Cable television: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Foreign Investment limit raised to 74% for Broadcasting Services

The Government of India increased the foreign investment cap for the broadcasting service providers to 74%. The hike in foreign investment cap is for service providers of Direct to Home (DTH), modernized cable network and mobile television. This decision of the government will allow the global players in capturing major stakes in the broadcasting companies. ..

Dates for digitization of cable services in India

The Presidential ordinance to digitize analogue cable systems received presidential nod recently. Television viewing is likely to see a sea change in the next six months with the digitization of cable services. This will mean wider choice of TV channels, better quality of transmission, increased value added services for consumers and greater consolidation, reduced dependence ..