In its attempt to boost the dwindling level of education in the country, the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has undertaken a unique and unusual step. The Ministry of HRD is launching 32 new educational channels for the Dish TV subscribers. With the availability of these channels, Dish TV has taken its total count to more than 585 channels and services, which at present is the highest in the industry.
As far as the content of the channels goes, the ministry has left no stone unturned in ensuring quality. This is evident from the fact that content of all the 32 channels has been designed by central universities such as Jamia Millia Islamia, Punjabi University, IGNOU, Kashmir University and the like.
The new channels would be beyond the conventional norms of telecasting and will also involve broadcast of live lectures from institutions as spectacular as the IITs themselves.
When contacted, Chief Executive Officer of Dish TV, Arun Kumar Kapoor, said, “We support the Government’s initiative of driving education through TV sets, and are delighted that these educational channels from The Ministry of Human Resource Development are available to all Dish TV subscribers. We feel proud and contented at the same time as we are reaching a new milestone of having more than 585 channels and services on our platform.”
The channels have already been released and made available to all the Dish TV users. According to a statement by The Essel group, a leading broadcasting firm: “The Essel group firm has made all educational channels by the Ministry of Human Resource Development available to all Dish TV subscribers.”
Dish TV is Asia Pacific’s Largest Direst-to- Home (DTH) and part of one of India’s biggest media conglomerate – The Zee Group. It uses NSS-6 satellite platform for broadcasting its services which is one of a kind in the country, owing to its automated power control and contoured beam, thereby making it suitable for ITU K and N zones, hence making it perfect the tropical climate of the country.
With a vast network of over 2297 distributors and over 241346 dealers, the intention of HRD ministry of ushering quality education and spread-eagling the ambit of education may just well bear the fruits it fervently expects to.
Add to it the fact that Dish TV has 24*7 call centres catering to 11 different languages, which widens the ambit of the educational channel on humongous scale.