TRAI looking to lower tariffs for DTH and Cable subscribers
Posted On : Monday, June 24, 2019, 3:16 PM
TRAI's new DTH rules, which allow users to individually select and pay for channels, is effective across India. However, the new framework has increased monthly TV bills for users, leaving them disgruntled. Hence, with more and more DTH customers looking to phase out their connections, TRAI is planning to lower tariffs to safeguard user interests, reports Telecom Talk. According to the new regulations, all DTH providers have to provide a base pack with at least 100 free-to-air channels. The maximum price of this pack aka network capacity fee (NCF) is fixed at Rs. 130 plus 18% GST (i.e. Rs. 154). Notably, given all 25 Doordarshan channels are mandatory, you essentially have 75 channels to pick from the bouquet of Free-to-Air channels.