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Friday, Dec 13, 2019

TV viewing to stay expensive

The Union Budget does not provide any substantial price-cut on equipment needed to run the CAS, DTH and IPTV, reports Ravi Bajpai.

india Updated: Mar 01, 2008 03:09 IST
Ravi Bajpai
Ravi Bajpai
Hindustan Times
Hindustantimes
         

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.