TV viewing to stay expensive
People of Delhi will have to struggle with new television-viewing technologies being forced on them for yet another year.
The Union Budget 2008-09 does not provide any substantial price-cut on equipment needed to run the Conditional Access System (CAS), Direct-to-Home (DTH) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). A marginal subsidy has been provided to service providers but its benefits wouldn't necessarily reach viewers.
Viewers in south and southwest Delhi had to switch to CAS in January last after a court direction. The government wants to extend the system to other parts soon.