Millionlights & Asianet Satellite Communications Ltd announce partnership to bring education to the masses
By Srishti Poddar
8th May 2017
Millionlights, an education content provider which uses technology to create a better future for millions of people across India through learning and skill development today announced that they have entered into a partnership with Asianet, the leading Multi Channel Video Provider, in Kerala to launch Millionlights on Asianet Satellite Communication’s OTT platform , Asianet Mobile TV +.
“Our partnership with Asianet’s OTT services further strengthens our capability to reach the millions of users who do not have access to the best educational content. We have collaborated with Asianet to provide access to all their users and help drive employability and skill courses through their mobile OTT platform” says Akshat Shrivastava, CEO and Founder of Millionlights.
“Our association with Millionlights will not only result in educational content reaching everyone, but will be a major step in using OTT as a distribution channel to deliver premium content.” Says S Satish Kumar, business head of Asianet Mobile TV +, the OTT division of Asianet Satellite communications.
The Millionlights Educational channel will now be available on the OTT platform and also in the about to be launched Video on Demand (VOD) service of Asianet OTT. The channel will showcase Live lectures, Faculty interviews, Tech reviews, Education news and Career guidance to name a few.
This is a premium service and the service provider will charge the user a small fee to get access to the content
The content is sourced from leading OEM’s and Universities, with Microsoft being the primary technical content partner. Courseware from Microsoft relating to the newer age courses that enhance the skills of learners are going to be showcased on the channel.
The Channel will also have premium content related to skill sets required by the industry and aligned to creating a employable workforce.
The vision of Millionlights encompasses a hope to be able to reach out to the farthest corner of India and deliver industry-certified skill training to everyone. It believes that for India to be relevant on a global scale, there is a need for millions of trained, skilled people. Education is the only way to alleviate poverty and move a large
underserved segment of the population out of their current cycle of unemployment and make them productive members of society.
One of the key features of Millionlights is access to the best authored and curated content leading to industry recognized certification on all screens (Mobile, Desktop and TV). The technology platforms developed by Millionlights facilitate live lectures, offline viewing, TV programs, and faculty and industry interactions. The learning platforms ensure peer interaction, faculty hand-holding and discussion forums and are based on localized content.
Asianet is the first MSO in the country to launch OTT service. The company which is a leading Digital Cable TV and Broadband service provider in Kerala has extended the Digital Cable TV and Broadband services to various states in South India. The company has plans to launch various other Value added services through the OTT platform that is beyond entertainment for users across the world. Asianet are aggregators of content and hence stand in a far superior position than individual broadcaster apps as we are in a position to offer full bouquet of TV channels to the customers.
To learn more about this partnership, please contact:
Phone : +919890122592