Airtel to carry T-Sat on DTH, MoU signed

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T-SAT network channels have taken another step forward in their broadcasts. T-SAT Vidya and Nipuna channels will be aired on Bharti Airtel DTH, one of the communication giants. Airtel on Thursday signed an agreement with the T-SAT network to allow broadcasts on channel numbers 948 and 949.

The T-SAT network channels have already signed deals with various companies and have over four lakh subscribers on YouTube providing digital broadcasts through the satellite, a social media platform. In view of the COVID epidemic, Airtel Network has agreed to broadcast T-SAT channels education and expertise to provide online education to Telangana students. Airtel, the third-largest mobile operator in the country, has 10 lakh subscribers through DTH and 1.5 crores through Xstream across Telangana and is spread across 18 countries. Serving via wireless, mobile, fixed-line, high speed, DTH, it had 423 million customers nationwide by March 2020. As a result, broadcasts of T-SAT network channels are widespread across the country.

The agreement will directly benefit millions of school, intermediate, degree and postgraduate students in line with the recent Telangana government cabinet decision. T-SAT CEO R Shailesh Reddy and Bharti Airtel Telangana and Andhra Pradesh CEO Avanith Puri on Thursday hailed the agreement reached between T-SAT and Airtel DTH to mark the 74th Independence Day on August 15. CEO Shailesh Reddy thanked Bharti Airtel for broadcasting T-SAT network channels for the first time

Bharti Airtel CEO Avneet Puri said, “Airtel is delighted to partner with T-Sat to provide students with access and opportunity to online education as they grow and transition into digital learners.  Airtel compliments the efforts of the Government of Telangana to help bridge the digital divide by utilizing Telecom infrastructure of all sorts to keep students connected to their teachers, school and each other during this unprecedented times.” 

He said students can watch T-SAT broadcasts on Airtel DTH as well as the Airtel Xstream app.