How to select dth and cable tv channels
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is intent on giving the cable TV and the direct to home (DTH) space a bit shakeup. The regulator has laid down the new guidelines with regards to channel pricing, in an attempt to make television subscriptions a bit more affordable. The new guidelines come into effect from 01 February.
It is a multi-layered process. First, TRAI has capped the pricing, for broadcasters, for each standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) channel at Rs19, before taxes. This is a change from the current pricing standards, which allowed broadcasters to charge a lot more for channels which they felt were more popular. Subsequently, broadcasters are free to offer their channels as a part of a larger bouquet(s) if they so wish, but have to also mandatorily offer each channel on an ala-carte basis. Then, the cable and DTH operators have to shift all subscribers to the new pricing regime, irrespective of what the current subscription status might be
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