Telangana ties up with ISRO for bandwidth to telecast coaching programmes

K V Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on January 16, 2018 Published on September 28, 2016

The Telangana Government has signed an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to get bandwidth to telecast Mana TV programmes.

To start with, the TV channel will air coaching programmes for students appearing for various competitive examinations to get government jobs.

In phases, the bandwidth will be used to telecast programmes for farmers, schools, women and the municipal administration. Beginning October 1, about 10 lakh students appearing for the Group-II examination will be able to watch lectures by top subject experts.

Run by the Society for Telangana State Network (SoFTNET), Mana TV will launch digital classes in 6,000 schools beginning October 14, Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao said.

Under the pact, the ISRO has allotted 17 MHz bandwidth on GSAT-8 for the channel.

The government has roped in Shailesh Reddy, who headed Zee's regional channel, to run the channel.

Published on September 28, 2016
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