Trai recommends shutting down of analog transmission by 2023


3 Feb 2017
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The broadcast regulator Trai recommended introduction of digital terrestrial transmission for broadcast services in a phased manner and complete shut down of analog transmission by end of 2023. “Digital terrestrial transmission may be implemented in the country in three phases with complete migration and analog switch off by December 2023,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said in its recommendations on the “Issues related to Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting in India”.
At present, terrestrial TV broadcasting in India is under the exclusive domain of Doordarshan (Prasar Bharati), the Public Service Broadcaster and it is predominantly analog. While a large number of TV channels are available to the consumers through various delivery platforms such as DTH, Cable TV, IPTV, HITS etc, Trai said, the existing terrestrial TV platform provides only a few channels which do not offer a value proposition to the viewers.
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“This is a move that may lead a combination of multiple DTT transmitters at a location, which can provide a rich bouquet of SDTV, HDTV, UHTV, mobile TV channels, radio service and other value added services,” Trai Chairman RS Sharma said.
Trai has said that private players should be permitted to provide DTT services along with the public service broadcaster. Public broadcaster may be permitted to operate maximum three transmitters at a given location out of which one may be exclusively used for provision of mobile TV services, the regulator said.
“Private broadcasters may be permitted to operate maximum four transmitters ( with spectrum capacity of 8 MHz each) at a given location subject to availability of spectrum,” Trai said.
The regulator has also suggested that maximum number of DTT providers may be capped at five (one public broadcaster and four private broadcasters) as per availability of spectrum. Sharma said that in the digital era, consumers prefer to have access to number of TV channels on various devices such as mobile phones and other handheld devices. “…terrestrial viewers are deprived of such benefits due to non-availability of digital terrestrial broadcasting services.

Trai recommends shutting down of analog transmission by 2023 | The Indian Express
Who will take the responsibility if riot broke out? Will you? [emoji6]
Off Topic : This news should be in Digitization section I guess!
hike said:
Off Topic : This news should be in Digitization section I guess!

ohh sorry, then please move this thread to Digitization section bro.
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