Tag Archives: Digital Addressable System

DEN Networks to boost ARPU

DEN Networks, the multiple system operator in India, is gearing up for an increase in its cable TV Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) from Phase IV areas. Per set-top box, 75 INR will be yielded after the implementation of digital addressable system (DAS) started ten months back. The ARPU from other areas is also expected [...]

DAS deadline extension rejected by the Government of India

The decision has been taken by the government today, assuring the public that the extension date for the deadline of the final phase of digital addressable systems for cable TV in India, has been rejected. The final date will thus not be extended further than March 31, 2017. According to Rajyavardhan Rathore, the Minister of [...]

Hyderabad still not over with analogue signals

Some areas of the city of Hyderabad are not still not done with the analogue cable TV signals, despite the deadline for implementation of digital addressable system (DAS) in Phase III areas has been crossed. Multi-system operators (MSOs) in the city have been requested for more time on behalf of local-cable TV operators (LCOs). The [...]

MIB not to extend deadline for DAS III scheduled on January 31

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has stated that the deadline scheduled on January 31, will not be extended for the switching off of analogue signals in digital addressable system (DAS) Phase III. It is to be noted that deadline for both Phase III and Phase IV were extended last year until January 31, [...]

MSOs and broadcasters together for switch off of analogue signals in DAS III areas

Multi-system operators and broadcasters in India are getting together in view of stopping the analogue signals in Digital Addressable System (DAS) Phase III areas. They are supporting the order of the Delhi High Court which is in favour of not extending the deadline of DAS Phase III areas. Broadcasters are working with the All India [...]

Government of India claims STB seeding reached almost 100%

Good news for the digital addressable systems (DAS) challenge in India. The government is maintaining that the phase III areas has nearly reached its completion to 100%, amounting to a total of 41 million set top boxes (STBs). The information was announced after the 15th meeting of the Task Force on the phase III and [...]

200 TV channels awaiting government nod

As many as 200 TV channel licences are awaiting approval from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB). According to R Jaya, who is the joint secretary of MIB, the government has cleared around 830 TV channels. With the deadline for the digital addressable system phase III fixed on 31 December, 2015, Jaya has asked [...]

MIB grants 10 year licence to 112 MSOs under DAS

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has granted permanent registration for ten years to 112 multi-system operators to operate in digital addressable system, as on August 22. These MSOs had received provisional permission earlier. The MSOs who have received permanent registrations include Asianet Satellite Communications, Digi Cable Network India, Star Broadband Services, Den Network, Sky Vision [...]

I&B ministry extends DAS deadline to December 2016

Indian Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry has extended the deadline of phase III and IV digitisation to December 2015 and December 2016 respectively. The initiative is basically to boost indigenisation of set-top-boxes and to cover the entire country under digital addressable system.   During the phase I and II, STBs were being imported. The ministry [...]