Why is cable TV digitisation being made compulsory?
As the October 31 deadline for digitisation of cable television connections in the four metros nears, we wonder if TV sets will go blank on November 1 if are not ‘digitised’
Political party Shiv Sena Monday demanded an extension of the deadline from October 31 to January 2013 for digitisation of cable TV networks in the four metros of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, as acquiring set-top boxes is causing a burden on the poor in the festival season. Uddhav Thackeray, the party Executive President said that in Mumbai around one-third of the households were yet to buy set-top boxes (STBs) which cost around Rs 1,000-1,200 per piece. Click here to read more
Digitalisation is the future: Prasar Bharati CEO
Jawhar Sircar feesl that the urban audience will move towards tablets and the rural Indians will move towards mobile phones
Terming digitalisation as the future in television viewing, Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar Tuesday said it would also help content providers understand which programme is a hit among the masses on television. Click here to read more
Film city in Kolhapur soon: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Wednesday stressed on adopting new technology and said that the state is trying to facilitate filmmakers with alternate locations for shoots. He felt regional media and filmmaking is creating a lot of excitement the state is, therefore, trying to create alternate locations for film shoots. “A film city in Kolhapur (in southern Maharashtra) will come with a lot of financial incentive to work in that city,” he said while speaking at inugural of the 13th edition of the three-day global convention FICCI-FRAMES.
Talking about the use of technology, he said: “A huge employment opportunity has been created in a lot of areas in entertainment. We have to begun to use power of technology to educate our people via broadband, internet. Digitalisation will hence create a more equal society.” “This will ensure that growth is not lopsided and inclusive, that that benefits go to each and every person living in the country,” he added.Click here to read more