Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued a government order that the Digital Addressable System (DAS) license was given to Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable Television on April 17, an official release said.
"It is for the first time that the DAS license has been provided to a State government agency. Through this initiative, people in Tamil Nadu will be able to get world class digital television service at affordable rates", it said.
Tamil Nadu Government provides cable television service on analog signals through local operators at affordable rates.
Following the Centre's notification to digitise four metros by December 2012, the government has been requesting the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to provide DAS license allowing it to provide digital services in Chennai and other parts of the State.
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