“They have fixed the minimum package rate at Rs.70 without consulting any of us”
The government-run multi-system operator Arasu Cable is not delivering on its promise – specifically of eliminating monopoly in cable TV distribution in the State and safeguarding the interests of last mile operators – according to Tamilnadu Federation of Cable TV association, a collective of various cable TV operator associations in the State.
At a press meet here on Tuesday, the federation members said though the AIADMK government had revived the Arasu Cable TV Corporation Limited (ACTCL) last year on the premise that it would be a viable alternative for many cable TV operators and subscribers in the State, recent developments had gone against the grain of what had been promised.
Several last mile operators (or local cable operators) who had signed up with Arasu TV, charged that since last month there had been a number of instances across the State where the MSO had started demanding a higher subscription fee from cable operators, after having increased the of subscribers without any intimation. Simultaneously, the government had started revising the number of cable TV home by checking the ration cards distributed in an area.