Tag Archives: cable digitisation

Phase III residents still to buy STBs with digitisation deadline on December 31

Phase III residents still to buy STBs with digitisation deadline fast approaching With the analogue connections coming off on December 31 for Phase III consumers, many Indians has yet to buy their Set-Top-Box (STB) to make the switch over for the digital connection. It is believed nearly 50% of people in urban localities do not [...]

Deliver interoperable and affordable STBes, insists Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Information and Broadcasting has emphasised the industry to ensure interoperability to set-top-boxes and affordability of STBes at the first meeting of the Task Force for cable digitization for phases three and four. Like the portability of the mobile phone, the viewers should also have similar options with the set-top-boxes. They should [...]

Maharashtra needs 5.5mn STBs for 100% cable digitisation

The Indian state of Maharashtra will have to deploy 5.5 million set-top-boxes (STBs) to achieve 100% cable digitization in Phase III and IV rollout. The state accomplished 100% digitization in Phase I and II cities – with multiple STBs accounting for 19-21% of the total and HD-ready STBs just 2%. However, the Maharashtra Cable Operator [...]

Indian cable digitisation has positive impact on carriage fees

Phase I digitisation of cable-TV systems in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kalkata has resulted in a 20-25% fall in carriage fees, according to Supriya Sahu, joint secretary for broadcasting at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB). Sahu said that the subscription charges earned by broadcasters had also risen 200-300%, according to a report submitted [...]