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BSNL to provide Tata Sky’s VoD service to its broadband subs

MUMBAI: Government-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with direct-to-home (DTH) operator Tata Sky to offer the latter’s video-on-demand (VoD) service to its broadband subscribers.

As per the MoU, BSNL will waive off broadband rental for the first month while Tata Sky will offer its VoD service free for the first month to download content worth up to Rs 500.

“We will implement this MoU to cover the entire nation within the next six months. VoD has been gaining prominence and this partnership will help both the partners tap into the market better,” PTI quotes BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava as saying.

BSNL has a base of 2 crore (20 million) broadband users in the country, he added.

Tata Sky, which has a user base of about 11 million, will approach potential subscribers across the country for the new service, Tata Sky CEO Harit Nagpal said.

Once the customer gives consent, the BSNL team will set up broadband and Tata Sky will offer the VoD service. The DTH operator has a library of over 4,000 titles.