Implementation of iCAS and authorisation of STB OEMs by Doordarshan will give a major thrust to ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ a mission of Government of India. Presently most of STBs are imported and are not locally manufactured. However, the introduction of iCAS will help in standardization of STBs and encourage quality STB manufacturing in India . For authorisation of STB OEMs, series of meetings were conducted by DG, Doordarshan Ms. Supriya Sahu with her team with the Indian STB manufacturers, DeitY, CDAC, Chip set manufacturers and other stake holders. After active consultation with all the stake holders, Doordarshan has started the process for rolling out MPEG-4 STBs for its DD Free Dish with iCAS. Doordarshan has invited E-Application for authorisation/empanelment of STB OEMs to sell / distribute DD approved CAS enabled DD Free Dish Set Top Boxes (STB) in India. In this regard a pre bid meeting with the Indian STB manufacturers is also scheduled for 3rd October 2016. Once the Indian STB OEMs are authorised by Doordarshan, they will start manufacturing quality STBs in India. They will set up their distribution network all over India for selling Indian STBs and providing services to Doordarshan Free Dish viewers. Doordarshan DTH has also planned to set up customer care service for “DD Free Dish” viewers and has planned extensive complaint redressal mechanism.
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