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Last Updated : Nov 06, 2012 09:28 AM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

Madras HC to hear digitisation case on Friday

The Madras High Court will hear the digitisation case on Friday. Till then, digitisation does not apply in the city of Chennai.


The Madras High Court will hear the digitisation case on Friday. Till then, digitisation does not apply in the city of Chennai. On October 31, the High Court heard a petition filed by the Chennai Metro Cable TV Operator Association and granted an extension till today.


According to the Association, Chennai needs 40 lakh set top boxes but has only 1.6 lakhs so far. Today,the I&B Ministry has agreed to extend the deadline for implementation of digitisation till December 31 if the state government agrees to stick to it.


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While Delhi has achieved 100 percent digitisation according to State Chief Secretary P K Tripathi, India's commercial capital, Mumbai needs five to six lakh Set Top Boxes (STBs) and a two month extension according to Mumbai Cable Operators Association.

First Published on Nov 5, 2012 09:52 pm
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