CAS to be made mandatory in 4 metros by 2012

devx101

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cabinet just cleared the bill making it mandatory to implement CAS in all 4 metros(Mum,del,kol,chn)by april 2012....Rest of India to follow later in phased manner. Hope this will have some effect on the cable BB industry as well. :Boy Hi 5:
 

amish

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Great, they had to do this within 6-7 months after I took Airtel DTH.I didnt buy DTH for 4years just waiting for CAS and when they scrapped it last year I switched to airtel.And now this!
 

ajuravi007

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Things dont your way when you want....
 


devx101

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Great, they had to do this within 6-7 months after I took Airtel DTH.

I didnt buy DTH for 4years just waiting for CAS and when they scrapped it last year I switched to airtel.

And now this!

me too i just took airtel a few months back, my cable op was saying from a few months that they will soon offer 290 channels.
nothing but a pure BS.


I have seen & used CAS in else's house,in some parts of kolkata it is still mandatory.But i would say DTH experience is much better.their stb's dont even come close to dth ops stb.

Small companies may promise this that blah blah but at last economies of scale always win's.
 

mhsabir

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CAS wasnt liked by most in Chennai when it happened... I am not sure about other metrosThe STB was like 4-5k & packages were ok-ish....... Cost went up for most.... A few were happy with local regional channels @ under 100...
 


mhsabir

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Dont worry - It may not be that bad a thing.... Better off with local cable or DTH if you ask me...
 

mhsabir

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Cable TV with SetTopBox to pay per package chosen & restricting of channels as in DTH

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That system was called Conditional Access System or CAS