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'DTH operators should provide inter-operability of set tops'

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 15:53

Direct to Home (DTH) operators should provide their consumers either commercial or technical inter-operability of set top boxes, TRAI chairman Rahul Khullar on Tuesday said.

Make sure minimum inconvenience caused to subscribers: Govt to MSOs

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 21:11

Twelve days after the deadline for the second phase of digitisation drive ended, the government Friday said it had asked multi-system operators not to cause "inconvenience" to viewers, indicating that it may not enforce total black-outs in areas where set top boxes could not be accessed.

Digitalisation drive: Delhi LCOs to observe 48 hrs black out

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 22:06

A section of cable operators today said they have decided not to provide service for 48 hours starting tonight to protest against digitalisation and government neglect.

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.

Mamata questions Centre`s Mar 31 deadline for set-top boxes

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013, 20:06

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed strong reservation over the March 31 deadline fixed by the Centre for installation of set-top boxes and said the poor would find it difficult to comply with it.

Mumbai has highest percentage of digitization, Delhi 2nd

Last Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 22:21

After the analogue television signal was switched off at midnight of October 31 in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, the I&B ministry Thursday claimed that Mumbai has the highest percentage of digitisation followed by Delhi with more than 100 percent coverage.

Govt to monitor prices of set top boxes: Varma

Last Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 20:13

Having switched off analogue cable signals in the metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, the government is planning to monitor the implementation of digitised cable in the three cities and prices of set top boxes.

1 day left for digitisation deadline, 93% switchover

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 23:20

With a day left for cable TV digitisation deadline, the switchover in all the four metros Tuesday reached an overall 93 percent.

Cable TV set top boxes consume less power than CFL bulb, says ministry

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 11:30

It also said that power consumption by STBs in standby mode "is even lesser".

I&B Ministry to make MSOs accountable for digitisation data

Last Updated: Sunday, July 01, 2012, 13:52

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has initiated the process of making amendments in the Cable Rules which will make multi-system operators accountable for the information they provide about the progress made in digitising cable services.

TRAI unhappy about I&B Ministry's statement on DAS

Last Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012, 19:22

TRAI said these regulations had to come into force before digitalisation of cable services can be achieved.

Cable TV digitalisation deadline put off by four months

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 21:02

The decision to defer the plan for switchover from analogue to digitalised signals was announced by the government today as it was found that the metros of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata were not ready for it.