GOA: A dual feed running on analogue and digital cable TV
networks in the four metros of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and
Chennai will not be easy this time after the deadline of 31
October is crossed due to three main reasons, according to
two senior media executives.
will have the responsibility of shutting down analogue decoders
in the four metros that fall under digitisation in the first
phase. "This was not there in 2003 (when CAS, or conditional
access system, was mandated) and broadcasters were not part
of it," explained Hathway Cable & Datacom CEO K Jayaraman.
violation of the government order for digitisation will amount
to criminal violence. "The police commissioner has been
given the powers this time and violators can be arrested,"