Chennai late to join the digital bandwagon

With the Madras High Court on Thursday paving the way for the rollout of the digital addressable system (DAS) in Chennai, the city will be the third in country to join the digitisation scheme of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
According to industry sources, New Delhi and Mumbai proactively met the November 1 deadline to switch over completely from analog to digital signals whereas Chennai and Kolkata wereas Chennai and Kolkata were lagging behind.
“Chennai was a bit slow in the switchover whereas Kolkata had completely not started,” Sashi Arora, CEO of Airtel Digital TV told “The Hindu’ in an interview.
“Chennai subscribers are probably more aware of digital transmission as it has been one of the places to experience CAS (Conditional access system) that has digital transmission of paid-channels alone.”

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