DIGITISATION

  • RBI to digitise its old records January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: To preserve delicate and brittle documents, the Reserve Bank will digitise old records running into 1.5 lakh pages and make them available online. The archival records of the Reserve Bank of India publications are in the form of books, bound volumes and accession registers. The objective is "digitising the documents...
  • No more ads which threaten of TV going blank in absence of STB January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has decided to junk advertisements which told consumers that their TV screens would go blank if they do not buy Set Top Boxes before the deadline for Digitisation and would instead try to convince the viewers of benefits of converting to the new system. I&B minister Manish Tewari...
  • TRAI deadline for digtised TV ends today June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) deadline for switching to digitised TV ends on Tuesday. All those with cable connections may face a blackout after Tuesday. Cable operators were supposed to file customer details and their choice of television channels with the TRAI board by Tuesday. However,...
  • Digitisation one of leading achievements in UPA report card May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The UPA government listed ushering the process of digitisation of the cable sector as one of its leading achievements in its report card that was presented to the people on Wednesday. The government said it had implemented digitisation in the Phase I cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata...
  • Cable TV digitisation to be over within a year: Report April 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The process of full digitisation of cable TV systems in the country is expected to be over well before the end of the current fiscal given a sharp surge in the installation of settop boxes by large distributors, a report has said. The large cable TV distributors, known...
  • No extension of digitisation deadline: Manish Tewari April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The government will not extend the deadline for the second phase of digitisation of TV settop boxes, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said on Wednesday. "We are not going to relax the deadline. We want digitisation to go through," Tewari told reporters. He added that transition from analogue to...
  • TV Digitisation: Consumers can utilise transition period April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: About onefourth of 1.6 crore households missed the deadline of television digitisation on Monday in 38 cities. But they may get a short transition period for switchover to Set Top Boxes depending on local conditions. However, the government insisted that the deadline for digitisation will not be extended...
  • Karnataka: No Cable TV digitisation till April 5 April 2, 2013

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Monday directed the Central government to ensure that analog channels are not switched off in the state till April 5, 2013. Justice Abdul Nazeer granted time to the Union government to file its objections to a petition seeking extension of the March 31, 2013...
  • Cable TV digitisation deadline for 38 cities ends today April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The deadline set by the government for Cable TV digitisation in 38 cities across 14 states ends on Monday. Television sets without set top boxes would go blank. These cities are part of the second phase of digitisation as government claimed 67 per cent digitisation had been achieved...
  • Cable TV digitisation deadline for 38 cities to end on Monday March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The deadline set by government for Cable TV digitisation in 38 cities across fourteen states will end on Monday and television sets without set top boxes would go blank. These cities have been included in the second phase of digitisation as government claimed 67 per cent digitisation had...
  • TV digitisation: Akhilesh seeks deadline extension March 30, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has requested the Centre to extend the digitisation deadline for his state by six months. In a letter to Minister of State (Independent Charge) for I&B Manish Tewari, Akhilesh said seven UP cities have been chosen in the second phase of digitisation. These...
  • Will digitisation improve media company economics? January 11, 2013

    The digitisation change in the Indian TV landscape brings to fore Darwin's theory of natural evolution by natural selection. Natural selection is a gradual, nonrandom process by which biological traits become either more or less common in a population as a function of differential reproduction of their bearers. In the...
  • Digitisation of cable TV households in all the four metros is up to 94 pc November 1, 2012

    TV sets go black in Delhi and Mumbai homes as the deadline for digitisation ended on Wednesday, but Kolkata and Chennai get a reprieve. ...
  • Scores of TVs go blank as digitisation deadline ends November 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Television sets without set top boxes (STBs) in hundreds of households across Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata went blank as the deadline for switch over to cable TV digitisation ended on October 31 midnight. People watching various programmes faced a TV blackout when the clock struck 12. However, in...
  • Deadline to switch to set top box from cable ends today October 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The deadline for cable operators to switch to digital TV ends on Wednesday in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. What it essentially means is that if you don't have a set top box, then you can't watch TV starting Wednesday. This is the first of the threestage process where...
  • Mamata threatens agitation on TV digitisation issue October 30, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday threatened to launch an agitation if television transmission was blacked out after the October 31 deadline for digitisation and accused the Centre of trying to adopt a path of "confrontation" with the states on the issue. "When set top boxes are not...
  • Over 80 pc digitisation in 4 metros: I&B Ministry October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Over 80 per cent cable TV digitisation has been achieved in the four metros, with Mumbai accounting for almost 100 per cent, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Friday said. In a statement, the ministry claimed that this figure rises up to 87 per cent if the progress...
  • Government approves PDS digitisation October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Aiming to eliminate bogus ration cards and ensure that food subsidy reaches the genuine beneficiaries, the government on Thursday approved a Rs 884 crore plan for endtoend computerisation of the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in the 12th FiveYear Plan on a costsharing basis with states. Around 18 crore...
  • No extension of deadline on cable digitalisation: Soni September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Ruling out extension of deadline for digitisation of cable television beyond October 31, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Friday said Delhi was lagging behind other metros in this process. Soni met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and asked her to ensure that all households having cable TV...
  • Bangalore's rogues' gallery to be digitised? June 30, 2012

    Bangalore: Ramesh Yadav, convicted of various misdemeanors, bears a rather morose expression on his face. Another notorious criminal who was dressed in an attire, fit for the stars, has no qualms about his deed. As they stare into the camera with befuddled expressions, one cannot help but notice defiance in...
  • Cable TV digitisation put off by four months June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The muchtrumpeted digitalisation of cable TV services in four metros will now have to wait for four months beyond July 1, when it was originally scheduled to be introduced. The decision to defer the plan for switchover from analogue to digitised signals was announced by the government on Wednesday...
  • Carriage fee for TV channels must be moderate: TRAI chief May 5, 2012

    TRAI Chairman JS Sarma has said that moderating carriage fees will be part of the rules being framed as part of the ongoing process of mandatory digitisation. ...
  • Will struggling TV sector survive digitisation? May 1, 2012

    Mumbai: From July 1, it will become mandatory for all TV viewers across the four metros to get digital set top boxes. But even as the process of mandatory conversion of analog cable signals to digital continues across the metros, industry experts have flagged off the need for introducing and...
  • 'Digital format not threatening Urdu books' February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Noted Urdu poet Waseem Barelvi has warned that information without knowledge was useless and that while the digitisation of Urdu literature was a positive step, it must not be seen as a replacement for the printed word. "Information is useless without knowledge and books give knowledge while digital media...
  • 'Interest in digital printing growing in India' November 26, 2011

    New Delhi: 'Crossing Currents', a twoday conference, looked at how literary content was being produced, packaged, sold and consumed differently in the world of increasing digitisation as interest in the new media publishing is growing in India. The conference, part of an annual 'Globalocal' initiative, was organised by the German Book...
  • Ordinance to phase out analogue cable TV gets Prez nod October 29, 2011

    New Delhi: President Prathibha Patil has given her nod to an ordinance, which would make digitisation of cable services mandatory by 2014. The presidential assent marks the coming in to force of the government ordinance, which is set to bring the analog era in the Indian television to an end,...
  • S Korea could dance to musical clothes August 18, 2006

    Seoul (South Korea): Technologysavvy South Korea isn't happy making only MP3 players and the memory chips that go inside many of the more popular models. It also wants people wearing South Korean "smart" clothes with builtin digital music players. The Government is backing efforts to launch the digitised apparel by the...