Analogue delivery of cable television will be shut from 1 November
as the government has mandated compulsory switchover to digital
LCOs from all the metros were invited for the meeting with
the minister, only some operators from Delhi attended it.
The LCOs told the minister that they wanted police protection
as they feared law and order problems after 31 October. The
cable operators also informed the minister that all black
and white TV sets, and many colour TV sets were not enabled
to support DAS.
The operators also said many far-flung areas in the capital
still did not have the digital feed, and could only take analogue
The cable operators led by A S Kohli of West Delhi Cable Operators
Association said there was a scheme under which direct to
home (DTH) operators charged less for every additional connection
in the same home, and said such a scheme should also be made
applicable in cable homes to encourage people to take STBs
for multi-TV homes.