Fullscreen capture 04-06-2015 172902.bmpReliance Digital TV has partnered with a second screen TV software firm Visiware, to power its iGames service on its direct-to-home platform. Games can be accessible through the interactive button on the remote control. Subscribers can choose the monthly option at Rs. 34 a month or select the quarterly option at Rs. 101 for three months, with fourth month free.

The portal currently offers 16 games in four genres: adventure and arcade games, board and cards games, brain teasers and sports. The portal is updated every month with two new games replacing old ones without any fee necessary for both the monthly and the quarterly subscribers, the company added in its statement. Visiware c

Earlier in 2010, Reliance’s Big TV DTH service had inked a similar deal with Indiagames to for a subscription-based game service.  In November last year, Reliance Digital TV partnered with the Vedic Maths Forum of India, to provide mathematics education over television.

Visiware is a French interactive television agency and its PlayinTV gaming channel has over 200 games in its catalog according to its website.

Other DTH players’ launches, tie-ups

–     In early 2014, Tata Sky tied-up with Hungama.com to launch a DTH-based Karaoke service, which the company claims is the first in the world. The service showcases music videos along with lyrics and features ‘Sur Meter’ that rates an individual’s singing performance.

–    Airtel Digital TV, in 2013, tied-up with Bangalore-based BrizzTV to bring live tweets on TV.

–   Airtel Digital TV, in May 2013,  announced Video On-Demand that will allow customers to connect their set top boxes (STB) to their broadband connection and download TV content from an on-demand video library.

–  Airtel Digital TV , in 2012, launched an interactive test preparation service on TV, iExam, which will offer coaching modules, mock and practice tests to students preparing for competitive exams.

–  Airtel Digital TV , in 2012, ties up with Hungama to introduce a new interactive value added service called iEnglish, which helps users to improve their English speaking skills.