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TRAI express concern over slack implementation of digitisation

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 20:03

Upset that even after the implementation of digitisation in Chennai, some Local Cable Operators (LCOs) and Multi System Operators (MSOs) continued to show channels in analog form, broadcasting regulator TRAI has asked those not following rules to fall in line.

Licences of 20 MSOs cancelled

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 22:38

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has cancelled the licences of 20 Multi System Operators (MSOs) for not meeting the conditions for providing digitised cable services.

Cable TV digitisation: TRAI moves court against cable operators

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 18:31

In its complaints before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash, TRAI said cable operators were violating its regulations concerning implementation of Digital Addressable Cable TV System (DAS), for which a set-top box is to be attached with television set of the subscriber.

Move with caution on digitisation issue: Par panel to I&B Min

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 18:37

"In view of the emerging scenario, the committee feels that the process of 100 percent digitisation will not be smooth and there may be more problems in phase III and IV of digitisation," the Parliamentary Standing Committee said in its report tabled in Parliament.

TV digitisation drive gets boost with HCs orders

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 23:33

Officials said that in Gujarat an application was filed before High Court of Gujarat by an association of cable operators seeking extension of digitisation phase II deadline in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot and Surat.

Cable TV digitisation to be over within a year: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, April 14, 2013, 21:21

The process of full digitisation of cable TV systems in the country is expected to be over well before the end of the current fiscal given a sharp surge in the installation of set-top boxes by large distributors, a report has said.

Digitisation process giving DTH companies advantage: Cable operators

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 22:34

The digitisation process being ushered in by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry was providing DTH companies advantage over local cable operators, the Cable Operators Federation of India (COFI) Friday claimed.

Cable digitisation: Govt allows grace period of 15 days

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 19:25

The government is planning to go slow in enforcing black out on TV screens as about 25 percent of 1.6 crore households missed the April 1 deadline to switch over to digitised cable television.

Cable TV Digitisation deadline ends in 38 cities

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 22:40

With approximately 70 to 75 percent seeding of STBs achieved on an average in areas chosen under the second phase of digitisation drive, analogue cable signals would be switched off in over 30 cities from Monday onwards.

TV without set top boxes to go blank in 38 cities from Monday

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 20:59

Television sets without Set Top Boxes (STBs) would go blank from Monday in 38 cities which are included in the second phase of digitisation, Indian Broadcasting Federation (IBF) Tuesday said as government claimed 67 percent digitisation had been achieved in these places.

Statutory mechanism needed for convergence issues: Tewari

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 18:10

Tewari also said that the government was looking at the Digitisation of cable sector as a process which will yield larger benefits like providing the consumer greater choice and clarity in terms of end product which he chooses.

'Govt to push for indigenous manufacturing of set top boxes'

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 14:22

Admitting that foreign countries like China have gained in the first phase of India's ambitious Rs 24,000 crore digitisation process, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has said government was now trying to boost indigenous industry in the next phases of the exercise which has created huge demand for set top boxes.