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TV digitization is an integral component of the PM's vision of digital India: Javadekar

TV digitization is an integral component of the PM's vision of digital India: Javadekar

India Blooms News Service | | 08 Oct 2014, 09:45 pm
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IBNS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the digitization process was an integral component of the digital India initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Javadekar said the Cable TV Digitization process, which is aimed at providing the consumer with greater choices and affordable and qualitative options.

The Minister stated this while addressing the first meeting of the Task Force set up for Cable TV Digitization (Phase III and Phase IV) here today.

Elaborating further, Javadekar called upon the manufacturers to innovate and explore new technologies for addressing the different consumer tastes and needs.

The Minister added that in the next phase of digitization, the price mechanism offered to the consumer would be a key determinant of the process.

Regarding the indigenization of the Set Top Boxes the Minister said, that the concerns of the industry had been taken up with the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Communications & IT and accordingly Set Top Boxes were declared as part of “telecommunication network.”

After these steps, ‘C form’ issue for the industry had been resolved.

The Minister called upon the concerned stakeholders to take advantage of this initiative undertaken by the Government.

During the course of his address the Minister also mentioned that the Task Force ought to identify timelines for implementation so as to ensure the timely completion of the Phase III and Phase IV.