Bangalore, February 15 2016: We go to one provider for a home Internet connection -- and WiFi router. For our TV channels we go to a dish or cable operator. For additional video-on-demand, we have to sign up with providers like Eros, Hungama, Yupp TV, Netflix etc. Why not get all three with a single connection?
This is the compelling premise of Lukup. After testing the waters for over a year in Bangalore, the Lukup player and the connected video services goes live in select areas in three more cities today --Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune. You can check if your PIN code is covered at Lukup.com -- and if so you can have someone come and install the Lukup device in your home for Rs 6000, plus a monthly subscription starting at Rs 990.
For this you get: a bouquet of some 150 TV channels; an Internet connection with 30 GB of data / month and speeds of 4 MBPS to 20 MBPS; 500 GB of cloud storage to record programmes; Rs 300 credit to purchase additional TV channels or video-on-demand fare and the ability to "CatchUp" -- ie go back and access a TV show or serial that you missed. A Godfather-like 'offer you can't refuse!'
Lukup's Managing Director Kallol Borah says the national capital region will come on the map next -- and by mid 2017, some 47 cities will be offered the Lukup service.