A Division Bench of the A.P. High Court comprising Justice N.V.Ramana and Justice Vilas Afzul Purkar on 27 June 2013 directed the Central government to file a status report regarding the implementation of the statutory regulations pertaining to digitalisation of TV signals and installation of Set Top Box (STB). The Bench announced that the judgment in this case would be delivered soon.
The Bench was dealing with a writ petition filed by Chalasani Narendra Vara Prasad, senior journalist and rights activist. He complained that the STBs were not being supplied by the multi-system operators at reasonable rates and they were not available in the market.