LCOs were attending a two-day conference of cable TV operators
from different parts of the country.
National Conference of Indian Broadcasting and CATV Industry
had been organised by the All India Aavishkaar Dish Antennae
Sangh with the aim to apprise the LCOs from all over the country
with the latest developments in digitisation and to also form
a united stand on common issues.
A K Rastogi, president of the Sangh, said that all channels
should flash the rates of encrypted (pay channels) clearly
so that the viewer and the LCO is aware of the rate to ensure
consultant V C Khare lashed out at Trai for not having coming
out with a clear-cut rate card for pay TV under DAS.
also regretted that while the amended Cable TV Networks (Regulation)
Act referred to right of way for LCOs and said they can use
electricity poles, there was nothing about this in the Rules
issued under the Act.
also said it was surprising that cable TV was not listed on
the Central Government list when broadcasting was a central
and not state subject.