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Triumphant I&B sec Varma says Phase II digitisation 99% complete

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NEW DELHI: Information & braodcasting ministry secretary Uday Kumar Varma - along with his ministerial team - has almost singlehandedly been working on aggregating and consolidating India‘s fragmented cable TV sector by pressing the digitisation accelerator and pushing the members of the ecosystem to forge ahead no matter what.

His touch stance seems to be working if one goes by the numbers that he announced today. Speaking to indiantelevision.com, Varma stated that almost 99 per cent digitisation had been achieved in the 38 cities that were part of Phase II of Digital Addressable System (DAS) for cable television.

Addressing a meeting of nodal officers from different states yesterday, Varma expressed satisfaction at the work being done by the additional secretary C Viswanath, joint secretary (broadcasting) Supriya Sahu and other senior officials.

Varma also asked the nodal officers to send show cause notices to all MSOs who had still not switched off analogue signals.

The nodal officers generally expressed satisfaction with the cooperation they received from stakeholders.

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