Digital terrestrial transmission in Delhi by 2010′
Monday, February 26th, 2007

A sub-group on Going Digital, set up by the Indian Planning Commission, has recommended that digital terrestrial transmissions by state broadcaster Doordarshan should be launched with a slogan Digital Delhi by 2010 to coincide with the Commonwealth Games in that year.

The sub-group headed by Rajeev Ratna Shah, Member Secretary in the Planning Commission and a former CEO of Prasar Bharati, said a phased approach should be taken for going digital, covering the seven major cities by 2011 in the first phase and the rest of the country by 2013.

The sub-group, comprising 17 members, was set up by the Committee on Information, Communication and Entertainment (ICE) that has been examining the larger issue of convergence and advent of modern technology, reports

It was also agreed that a group chaired by BS Lalli, the CEO of Prasar Bharati who is also chairman of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation, and some private broadcasters, will examine an 11-stage process and firm up their sequencing and put the entire process on a digital upgrade timeline.

(Source: Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union)