Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd has applauded the Delhi state government’s stand on ‘No postponement’ for the deadline mandated by the government to convert to digital signals via set-top-boxes by June 30, 2012.
The Commissioner of Taxes and the other state officials of the State Government of Delhi had recently called a meeting of all cable TV service providers in Delhi. The purpose of the meeting was to confirm the readiness of cable TV service providers to roll-out Digitable Addressable System (DAS) to consumers across Delhi and review the current progress of implementation. The commissioner directed the service providers to deploy set-top-boxes in consumer homes by June 30, 2012 and reiterated that there will be ‘no postponement’ whatsoever in this deadline.
As per The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2011, the cable TV industry is required to convert all subscribers from analog signals to digital.
Commenting on the directive by State Government of Delhi, K Jayaraman, Managing Director and CEO of Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd, one of the leading MSOs, said, “The industry is happy with the decision. The digital roll-out will enable consumers to watch high quality digital television channels of their choice.”