No more DAS relief for Chennai

While Madras High Court has declined to extend DAS deadline beyond Nov 19, LCOs & MSOs don’t foresee switching off of analogue signals

Abid Hasan Dec 4, 2012 7:00 PM

Chennai DAS deadline pushed by one month

This is the fifth time digitisation deadline in Chennai has been deferred since October 31, 2012

Abid Hasan Nov 30, 2012 6:47 PM

Govt to observe genre-wise blackout for phase II prep

To ensure digitisation deadline of Mar 31, 2013 is met, govt plans to switch off channels genre-wise in all 38 cities beginning January

Abid Hasan Nov 27, 2012 7:06 PM

Quick five with Sun Direct’s R Mahesh Kumar

“We need to be able to offer a credible and affordable reason to switch to digital,” says the CEO of Sun Direct

Abid Hasan Nov 23, 2012 7:19 PM

Post DAS, analogue signals continue in Kolkata

There is still a shortfall of 18 lakh set top boxes and MSOs state that the STB installation process will not be over before December 31, 2012

Abid Hasan Nov 21, 2012 7:09 PM

DAS in Chennai: Hearing extended by one more day

The hearing at the Madras High Court is taking place today. The digitisation deadline for Chennai has been postponed thrice

Abid Hasan Nov 20, 2012 7:20 PM

Digitisation picture remains ambiguous in Chennai

Three postponements later, digitisation scenario in Chennai continues to be vague, with STB installation yet to pick up

Abid Hasan Nov 15, 2012 6:27 PM

10 more days of DAS relief for Chennai

Digitisation deadline has been deferred again in Chennai. The next hearing at the Madras High Court is scheduled for November 19

Abid Hasan Nov 10, 2012 8:05 PM

DAS: Taking stock post week 1

Though Delhi & Mumbai have met the October 31 deadline, there are many pockets in the cities that continue to receive analogue signals

Abid Hasan Nov 8, 2012 6:26 PM

Govt firm on Mar 31 deadline for DAS Phase 2

Armed with the learnings of Phase 1 of digitisation, the Govt has set in motion the process to meet the DAS deadline of March 31, 2013 in 38 cities

exchange4media Staff Nov 7, 2012 7:18 PM

Chennai DAS deadline deferred again

The next hearing of the petition filed by CMCOA for extension of deadline for 3 months will take place on Nov 9

exchange4media Staff Nov 6, 2012 7:18 PM

DAS: Day 5 in a post-digitisation world

Kolkata takes a step forward, D-Day for Chennai today, Mumbai and Delhi work towards digitisation despite constraints from LCOs

exchange4media Staff Nov 5, 2012 8:58 PM

Reporter’s Diary: Of Skyfall & blank TV screens

Ready or not, digitisation is here to stay, but for those homes yet to receive STBs, it will be a dark Diwali, at least on their television screens

Shanta Saikia Nov 3, 2012 10:04 PM

Four-day relief for Chennai as DAS finally rolls out

While the 4 metros still struggle to install remaining STBs, digitisation process has kicked off; DAS deadline for Chennai has been extended to Nov 5

exchange4media Staff Nov 1, 2012 8:08 PM

India to become a teleport hub: I&B Secretary

I&B Secretary Uday Kumar Varma announces steps to boost broadcast, FM radio, film & gaming industries; multi-media campaign to curb piracy on the anvil

exchange4media Staff Oct 29, 2012 1:46 AM

"To leverage technology, get into niche content"

Uday Shankar, CEO, STAR India feels deeper understanding of consumers & recognition of talent can help broadcasters evolve

Saloni Surti Oct 25, 2012 8:10 PM

MSOs & LCOs voice concern over quality of STBs

Majority of STBs are being imported from China and stakeholders feel that the quality of these boxes is not up to the mark

Abid Hasan Oct 22, 2012 7:39 PM

MIB sets up control room to oversee transition to digital

The Ministry, through this initiative, aims to address and clarify various queries of consumers and stakeholders

Abid Hasan Oct 22, 2012 7:38 PM

81% digitisation achieved in 4 metros: I&B Ministry

Almost 100% digitisation in Mumbai; 74% digitisation in Delhi; Kolkata has achieved 78% digitisation; 60% digitisation in Chennai

exchange4media Staff Oct 20, 2012 9:36 PM

Is DAS deadline keeping advertisers awake at night?

"I would recommend my clients to not undertake any new metro-focus initiative in November," says Sam Balsara of Madison World

Simran Sabherwal Oct 19, 2012 7:51 PM