Videocon-CSC to bring digital DTH services to every household

MUMBAI: Digital is a great leveller of the rural/urban divide. Videocon d2h has announced its association with the CSC eGovernance Services India Limited for the launch of their CSC services. The Common Service Centre (CSC) scheme is a part of the Digital India (DI) initiative. The service was inaugurated by the Minister of Electronics & IT and Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad in Varanasi today.

The Scheme envisages the setting up of 100,000+ IT-enabled access points to be implemented through a public-private partnership (PPP). CSCs have been positioned as front-end delivery outlets for delivery of government as well as private sector services. The services will enable the citizens of India to access their digital entertainment through Videocon d2h.

Videocon d2h executive chairman Saurabh Dhoot said, “I feel honoured by our strategic tie-up with the Government of India to enable information access to the audience across India. This is a milestone and is a matter of great pride for us that, in the DTH industry, we led the way with “Make in India”, and now we are leading the way with Digital India”.

Videocon d2h CEO Anil Khera said: “This tie-up affirms our commitment to innovate in every aspect of our customer experience. With this pact, we will be able to reach the remotest village in the country and thus help the transition of India from the analogue cable regime to a better quality, more transparent digital platform.”

CSC eGovernance India CEO Dr Dinesh K Tyagi said, “CSC SPV has entered into an agreement with Videocon d2h for bringing Digital DTH services through CSC centres. This service will enable rural India to avail smart services including Smart English and Smart Games, etc. and will help overcome the digital divide between rural and urban India.

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