Broadcasters and multi-system operators (MSOs) today met Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman J S Sarma and other senior officials to discuss issues relating to digitisation, addressability and interconnectivity.
TRAI had recently decided to extend the last date for receiving the views of stakeholders on its consultation paper relating to interconnection regulation in non-addressable Cable TV, but had not announced the new date.
It is understood that today’s meeting was related to the consultation paper as well as the financial implications of digitisation.
The government recently sent its revised time schedule for digitisation to TRAI, which had earlier set a deadline of 31 December 2013 as a sunset date for analogue transmission. The government had asked TRAI for its comments before putting it up to the Union Cabinet for approval.