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November 16, 2019
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Analogue cable system to be Converted to Digital in 2016

ISLAMABAD: Analogue cable system will be converted to  digital cable TV system by September 2016 across the country, starting with 12 major cities, at estimated cost of Rs 90 billion, TheNewsTribe.com learnt from ProPakistani.com.

Addressing a press conference, the representatives of COAP along with Absar Alam Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) said that the association has requested the government to declare cable operators as an industry and provide it tax holiday for importing the material required for digitization of the cable TV network.

With Digital Cable TV, consumers will be able to enjoy high-definition streams on their TVs. However, an additional Set top box — that will cost Rs. 5,000 or around — will be needed to get digital cable TV. Here are the cities that will get digital cable transmission within a year:

  • Karachi
  • Lahore
  • Islamabad
  • Rawalpindi
  • Peshawar
  • Multan
  • Hyderabad
  • Quetta
  • Sukkur
  • Faislabad
  • Hassan Abdal
  • Gujranwala