Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Digicable to spend Rs 225cr on settop boxes in Kolkata
14 Jan 2012, 02:01 PM
Post: #1
Digicable to spend Rs 225cr on settop boxes in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 13 (PTI) Leading Multi System Operator (MSO) Digicable today said they will invest Rs 225 crore to supply 1.5 million settop boxes to its subscribers in the city. "All cable operators have to mandatorily switch to digital technology or to send cable television signals through settop boxes (STB) from July in city. We are trying to offer a cheap solution to subscribers under our network," Digicable VP Amit Nag said. Digicable managing director Jagjit S Kohli said the company was planning to offer STB at Rs 500 though the minimum price of a box is Rs 1700. "We have to subsidise to make it affordable," he said. There are four large MSOs in the city and the exact number of cable connections is not known but according to estimates the number would be around four million. Digicable said the company was trying to offer 200 channels at the current price though it would be finalised after government comes out with pricing for the basic service. Kohli said digitisation will offer huge benefit to consumers and it would be better than DTH.

http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/ne...50348.html

WOD Blog
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply Add Thank You
Advertisements

Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Kolkata MSO’s MD and director arrested for service tax default uma_nath23 0 341 30 Nov 2013 09:09 PM
Last Post: uma_nath23
  News:  Kolkata MSOs asked not to switch off any TV channel till panchayat polls are over mmadhankumar 0 747 26 May 2013 02:54 PM
Last Post: mmadhankumar
  News:  Those gifting set-top boxes to voters warned of action mmadhankumar 0 458 05 Apr 2013 01:49 PM
Last Post: mmadhankumar
  News:  Kolkata Hathway Digital Cable Channels List livingoff 0 4,213 01 Mar 2013 11:35 PM
Last Post: livingoff
  Breaking News:  Hathway Digital Cable Service In Kolkata livingoff 0 3,570 01 Mar 2013 11:23 PM
Last Post: livingoff
  News:  Cable digitisation: IMCL makes third purchase in Kolkata sivkr 0 944 15 Feb 2013 08:29 PM
Last Post: sivkr
  Update:  Govt to push for domestic production of set-top boxes, says Tewari mmadhankumar 0 508 14 Jan 2013 12:17 PM
Last Post: mmadhankumar
  News:  Kolkata to go completely digital from 28 December sivkr 0 719 15 Dec 2012 11:11 PM
Last Post: sivkr
  News:  Digitisation in Kolkata gets Mamata Banerjee nod sivkr 0 695 03 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
Last Post: sivkr
  Digicable asked to pay MediaPro’s outstanding dues Deep 0 573 26 Sep 2012 09:54 PM
Last Post: Deep



User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Board Style:

Disclaimer: Worldofdth.com is in compliance with 17 U.S.C. 512 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). Worldofdth.com is not responsible for what its users are posting, If you found any copied content on our forum from your website, you can simply use Contact Us option to report the copy.