Cable TV Digitalization Amendment Act 2011 Set Top Box important to watch TV

This is new rule from The Cable TV Networks Regulation Amendment Act 2011 has made it mandatory for switchover of the existing Analogue signals to Digital signals with unique ids. This rule would be done in 4 phase in metro cities.

The last date announced for completed digitalization by October 31st. so now all metro consumers have one and half month.

for every consumer may have problem about installation of Digital set top box. According to census 2011 Review, there are 103.76 lakh households in four metro cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. Television penetration in four metros is 80% as per census.

Thus 82.59 lakh households have TV sets in four Metro cities. Out of 82.59 lakh TV households, 25.59 lakh households have DTH connection. Adding 20% provision for multiple TVs and offices, total 68.40 lakh cable subscribers need to get STBs in four metros. Out of these, and 46.71 lakh households have already installed cable Set Top Boxes (STBs).

Thus 68% of the TV households in the above mentioned four metro cities have already become digital. The percentage achievement of digitization goes up to 77% if DTH figures of 25.59 lakhs are also added.