1. In a first of its kind scheme in India, Tamil Nadu distributes free set-top boxes

In a first of its kind scheme in India, Tamil Nadu distributes free set-top boxes

Chief minister K Palaniswami distributed the STBs and also inaugurated the MPEG 4 upgraded control room for digital signal transmission.

By: | Published: September 2, 2017 5:21 AM
K Palaniswami, MPEG4, TV corporation, set-top boxes Chief minister K Palaniswami distributed the STBs and also inaugurated the MPEG 4 upgraded control room for digital signal transmission.(Image: IE)

Touted to be the first of its kind initiative in the country, the Tamil Nadu government on Friday launched the distribution of free set-top boxes (STBs) to subscribers of the state-run cable TV corporation. Chief minister K Palaniswami distributed the STBs and also inaugurated the MPEG 4 upgraded control room for digital signal transmission. Close to 70 lakh subscribers of the government-run Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TACTV) will now have access to 180 channels in digital quality at a monthly subscription of Rs 125. Cable TV network through TACTV was a pet project of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

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