India to have 3m HD-ready households by year-end

India is expected to have three million household using HDTV service by the end of this year, largely driven by major sporting events like Commonwealth Games and World Cup to be held during the year, TRAI Secretary RK Arnold has said.
"India currently has about 3,00,000 HD-ready households and by year-end this will go up to 3 million," Arnold said at the India Satellite Industry Forum 2010.
Currently, Discovery HD is the only channel available on HD service in the country, but Doordarshan plans to launch a channel on the same platform for the Commonwealth Games.