Digitization of Cable Pushed to 1-Nov-12 - Confirmed by Hathway CEO


The digitization of cable TVs in India has been in the news all this past month since the original deadline for the same had been set for July 1, 2012. However, reports yesterday confirmed that after only 25 percent of set top boxes were found to have been placed in cable TV homes across the four metros, the I&B ministry decided to push the deadline to November 1, 2012.

Commenting on the deadline extension, Mr. K Jayaraman, MD & CEO of Hathway, Cable and Datacom Limited has stated that, “We support the I&B ministry’s decision to modify the deadline for a complete switch over to 31st October 2012 for all the four Metro cities keeping in mind public interest as well as smoother transition. As there is no other alternative but to switchover to digitalisation which has been committed in writing by all the stake holders and which we’ve been prepared for, we look forward to now providing better viewing quality and HD offerings to our viewers and bag more customers.”

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