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Cable MSOs offering digital set-top box at promotional price of Rs799

MDT/PTI | 27/08/2012 10:57 AM | 

MSOs, including Siti Cable, In Cable, Digicable, Hathway, and DEN Networks are offering digital cable set-top boxes at a discounted price of Rs799 each 


New Delhi: Country's leading multi system operators (MSOs) have come together for a common promotional scheme, under which they would offer the consumers digital cable set-top boxes at a discounted price of Rs799 each, reports PTI.
 
The scheme is aimed to help timely implementation of the government mandate of digitisation of cable TV services and is being launched through the MSO Alliance, which includes all major MSOs like Siti Cable, In Cable, Digicable, Hathway, and DEN Networks.
 
"The decision to form an alliance has been taken under the guidance of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to enforce confidence among consumers and remove any kind of confusion regarding digital addressable system," MSO Alliance Secretary SN Sharma said in a statement.
 
"The alliance will work towards mass digitisation of cable and quick deployment of set top boxes," he said, while adding that the MSO Alliance will advertise the promotional offer through print and digital media.
 
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has set a deadline of 31st October for complete switch over of cable TV to digital platform in the four metros of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata in the first phase. The earlier deadline for this phase was 30 June 2012.
 
As a part of the promotional offer, valid for one month, digital cable systems or set-top boxes would be provided to consumers across the cable platforms at a standard price of Rs799 each.
 
Apart from offering more channels in digital quality, the advantages of digital cable services include weather-proof services that are not interrupted by rain. Besides, this service is provided through the local cable operator.

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SANJAY SINVHAL

SANJAY SINVHAL 2 years ago

DEN Toll free no is not working in Mumbai from MTNL/Vodafone/Tata/ Airtel/Idea. Pl chk.
Also is Rs 799 offer still valid? My neighbour feels ripped off when he read this price in newspaper but still had to Pay Rs 1350 for his settop Box from DEN at Mumbai.

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Yogesh Sapkale

Yogesh Sapkale 2 years ago in reply to SANJAY SINVHAL

Thanks for your comment. As per the MSO Alliance, the offer was valid only for a month or till September. However some MSOs are still advertising about STB at Rs799. But please check the details as there may be some hidden charges. For more read http://www.moneylife.in/article/cable-tv...

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SANJAY SINVHAL

SANJAY SINVHAL 2 years ago in reply to Yogesh Sapkale

Hi. I logged a compliant with DEN on their website. On 27 Oct'12, I rxd a call from DEN - Mr Sunil (022-6671-7558) who confirmed that SetTop Box price has NOT changed & is still Rs 799. He also called my Cable operator who agreed that he has charged more but refused to refund the extra money. DEN guy tried to argue but then he expressed his helpness to reign in the Cable guys. But DEN said that you can log your reqt to their Cal center & they will deliver in Rs 799.

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