Free Set Top Boxes Scheme in Tamil Nadu by Arasu Cable TV Corporation

The state government of Tamil Nadu has launched “Free Set Top Box Scheme” for TV subscribers in the state. The objective of the scheme is to provide high quality cable connection at affordable cost to all the households in Tamilnadu. The free set top box scheme will be operated by the government owned Tamil Nadu
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The state government of Tamil Nadu has launched “Free Set Top Box Scheme” for TV subscribers in the state. The objective of the scheme is to provide high quality cable connection at affordable cost to all the households in Tamilnadu.

The free set top box scheme will be operated by the government owned Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (Arasu Cable). The same company will also manufacture the set top boxes. The distribution process of set top boxes will be completed within three months. The cable service in set top boxes will be rolled out through Digital Addressable System (ADS).

Free Set Top Box Scheme

The distribution of set top boxes will reach to customers through the local cable operators. These operators will be managed from a control center in Chennai. Below are some of the main highlights of Tamilnadu Free Set Top Box Scheme.

  • The subscriber has to pay only one time activation fee of Rs. 200.
  • The warranty period of the Set Top Box will be three year.
  • The subscriber will get access to nearly 180 channels in digital mode on set top box.
  • The subscriber will get four packages with monthly subscription like Rs. 125, Rs. 175, Rs. 225 and Rs. 275 with options of channels.

Moreover, the state government also has launched MPEG 4 upgraded control room for digital signal transmission. As per the notification, nearly 70 lakh subscribers has been registered with Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Limited (TACTV). These subscriber has been managed by local cable operators across the State.

This is the first time in country that a state government – run cable TV operator has been issued license to deliver digital cable channels at low cost by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

29 thoughts on “Free Set Top Boxes Scheme in Tamil Nadu by Arasu Cable TV Corporation”

  1. Sir I am mavathur nandhimangalam post my area cable operator is telling me every set top box rs 750 charge collect. You will not pay amount your set top box cancel to inform my cable operator. But government inform no pay set top box is free. I am pay or not please reply.
    govt is not taking action . govt telling fake or not

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  2. The think is that the government says setup boxes are free, but we need to pay an activation charge around 200 rupees for to the cable operator, and they will setup those into our home network, also among four packages we can choose channels upto 300 depending upon that the subscription cost will differ, but in genuine nothing is free thats true..

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  3. Dear Ms am saravanan from kotagiri the nilgiris 643217 cable as not working cable line is here all ready deposit amount 300 again as 200 give me that person operator told me so what to do set of box application forms not given cable as cut by saravanan kotagiri

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  4. What is the correct price of set top box and channel packages amount pls update the local lco people ask 1000 1500 2000 What to do pls update

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  5. I m living in kangayam tirupur dist sivanmalai area saravana nagar. Cable tv operator ask me to pay rs 1000 for set top box. Our help line also not work pls take action against him I need to our active govt

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  6. Sir I am from Chidambaram … Here the cable operator RAMESH asking rs650 for a settop box… He is scamming the money… But the govt rate is 200.. what I can do . Pls give me a solution

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  7. sir I am living in kattuputhur at trichy my area cabil supplyer set top box fist time fix fee at RS 350 are collect please to take action

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  8. Sir,
    Enga ooru gudalur-625 518
    Theni dt,
    Tamil nadu.
    Sir enga oorla cable operators government set-off box ah Rs.1200 tha tharuvom nu solranga.appadi vaangalaina verum 30 channels tha edukkum apdinu solranga.pls nenga ithukku oru solution pannanum sir…pls

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  9. Sir iam from kulasekharam in kanyakumari district here our cable provider in selling the set of box for 850 rs actually what is the scheme of set of box can u rply me

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  10. I am from Nilgiris District Kotagiri Taluk ARAVENU. In our area LCO is offering private company set top boxes for Rs 2000/- ans Rs 1000/-. As yet he is not talking about Govt free set top boxes. he has not given single set top boxe to customers. Let me know how we avail the Govt Free Set top boxes. this is not only my request, This is.on behalf of public of our area of Aravenu.

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  11. Sir I am tiruchirappalli my area cable operator is telling me every set top box rs1000 charge collect. You will not pay amount your set top box cancel to inform my cable operator. But government inform no pay set top box is free. I am pay or not please reply.

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  12. Sir I am Kanchipuram my area cable operator is telling me every set top box fitting rs500 charge collect. You will not pay amount your set top box cancel to inform my cable operator. But government inform no pay set top box is free. I am pay or not please reply.

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