FAQ's
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?
A: The Cable TV Digitization is scheduled to be completed in four Phases as below:

Phase

City/Town/Area

State/Union territory

Date

Phase – 1

1. Municipal Council of Greater Mumbai area

Maharashtra

     31st October, 2012

2. National Capital Territory of Delhi

Delhi

3. Kolkata Metropolitan area

West Bengal

4. Chennai Metropolitan area

Tamil Nadu

Phase - 2

1. Bangalore

Karnataka

        31st March, 2013

2. Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh

3. Ahmedabad

Gujarat

4. Pune

Maharashtra

5. Surat

Gujarat

6. Kanpur

Uttar Pradesh

7. Jaipur

Rajasthan

8. Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

9. Nagpur

Maharashtra

10. Patna

Bihar

11. Indore

Madhya Pradesh

12. Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

13. Thane

Maharashtra

14. Ludhiana

Punjab

15. Agra

Uttar Pradesh

16. Pimpri - Chinchwad

Maharashtra

17. Nashik

Maharashtra

18. Vadodara

Gujarat

19. Faridabad

Haryana

20. Ghaziabad

Uttar Pradesh

21. Rajkot

Gujarat

22. Meerut

Uttar Pradesh

23. Kalyan - Dombivli

Maharashtra

24. Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh

25. Amritsar

Punjab

26. Navi Mumbai

Maharashtra

27. Aurangabad

Maharashtra

28. Solapur

Maharashtra

29. Allahabad

Uttar Pradesh

30. Jabalpur

Madhya Pradesh

31. Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir

32. Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh

33. Ranchi

Jharkhand

34. Howrah

West Bengal

35. Chandigarh

Chandigarh

36. Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu

37. Mysore

Karnataka

38. Jodhpur

Rajasthan

Phase - III

All other urban areas (Municipal corporations/ Municipalities) except cities/ town/ areas specified for the corresponding Phase - I and Phase - II above.

 

    31st December 2015

(In view of court cases time upto 31.01.2017 allowed)

Phase - IV

Rest of India

 

     31st March, 2017


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 ?

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' ?