Centre notifies CAS for Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata
Conditional Access System, which allows cable TV viewers to pick channels of their choice and pay subscription only for them, is all set to become a reality in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata with the Government on Monday night issuing a notification for its roll-out by this year-end.
Implementation of CAS, which is already in operation in Chennai, would mean that cable TV subscribers would have to receive channels through a set-top box (STB).
This system, also known as addressable system, would enable subscribers to exercise a choice on what channels they want to view, and more importantly, pay for.
The notification was issued by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, which said it should be in place in the notified areas by December 31 this year.