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TVs in 38 cities withoutset top boxes will have blank screens from 1 April

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has reiterated its commitment to television broadcasting digitisation.

As mandated by the Ministry of  Information & Broadcasting under the Cable Television Network Amendment Ordinance  2011, for the 38 cities notified in the Phase 2 sequence of digitisation roll out, television  broadcasters will comprehensively switch off all analogue signals from midnight 31 March.

At its recent meeting held on 19 March, the IBF board stressed such a move is necessary to smoothen the transition from analogue to digital cable TV.

IBF members have been running regular awareness campaigns to educate consumers on the various benefits of digitisation.

Some of these benefits include better picture and sound quality, enhanced services such as high definition, video on demand content and  eventually, higher quality content. Digitisation will also enable viewers to choose and pay for selected channels.
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