Chennai: Tamil Nadu government owned MSO is set for a revamp with the launch of OTT app and upgradation of its set-top-box (STB) with high ends technology enabled with features to access digital streaming platforms and high definition (HD) content
A high-level committee meeting headed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin along IT Minister Mano Thangaraj and top bureaucrats including the Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu IAS, A John Louis IAS, the Managing Director of Tamilnadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TACTV) aka Arasu Cable and Chief Technology Officer – Robert Ravi discussed the current state of affairs of the state-owned MSO network in the back drop of major technical glitch suffered on 19th November 2022 that resulted in complete blackout of its feed for more than a week.
The committee headed by the CM has decided to revamp the ailing MSO network with a technical facelift and boost its subscriber base. As part of the initiative TACTV will launch high end Hybrid set top boxes in order to enable the subscribers to access digital content through VOD, OTT and IPTV platforms. In addition, TACTV OTT app will also be launched to offer bundled OTT content to meet the demand from its subscribers.
The above changes are expected to be rolled out with in next six months.
TACTV got its DAS license from Information and broadcasting ministry in 2017 and its is offering free-to-air (FTA) and pay channels at an affordable cost across TN through partnership with local cable operators (LCOs). The ageing set to boxes with outdated technology resulted loss of subscribers to the tune of one million in the past couple of years. The revamp is major relief for LCOs associated with TACTV.