Society for Andhra Pradesh Network – MANA TV
SAPNET Land Marks
• Land Physical area: 2.3 acres in Dr. BRAOU campus
• On 8th July 2000, a MOU was signed with ISRO for pilot transmission.
• On 1st Nov 2000, up-linking of the signal for experimental transmission commenced from MCF, Hassan in Karnataka.
• On 1st April 2002, the earth station (Hub) was installed at SAPNET and commissioned.
• On 22nd March 2003, Society for Andhra Pradesh Network (SAPNET) was registered under the Societies Registration Act.
• Television Studios commissioned in 2006.
• SAPNET headed by Chief Executive Officer and its apex body is the Governing Council (GC) headed by a Chairman (Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh). The Principal Secretary, IT&C, GOAP, is the Vice-Chairman and CEO, SAPNET is the Member Secretary. The Governing Council, as a policy Making body approves the proposals and sets the vision for future.
• The Finance Committee reviews the budget proposals and recommends to the GC for approval. The Finance Committee comprises of Director (Communication), IT&C Department (Chairman), Joint Director (Administration), Assistant Secretary, Finance Department, Nominee of Chief Accounts Officer, Directorate of School Education and GM, SAPNET, (Member Secretary).
MANA TV CHANNELS
The primary purpose of the channel is to provide satellite based communication network for Distance Learning, Agriculture Extension, Rural Development, and E-governance through Ku-band transponder in GSAT-8 satellite. SAPNET is currently mandated to run 4 television channels and one data channel.
Channel – 1: Higher & Technical Education
Channel – 2: Live Interactive for all users departments
Channel – 3: Live interactive for Distance Education & Training for Human Resource Development, Social Sector & Agriculture
Channel – 4: School Education
• Reach: Students, Teaching community and Government functionaries.
• How to Receive: Through Receive Only Terminals (ROT) comprising 1.2m parabolic dish antenna, feed LNBC, IF cable and STB.
What is the potential?
• The transmissions are received in the Educational Institutions / Mandal Offices across the state with a low cost Receive Only Terminal known as ROT. The facilities at the studio allow a two way audio interactivity between distant end viewers and the experts in the studio on live transmissions put out ion Channel -2 / Channel-3. Thousands of viewers can watch these channels simultaneously.
Who uses Mana TV?
• Education: Rajiv Vidya Mission, (SSA), State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT), AP Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society, (APSWREIS), AP Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society, (APTWREIS), State Institute of Education Technology (SIET), Board of Intermediate Education (BIE), Commissionerate of Collegiate Education (CCE), Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University (Dr.BRAOU). Other Govt.Depts: Department of Health and Family Welfare (DHFW), Women Development and Child Welfare (WD&CW), Panchayat Raj & Rural Development (PR&RD), Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) etc.
Director, EDS (Mee Seva)
ROTs in the network
INSAT-3B From the Inception to June 2010
NSS-12 August 2010 to Feb’ 2012
GAST-8 March 2012 till date
• Equipped studios for live telecasts
• Server/play out for prerecorded programmes transmission
• Earth Station for Satellite uplink
SAPNET is a nonprofit society of GoAP and is funded by GOAP through Grant in Aid. The services of Mana TV transmission generally free for all Govt. depts., but some user agencies pay for the services availed. SAPNET also welcomes donations and other contributions for meeting the O&M expenses and for meeting the capital costs for replacement, additional equipment procurement.
For more details visit : www.sapnet.gov.in