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?

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

Q: What is DAS or Digital Addressable System?
A: Digital Addressable System (DAS) is a description normally used for a set of hardware devices and connected software used at different stages of distribution of a TV channels through which the channels are transmitted in encrypted form. It contains the following attributes:
  • The subscriber is given an authorization depending upon his request to view one or more of such encrypted channels of his choice.
  • The subscriber will pay for those channels which he or she has chosen to view in such a system.
  • The authorization is given and controlled by the Multi System Operator (MSO) who owns the DAS in a Cable Television Network. In this, he is often assisted by the Local Cable Operator.
  • "Addressable system" signifies that a subscriber is identifiable.
  • The Multi System Operator and the broadcaster will know the exact number of subscribers of a channel or a bouquet of channels and the amount that is due from that subscriber.

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' ?