News: CWG Tickets @IRCTC, Doordarshan to go digital [and more]

IRCTC will sell CWG (Common Wealth Games) tickets. In total, there will be 22 Lakh tickets of different denominations to be sold at the event and the ticket sale is expected to generate Rs. 120 cr revenue.

Doordarshan plans to go digital by the year 2017

To offer better audio quality and sharper picture to millions of its viewers, public broadcaster Doordarshan plans to go completely digital by 2017.

The first step towards meeting this goal was the announcement of the headends in the sky (HITS) policy by the government late last year, which gives cable operators an option to go for digital transmission of channels.[more]

Quick bytes

  • Amar Ujala forays into book publishing
    Amar Ujala are getting into book publishing and are all set to launch the publication’s first book, titled Housewife to Homemaker, in the coming month.
    The self help book aims to help housewives to learn basic English, inculcate fashion and dressing sense and teach them etiquette. The 700 page book bears a cover price of Rs 150 and will have an initial print run of 25,000 copies. [source]
  • MNP [Mobile number portability] has been delayed till June 30th, 2010. It was earlier supposed t be implemented by March 31st, but delay is primarily because of unpreparedness of few telcos.[more]
  • Videocon has launched its GSM Services and plans to reach 100 cities in 100 days.