second grouse is that the provision of a la carte channels
to consumers in Basic Service Tier (BST) is operationally
cumbersome and can be a logistic nightmare.
third contention is that creating a 500-channel capacity is
not required across India. What we make out from this is that
Chennai, for instance, would not need 500 channels as there
is no appetite for Hindi content.
matter was listed before the Tdsat on 11 June. Senior advocate
S Ganesh appeared and stated that the government is considering
extension of the deadline for digitisation. He requested for
a hearing on 25 June. After some deliberation, the Tdsat agreed
to list the matter on the same day (25 June).
the deadline for the first phase of digitisation in Mumbai,
Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai is 30 June.