Chennai (Tamil nadu) Still not Ready for Cable TV Digitalization
Source: Indian Television.com (Mumbai).
An uncertainty looms over Chennai as the Union government presses for shut-down of analogue cable TV services in the four metros from 1 November. The state-backed Arasu Cable TV will be in no position to roll out digital cable TV services in the city within the next three weeks as it is in the midst of finalizing its digital infrastructure suppliers and is preparing to request for an extension of the deadline so that consumers are not deprived of watching their television shows in Chennai.
The Jayalalithaa-led state government will write to the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry seeking extension so that Arasu gets time to install the set-top boxes in consumer homes. A comfortable time zone of at least three months is being considered but it is not clear yet how the Union government will react.