The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has stated that 85% of Cable TV digitization has been achieved in four metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, up from 77% last month. This announcement was made after a review of the digitization progress by the ministry in the four metros, where digitization of cable TV has been made mandatory by October 31, 2012. Methodology: The ministry stated that the review was done based on the 2011 Census data, released by Office of Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India and the data received from DTH operators regarding the number of DTH subscribers present in these four metros as well as data data received from Multi System Operators (MSO). Citing Census 2011 data, I&B ministry states that there are 83 lakh TV households in these metros. Note that the ministry hasn’t taken DTH subscribers into account during this calculation. It noted that if…
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