Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd is planning to launch a free OTT and cloud service in the next three months and is currently working with top content providers. Initially, the free service will be launched in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kolkata.

According to Rajan Gupta, Managing Director, Hathway, “The customers will also have access to free cloud. The advent of Netflix combined with rise in viewership for Indian web series, consumption of home broadband has increased in recent times”.

“To tap this market, the company is in talks with a couple of players to offer free access to select web series and other OTT offerings for its consumers in three months. Also, to make download hassle free, we will offer free cloud services soon,” he added.

The company has launched earlier its high fiber to home broadband at 150mbps speed and 200mbps.