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Digitisation deadline ends: Hundreds of TV screens go blank

People watching various programmes faced a TV blackout when the clock struck 12

New Delhi: Television sets without set top boxes (STBs) in hundreds of households across Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata went blank as the deadline for switch over to cable TV digitisation ended this midnight, reports PTI.   
                                               

People watching various programmes faced a TV blackout when the clock struck 12. However, in some areas of Kolkata, the television sets without STBs were found to be working.
 

In Mumbai, nearly 20% of the households have not installed set top boxes.

The information and broadcasting (IB) ministry’s data for all the four metros combined showed digitisation of cable TV households including Direct To Home (DTH) connections up to 94%.
 

TV viewers in Chennai who have not made the change, however, got some relief with the Madras High Court granting extension of the deadline till 5 November 2012 for the process of digitisation of TV signals.
 

The Bombay High Court, however, refused to grant more time to cable network providers in the city to switch to digital addressable system (DAS), but it asked the Union government to consider giving some relief to viewers during Diwali.
 

According to the ministry figures, Delhi has achieved a 97% digitisation (including DTH connections), while in Kolkata it is up to 85%.

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Pankaj Mehta

4 years ago

Can anyone explain why even with a Set-top box, many channels (Colors ok, Star Plus, Zee not seen) have gone blank in some houses in Mumbai?

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