are expecting a six-month extension," said the head of
a leading MSO.
broadcasters are, however, pressing for the deadline date
to stay as they fell that digitisation would drastically cut
down on their carriage payouts to cable networks while subscription
revenues would go up.
Ministry sources told indiantelevision.com that a meeting
of the Task Force was held on 1 June under the chairmanship
of Additional Secretary Rajiv Takru wherein many stakeholders
primarily cable operators raised certain issues
which needed to be sorted out before digitisation could take
These issues have been placed before Soni and are under her