Karnataka state government is also planning to start its cable television services if the union government permits it. Minister for Information and Public Relations, Roshan Baig to reports in Bangaluru.
In an informal chat with reporters, Baig said there are complaints that cable TV operators collect around Rs 400-500 from each household for providing cable TV connection as of now and that people are saddled with unnecessary channels.
To avoid all these inconveniences that people face, the state government has plans to start a cable television network on lines of a similar move in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, the minister said.
Tamil Nadu government already runs ARASU cable charging Rs 70 per month from consumers. However, this is in contravention of TRAI recommendations on the subject and also functioning of cable networks, MSOs and broadcasters become unviable at such rates.