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Tata Sky launches interactive educational service

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MUMBAI: Education is the next happening thing in India. Tata Sky in partnership with Tata Elxsi and Tata ClassEdge plans launch an interactive educational service. As part of the deal, Tata Elxsi is supporting the development of content that is specially developed to suit modularised learning programs and made available via Tata Sky's active plus portfolio of value added services. It will produce interactive educational content for science students from classes V to VIII with lessons mapped to their syllabus.

Tata Sky Classroom is an educational service launched by Tata Sky along with Tata ClassEdge. It aims at assisting tutoring young viewers in an engaging manner with animated video content providing a fundamental understanding of core concepts in Science and Maths subjects.

"Tata Sky Classroom will help children in understanding core concepts which are really the key building blocks for future learning as we see this as a clear need gap. The service is aligned with children's school syllabus and covers over 500 topics, delivered in an interesting and interactive format. With the objective to provide the best-in-class educational experience for kids, Tata ClassEdge with their expertise in the field was the perfect fit. Some of the best schools in India are currently using multimedia solutions from Tata ClassEdge to augment classroom learning. We plan to now make these accessible to our subscribers at an affordable price," said Tata Sky chief commercial officer Pallavi Puri.

This interactive service has been launched and is now available to all subscribers.

"We are excited to partner with Tata Sky and make available our innovative learning content to children in the comfort and convenience of their homes. Tata Sky Classroom will enable learning of the core concepts of Science & Maths in an engaging manner so that a child understands the fundamental principles and is able to access this anytime of the day. This partnership will further support our vision of educating 10 million students annually by 2025," added Tata ClassEdge chief commercial officer Rajesh Khandagale.

"Interactive content is increasingly being leveraged to help create effective learning experiences for school children, enabling easier understanding, improved comprehension and knowledge retention. Tata Elxsi's award-winning digital and interactive content creation capabilities, coupled with its deep expertise in broadcast technologies, enables operators and broadcasters expand their portfolio of value added services, develop new revenue streams and discover new audiences, through compelling and differentiated content," said Tata Elxsi SVP marketing and strategy Nitin Pai.

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