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Allow state firm to offer cable TV services: Jayalalithaa

IANS 06 Jun 2014, 11:32:07 AM IST
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa, alleging the previous UPA government facilitated the interests of private cable operators, Thursday urged the NDA central government to permit the state government company to offer cable services here.

In a letter to union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, the text of which was released to the media here, Jayalalithaa said: "I strongly suspect that the non-issuance of the DAS (direct addressable system) license to TACTV by the previous UPA government was only to facilitate particular private business interests, as other licenses were issued at the same time."

She said as per the provisions of the Cable TV Network (Regulations) Act, 1995, and Rules thereof, a person or an association of individuals or a company registered under the Companies Act is entitled to get the DAS license, and the the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Ltd (TACTV) is fully qualified to be issued the license.