Free Set Top Box Scheme is a new initiative of Tamilnadu government towards providing free Arasu Cable TV Set Top Box to all TV cable subscribers in Tamilnadu. Arasu Cable TV Corporation Ltd (TACTV) (Arasu Cable) is a government owned company who will provide free set top boxes to the subscribers with the facility of high quality cable connection.
The task of distributing Arasu Cable TV Set Top Box under free set top box scheme to be completed within the period of three months. As per the information, set top box under Tamil Nadu Free Set Top Box Scheme will be manufactured by Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Limited (TACTV) and the cable service in set top boxes will be handled with Digital Addressable System (ADS).
Free Set Top Box Scheme Tamilnadu
Local cable operators in Tamil Nadu will distribute the free set top boxes to customers/ subscribers and the complete operation will be managed from Chennai control centre.
A payment of Rs. 200 will be charged from subscribers for one time activation.
The Set Top Box will have the warranty period of three year.
A service of 180 channels will be provided.
Four packages with monthly subscription such as Rs. 125, Rs. 175, Rs. 225 and Rs. 275 will be offered with options of channels.
As per the information, over 70 lakh subscribers are registered with Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Limited (TACTV) and all subscriber has been managed by local cable operators across the State. This is first time when Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued a license to a state government – run cable TV operator for delivering digital cable channels at low cost.