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ISKCON to Provide Devotional Programs for Indian Network

By: for The Financial Express on Sept. 27, 2008

Students will soon be able to access Indira Gandhi National Open University's content on mobiles and over broadband, thanks to a tie-up between the university and city-based Time Broadband, which is launching IPTV services in the country from October.

The tie-up would also see IGNOU's Gyan Darshan channel being broadcast over the Internet.

The company, which has entered into an understanding with BSNL to roll out the IPTV service in the country after the government recently cleared the guidelines for it, believes the new technology will redefine the entertainment space in India.

While the service is still at its nascent stage in the country, experts predict that by the end of this year, 20 million homes worldwide would subscribe to IPTV services.

"The high point of providing IPTV services using the would be the easy accessibility by subscribers and the reach,"Time Broadband CEO Sujata Dev told reporters here today.

She said Time has also entered into an understanding with ISKCON to provide spiritual discourses on the IPTV platform.

ISKCON would produce 400-500 hours of content per year, said founder of ISKCON's broadcast ITV Haridas Prabhu.

An established content provider for the entertainment industry, recently it has been nominated at a competition in Cannes in France for producing 120 second content for the mobile TV, the winner of which would be declared in October.

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