For Indians wanting BBC news, shortwave is still free.

Posted: 19 Oct 2006

"When the BBC World became a pay (TV) channel in the middle of July, many cable operators in Delhi discontinued beaming the BBC to their subscribers. The reason was obvious: the cable operators were not willing to pay the extra fee that would become due by producing the list-genuine or fudged-of their subscribers. The 'cablewallah', who serves in this reviewer's area, said that the great majority of their clients would not agree to cough up the extra 15 or 20 rupees a month for the encrypted BBC channel." Central Chronicle (India), 19 October 2006.

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