A case has been filed against the plan of the government in the Supreme Court to switch the country’s analogue television broadcasting system to digital.
- The cable service providers that have failed to switch to the digital broadcasting system have filed a complaint against the government.
Why it matters?
- This makes the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) unable to enforce digital television system until the Supreme Court issues a verdict.
- The government had decided to make digital television system mandatory from November 15.
- But as the decision affected many people during the ongoing election, the deadline had been extended to mid-December.
- The court’s hearing has been scheduled for February 14.
About the Digital System
The digital television system requires users to have set-top boxes to their television sets, which will enable them to view clear and high definition TV channels. As one set-top box will allow channel broadcasting for only one television, the digital cable TV broadcasting will discourage channel viewing in multiple TV sets through a single cable.