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Delhi and Mumbai witness unprecedented success of analog switch offs

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | November 05, 2012
Out of a total C&S base of 30,50,100 homes in Delhi, only 10.1 per cent (3,08,060 homes) are receiving the analog signals, while 27,42,040 homes (89.9 per cent) do not have access to the analog signal as on the given date.

According to data provided by Chrome Live, 46 per cent of subscribers amongst all the head ends in the four metros continued to get access to analog signal as on November 2, while 54 per cent faced a complete analog switch off.

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The data also suggests an unprecedented success of analog switch offs in Delhi and Mumbai.

Out of a total C&S base of 30,50,100 homes in Delhi, only 10.1 per cent (3,08,060 homes) are receiving the analog signal, while 27,42,040 homes (89.9 per cent) do not have access to the analog signal as on the given date.

As for Mumbai, of the total 30,20,800 C&S households, only 28.7 per cent are receiving analog signals. The switch off of analog in Kolkata is however moving at a much slower pace. Only 17.4 per cent of the total 22,81,100 C&S households has witnessed a complete switch off of the analog signal, while 82.6 per cent still continue to access it.

Chennai, meanwhile, continues to receive 100 per cent analog signal. The status of Chennai will be known on Monday, November 5, when the Madras High Court further hears a petition by Chennai Metro Cable Operators' Association (CMCOA).

For the record, currently there are 158 head ends across the four metros. Of these, 107 are for Delhi, 35 for Mumbai, 14 for Kolkata and two for Chennai.

Chrome Live is an exclusive service provided by Chrome Data Analytics and Media with daily alerts on channel frequency fluctuations, switch ons and offs entailing immediate corrective measures across more than 200 cities. These alerts encompass all important head-ends accounting for over 55 per cent of the cable universe across all TAM markets.

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