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I&B projects will be considered only after LS polls: Govt

I&B projects will be considered only after LS polls: Govt
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First Published: Wed, Mar 18 2009. 02 06 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Mar 18 2009. 02 06 PM IST
New Delhi: Policy framework on satellite radio and several other projects in the information and broadcasting sector are pending and will be considered by the new government, a top official has said.
Among policy decisions currently pending with the government are complete digitisation of cable television in CAS areas, policy framework on satellite radio, policy on Headends on Sky (HITS) and the policy for introducing phase III of FM radio.
The projects will be considered after the Lok Sabha polls, Uday Varma, additional secretary in the ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B), said.
“Other decisions too will be taken into consideration when a new government comes to power in two months’ time,” Verma said on Wednesday while delivering the keynote address during the India Satellite Forum 2009 organised by Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA).
Verma said announcements have already been made for Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) policy and guidelines on DTH while it has also accomplished partial digitisation of cable television.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in its recent decision has also sought to restructure cable services in the country and the recommendation has been well received by the industry, he said.
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First Published: Wed, Mar 18 2009. 02 06 PM IST