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Hathway launches digital cable TV services news
Our Corporate Bureau
23 May 2005

Hathway Cable & Datacom Private Limited which introduced its digital cable TV services in Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi has now launched it in Pune on 20th May. Hathway, a part of the Rajan Raheja group, has been the pioneer in the cable TV industry in India.

Digital cable TV services are hence offered to the customer through a remote controlled digital device, accompanied by a smart card.

Some of the key features of digital cable are:

  • Excellent picture quality and sound
  • Consistent Picture quality across all channels unlike in analog transmission where the higher frequency channels often give a snowy (grainy) picture due to excessive cable loss
  • The device has a capacity to receive more than 1,000 channels.
  • Interactive on screen ''electronic programme guide'' (EPG), which is one of the most advanced features of the digital device.

The EPG enables the following added features:

  • Programme guide of all channels for the next three to five days.on all channels
  • Synopsis of programmes can be read by the subscriber.
  • Programme reservations and reminders for future viewing.
  • Favourite channels: can be arranged according to personal order of preference.
  • Parental control that set passwords and block channels
  • Information banner allowing the viewer to see details of the current programme such as name, start and end time, duration, synopsis.
  • Selection by genre say movies, across all channels displayed on the TV screen.

"We at Hathway constantly make efforts to give the best to our customers since customer satisfaction is one of our key priorities. Technology is moving towards digitalsays. Jayaraman, MD and CEO, Hathway Cable & Datacom Pvt. Ltd

The advantages of these moderately priced digital boxes is that the consumer does not have to pay extra money in their monthly cable TV bill but can enjoy the 115+ digital channels instead of only 70-80 analogue channels that are incapable of giving a DVD quality picture.


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