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Cable TV Digitization in Delhi crosses 66% Ministry of Information & Broadcasting monitoring progress of digitization

New Delhi: October 10,2012

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has been monitoring the progress made towards digitization with all stakeholders regularly. As per the data made available to the Ministry by the Multi System operators, the level of Cable TV digitization in Delhi has increased to 66%.. As per the Census data 2011 released by the Office of Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India, the Total Households in Delhi are 33.41 Lakh with 88% TV penetration which implies that Delhi has 29.39 Lakh TV households. It has been reported by the 6 private DTH operators that 9.45 Lakh households have got DTH connections in Delhi as on 9th October 2012. This implies that 19.94 Lakh households have Cable TV connections. Adding a provision of 20% to account for multiple TV homes and TV sets in offices etc., it is implied that about 23.93 Lakhs subscribers require set top boxes. As per the data made available by the Multi System Operators, 15.88 Lakh Set Top Boxes have already been installed in Delhi.  

 

There have been reports in certain sections of the Press questioning the reliability of data given by the Ministry.  During the initial stage of planning,  the data was collated by the Ministry based on the information supplied by the MSOs.  On perusal of the data, it was observed that there were grave discrepancies in data, particularly number of Cable TV subscribers in four metro cities furnished by the MSOs as it did not present the true picture largely due to duplication of cable connections. Industry stakeholders also felt that the data projected by MSOs are on higher side.  Moreover, the data did not reflect the numbers vis--vis service and entertainment tax collection. In view of the given discrepancy, the Ministry has under taken the exercise to base the data Census of India 2011, released by Office of Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. This data has authentic figures relating to households and TV penetration in four metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. Census data has been widely used both Government and non Government agencies for planning and policy purposes as data collection is done by house to house survey by an impartial body. Data in respect of the number of DTH subscribers in four metros are also being collected by the Ministry on a regular basis from six private DTH operators to know their reach in the four metro cities. 

 

The analysis of data received from four Metro cities reveals that overall 77% of Cable TV Digitization has already been achieved. City wise data shows that the achievement of Cable digitization in Mumbai is 99%, followed by Kolkata (73%), Delhi (66%) and Chennai (59%). Taking into consideration, the progress made by DTH in this sector the level of digitization goes upto 84% in four Metros. City wise data for Metro Cities can be seen in the Table below.

Figures in lakhs

Cities

Total Households*

TV penetration*

Households having TV sets*

DTH Subscribers1

Cable TV Households

20% provision for multiple TV homes and TVs in offices households for multiple TV & offices

Total cable TV Subscribers

Cable TV STB already installed2

Achievement

Cable TV alone

Along with DTH

Col 1

Col 2

Col 3

Col 4

Col 5

Col 6 = Col 4 Col 5

Col 7 = 20% of Col 6

Col 8 = Col 6 + Col 7

Col 9

Col 10

Col 11

Delhi

33.41

88%

29.39

9.45

19.94

3.99

23.93

15.88

66%

76%

Mumbai

26.65

85%

22.74

7.27

15.47

3.09

18.56

18.67

99%

99%

Kolkata

32.63

61%

19.90

3.05

16.85

3.37

20.22

14.73

73%

76%

Chennai

11.07

95%

10.56

6.92

3.64

0.73

4.37

02.56

59%

84%

Total

103.76

80%

82.59

26.69

55.90

11.18

67.08

51.84

77%

84%

Detailed analysis has been given in the Annexes below covering four Metro cities.

 

 

 

MUMBAI 

 

I

Total Households  (HHs) in Mumbai

(Source:  Population Census 2011)

 

:   26.65 lakhs

II

TV penetration in Mumbai

(Source:  Population Census 2011)

 

:    85%

 

II

At  85% TV penetration , the total number of HHs having TV in Mumbai

 

:   85 % of 26.65 lakhs22.74 lakhs

IV

Total number of DTH subscribers in Mumbai as on 9.10.2012

(Source: Data provided by 6 private DTH operators)

 

:   7.27 lakhs

V

Total Cable TV HHs in Mumbai

 

Note : Cable TV HHs in Mumbai have been arrived by deducting DTH subscribers from the total TV HHs

 

:    (The total     number of  HHs  having

      TV   in Mumbai -  Total number of DTH 

      subscribers in Mumbai )

 

:     (22.74 7.27) lakhs   =  15.47 lakhs

V

Assumption:

 

The Ministry added 20% of the Cable TV HHs to the total Cable TV HHs to ensure that multiple TV HHs is also accounted for.

 

VI

Multiple Cable TV HHs in Mumbai

:   20% of total Cable TV HHs in Mumbai

:    20% of 15.47 lakhs = 3.09 lakhs

 

VI

Total number of cable TV subscribers   in  Mumbai

  (Total Cable TV HHs  +Multiple Cable

      TV HHs)  

 

:    (15.47+ 3.09) lakhs = 18.56 lakhs            

  

VII

Total Installation of  Cable TV STBs done as on 9.10.2012

(Source : Seeding data provided by MSOs to the Ministry)

 

:   18.67 lakhs

 

The analysis of the above data reveals over 99 % achievement has been made in Cable TV digitalization in Mumbai.

 

 

 

 

DELHI

 

I

Total Households  (HHs) in Delhi

(Source:  Population Census 2011)

:   33.41 lakhs

II

TV penetration in Delhi

(Source:  Population Census 2011)

:    88%

 

II

At  88% TV penetration , the total number of HHs having TV in Delhi

 

:   88 % of 33.41 lakhs29.39 lakhs

IV

Total number of DTH subscribers in Delhi as on 9.10.2012

(Source: Data provided by 6 private DTH operators)

 

:   9.45 lakhs

V

Total Cable TV HHs in Delhi

 

Note : Cable TV HHs in Delhi have been arrived by deducting DTH subscribers from the total TV HHs

 

:    (The total     number of  HHs  having

      TV   in Delhi -  Total number of DTH 

      subscribers in Delhi )

 

:     (29.39 9.45) lakhs   =  19.94 lakhs

V

Assumption:

 

The Ministry added 20% of the Cable TV HHs to the total Cable TV HHs to ensure that multiple TV HHs is also accounted for.

 

 

VI

Multiple Cable TV HHs in Delhi

:   20% of total Cable TV HHs in Delhi

:    20% of 19.94 lakhs = 3.99 lakhs 

 

VI

Total number of cable TV subscribers   in  Delhi

  (Total Cable TV HHs  +Multiple Cable

      TV HHs)  

 

:    (19.94+ 3.99) lakhs = 23.93 lakhs            

  

VII

Total Installation of  Cable TV STBs done as on 9.10.2012

(Source : Seeding data provided by MSOs to the Ministry)

 

:   15.88 lakhs

 

The analysis of the above data reveals that   66% achievement  in Cable TV    digitalization in Delhi

 

 

 

 

KOLKATA

 

I

Total Households  (HHs) in Kolkata

(Source:  Population Census 2011)

Kolkata Metropolitan, Howrah and Hooghly

:   32.63  lakhs

II

TV penetration in Kolkata

(Source:  Population Census 2011)

 

:    61%

 

II

At  61 % TV penetration , the total number of HHs having TV in Kolkata

 

61  % of 32.63 lakhs19.90 lakhs

IV

Total number of DTH subscribers in Kolkata  as on 9.10.2012

(Source: Data provided by 6 private DTH operators)

 

:   3.05 lakhs

V

Total Cable TV HHs in Kolkata

 

Note : Cable TV HHs in Kolkata  have been arrived by deducting DTH subscribers from the total TV HHs

 

:    (The total     number of  HHs  having

      TV   in Kolkata  -  Total number of DTH 

      subscribers in Kolkata  )

 

:     (19.90 3.05) lakhs   =  16.85 lakhs

V

Assumption:

 

The Ministry added 20% of the Cable TV HHs to the total Cable TV HHs to ensure that multiple TV HHs is also accounted for.

 

 

VI

Multiple Cable TV HHs in Kolkata 

:   20% of total Cable TV HHs in Kolkata

 

:    20% of 16.85 lakhs = 3.37 lakhs 

 

VI

Total number of cable TV subscribers   in  Kolkata

  (Total Cable TV HHs  +Multiple Cable

      TV HHs)  

 

:    (16.85+ 3.37) lakhs = 20.22 lakhs            

   

VII

Total Installation of  Cable TV STBs done as on 9.10.2012

(Source : Seeding data provided by MSOs to the Ministry)

 

:   14.73 lakhs

 

The analysis of the above data reveals that 73 % achievement in Cable TV digitalization in Kolkata.

 

 

 

CHENNAI

 

I

Total Households  (HHs) in Chennai

(Source:  Population Census 2011)

 

:   11.07  lakhs

II

TV penetration in Chennai

(Source:  Population Census 2011)

 

:    95 %

 

II

At  95 % TV penetration , the total number of HHs having TV in Chennai

 

95  % of 11.07 lakhs10.56 lakhs

IV

Total number of DTH subscribers in Chennai  as on 9.10.2012

(Source: Data provided by 6 private DTH operators)

 

:   6.92 lakhs

V

Total Cable TV HHs in Chennai

 

Note : Cable TV HHs in Chennai  have been arrived by deducting DTH subscribers from the total TV HHs

 

:    (The total     number of  HHs  having

      TV   in Chennai  -  Total number of DTH 

      subscribers in Chennai  )

 

:     (10.56 6.92) lakhs   =  3.64 lakhs

V

Assumption:

 

The Ministry added 20% of the Cable TV HHs to the total Cable TV HHs to ensure that multiple TV HHs is also accounted for.

 

 

VI

Multiple Cable TV HHs in Chennai 

:   20% of total Cable TV HHs in Chennai

 

:    20% of 3.64 lakhs = 0.73 lakhs 

 

VI

Total number of cable TV subscribers   in  Chennai

  (Total Cable TV HHs  +Multiple Cable

      TV HHs)  

 

:    (3.64+ 0.73) lakhs = 4.37 lakhs            

  

VII

Total Installation of  Cable TV STBs done as on 9.10.2012

(Source : Seeding data provided by MSOs to the Ministry)

 

:   2.56 lakhs

 

The analysis of the above data reveals that 59 % achievement in Cable TV digitalization in Chennai.

 
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