In pursuit of digitizing India4 min read 20 Sep 2017, 11:24 PM IST
While 100% digitization is a myth, not achieved even in the US, by 2020 approximately 95% cable and satellite TV homes in India will enjoy the benefits of digitization
Earlier this month, the ministry of information and broadcasting asked chief secretaries of states and Union territories to ensure completion of cable digitization in the light of complaints it has been receiving about analogue signal transmission in different parts of the country. In its letter, the ministry said that the complaints “are being sent to the concerned authorized officers, i.e. district magistrate, sub-divisional magistrate and commissioner of police, for taking immediate necessary action as per the extant Cable TV Act/Rules, but no response is being received in most of the cases from the authorized officers." The note added that the authorized officers have the right to seize the equipment of erring cable operators, in order to achieve complete digitization of cable networks.