Q: What is meant by Digitalization of Cable TV?

Q: What are the advantages of digital cable TV?

Q: Can weather affect digital Cable TV?

Q: What are the mandatory dates of digitalization?

Q: Whether NCR region is covered in Phase-I?

Q: What is DAS or Digital Addressable System?

Q: What is a `Set Top Box'?

Q: What is a smart card or viewing card?

Q: Who is a Multi System Operator?

Q: What is the role assigned to a multisystem operator with respect to DAS ?
A: Introduction of addressable systems requires large investments in equipment such as Headend, encryption, Subscriber management system and set top boxes. This level of investment can not be done by the local cable operator. Hence an MSO sets the platform to receive signals from the broadcasters, adapts it to provide for addressability, keeps the consumer database, ensures compliance of quality of service and other regulations of TRAI and through Local cable operators or in some cases directly provides channels to subscribers. Thus the local cable operator is supposed to enter into an agreement with one of the permitted MSOs.
(As per TRAI guidelines)

Q: Does one have to buy a new smart card if one wants to change the subscriptions of channels (i.e., opt for different channels)?

Q: What is CAS ?

Q: What is SMS ?

Q :-What is meant by `pay channel?

Q : What is a `free to air channel' ?