WB Chief Minister forms cable network advisory committee to address cable operator’s issues
New Delhi, Apr 21 (KNN) With a view to solve long pending issues of cable operators and providing them better standard of living, West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamta Banerjee has set up a cable network advisory committee with Firhad Hakim, the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister as its chair-person.
The other member of the committee includes the state Youth Services and Sports minister Aroop Biswas, Labor Minister Malay Ghatak, Director General of Police, Commissioner of Police and Chairman of the West Bengal Accreditation Committee along with representatives of broadcasters and cable operators.
She made the announcement, while addressing the Cable TV Summit 2018, organised by Cable TV Equipments Traders and Manufacturing Association in Netaji Indoor Stadium, where top brass of multiple system operators (MSOs) and local cable television operators from different parts of the state were present.
During the meeting cable operators shared the problems that they face with the introduction of Digital Addressable System.
Speaking at the occasion, she said that the MSME joint venture can be of great help to ensure timely skill development training for local cable operators with a view to protect their earnings due to lack of knowledge on upcoming technologies.
Further, in order to protect the interest of cable operators, Banerjee directed the Labor minister to look into the possibility of getting into a three parties arrangement as cable operators single handedly run the entire operation.
She also requested the cable operators to give the name and phone number of at least one of their officials to the local police, for their security. (KNN/YV)