DELHI, August 10th, 2016: Millionlights, an education content provider using technology to achieve massive scale, launched ‘The first and only Indian TV Channel focused on higher education and Skill Development’ in partnership with DEN Manoranjan Satellite in Pune.
With this partnership, Millionlights aims to create a landscape of content, delivery platforms and certifications leading to higher employability. Partners include universities, teachers, technology companies, certification companies and of-course their students. The launch of TV is a step ahead towards open access of content.
With the collaboration between the two, Millionlights TV channel is carried by DEN Manoranjan cable for it’s users. Around 200,000 active cable households in the DEN Manoranjan will be covered in this phase. The Millionlights TV channel aims to focus on the Skill Upgrading space. They have powerful platforms such as Microsoft Virtual Academy content that is localized, courses that help in skill development, education career guidance and education related news. The company is currently generating upwards of 100 hours of new content every month.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Pradeep Varma, Chairman, Millionlights said “We hope to reach out to the farthest corner of India and deliver skill training to everyone. We believe that for India to be relevant on a global scale we need millions of trained, skilled people. 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.”
Resonating the same thoughts, Mr. Akshat Shrivastava, CEO and Founder, Millionlights said, “The inspiration for the brand came from the idea of reaching out to millions of lives and lighting up their future through the use of technology. With the launch of the channel in partnership with DEN Manoranjan Satellite we aim to create a seamless learning ecosystem that connects the PC, M obile and TV environments to make our youth industry ready.”
Mr. Lalit Shinde, Owner of Den Manoranjan Satellite Pvt Ltd 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.”
The launch of the Millionlights TV channel brings a positive disruption to the current education and skill landscape by adding massive scale to reach across to millions of Indians. Millionlights, across all three screens will provide open access to education and real-world skills to at least 50 million learners in the next 5 years. They plan to leverage their platform and technology to ensure that no aspiring learner is left bereft of access to skills and education either due to lack of infrastructure or good faculty, irrespective of where they may be.
A key feature of the Millionlights movement is access to the best authored, curated content leading to industry recognised certification. The technology used by the company facilitates live lectures, offline viewing, TV programs and faculty and industry interactions and we are confident that we will deliver better learning outcomes through our platforms. The Millionlights platforms enable peer interaction, faculty teaching and handholding and discussion forums all based on localized content.