TRAI has given deadline for all Telecommunications (Broadcasting and Cable) Services providers to either discontinue or modify all their existing packages, bouquets/channels and plans as per new regulated tariff.
As per new TRAI regulations subscribers can select their own list of channels from the all paid and Free To Air (FTA) channels. From 31st Jan 2019 subscription charges will be same for all DTH & Cable TV providers. The minimum subscription cost will be Rs. 130 which include 100 FTA Channels.
At present all DTH service providers are charging different prices for individual channels or packages. After implementation of new TRAI regulation framework the channel cost will be same for all service providers ( Eg: Airtel, Dish TV, Videocon D2H ).
What are the New DTH & Cable TV Channel Packages available as per new TRAI Regulatory framework ?
The basic package available for All DTH & Cable TV providers are with a minimum subscription fee of Rs 130 + 18% GST. ( Total Rs. 153.40)
Which are the Channels included with basic package of Rs. 130 ?
The basic package will included maximum of 100 SD Free to air (FTA) Channels. You can select any 76 FTA Channels + 24 mandatory channels from Prasar Bharati.
Can I Select Free To Air HD Channels with basic packages ?
Yes . But a single HD channel will be considered as 2 SD channels. ie, if you are selecting 2 HD channels with the basic packge, then the total number channels included in the basic package will be 96SD+2HD Channels = Total 98 Channels.
Can I Select Pay Channels with Basic Package ?
No . The Basic Package will Only include Free to air Channels. The Pay Channel cost will be extra from basic packages. For eg: if you selected 2 Pay channels with the basic package then the total Subscription charge will be Rs. 130 + Cost of 2 Pay Channels.
Can I select only Pay Channels ?
No. You have to subscribe a basic package of Rs. 130 to add any pay channel with your subscription.
Instead of Selecting individual channels can I select Channel bouquet ?
Yes. With Basic Package You can select any channels bouquet. Earlier The Channel bouquet (Pack of some channels . Eg: Sports Channel Bouquet ) was decided by DTH providers. But with new TRAI regulation the Bouquet will provide by respective Channel group ( Eg, Star, Sony Zee). The major Channels groups are already announced their channel bouquet.