Pune: Millionlights, an Education content provider is launching a TV channel focused on higher education and skill development in collaboration with DEN Manoranjan Network in Pune.
The company said that this would be the first such channel of its kind in India. The aim is to create a landscape of content, delivery platforms and certifications which in turn would lead to higher employability. Millionlights will be collaborating with universities, teachers, technology companies and certification companies in this venture.
Pradeep Varma, Chairman of Millionlights said “Education and training is the key to moving a large underserved segment of our population out of unemployment and making them productive members of society. With this launch, we have taken a big step towards achieving that objective. We are committed to provide educational access by leveraging technology in order to bring the best courses within the reach of the millions who are currently deprived”
The Millionlights TV channel will be carried by DEN Manoranjan Networks which has about 200,000 active cable households on its network at the initial stage. The channel will focus on skill upgradation and have programmes like Microsoft Virtual Academy content which is localized. The company said that they were currently generating over 100 hours of new content every month. The technology used will facilitate live lectures, offline viewing and faculty and peer interactions.
Akshat Shrivastava, CEO, Millionlights said, “With the launch of the channel in partnership with DEN Manoranjan Satellite we aim to create a seamless learning ecosystem that connects the PC, mobile and TV environments to make our youth industry ready.”
Millionlights intends to reach out to 50 million people over the next five years through this initiative.
Lalit Shinde, Owner of Den Manoranjan Satellite said, “It gives me immense pleasure to partner with Millionlights and we at DEN Manoranjan take pride in the fact that this initiative will enrich millions of lives. Our main concentration is to give access to the best quality content which is curated and to help up-skill the subscribers of DEN Manoranjan.”