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TN assembly okeys cable bill; to implement phase-wise

MUMBAI: Tamil Nadu Assembly has approved the state government take over of the administration of cable television network (Including Multiple Service Optical Transport System) bill, 2006. 

The proposed law on cable television networks envisages phase-wise acquisition of the operations of eight large Multi-System Operators (MSOs) including Sun Network's Sumangali Cable Vision (SCV), and Hathway of the Rajan Raheja group.

The initial phase will cover cities Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchi, Tirunelveli and Salem. According to chief minister Jayalalita, the implementation of the law will be done in phases to set right the deficiency and faults in the service offered by the cable TV networks.

Speaking at the assembly, the CM also said that the law was aimed at correcting the imbalances and deficiencies in service offered by the MSOs. 

Also read:

Tamil Nadu moves to acquire Sumangali, Hathway in state 

Tamil Nadu government move 'politically motivated'

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