TRAI Stands For "Telecom Regulatory Authority of India"
TRAI has started sending text messages to all subscribers about upcoming TV price changes, which also apply to all local cable operators and DTHs.
The new rules will allow customers to pay for the channels they see, rather than relying on predefined packages from DTHs or local cable operators.
TRAI’s new regulatory framework for broadcasting and cable television will be effective from 1 February 2019 and 31 January 2019 as the deadline for its implementation. The new rules mean that customers must choose 100 or more channels and pay exactly what the station pays for these channels.
In their messages to customers, TRAI provided a link to channel rates and how it would affect their cable TV bill. Here are the details.
So, what do these new TRAI rules for DTH, cable operators mean?
The idea with these new regulations is to reduce cable TV bills and allow you, the customer, to choose the channels you want to pay, instead of getting channels that you do not see.
Customers can choose their 100 basic channels (you can add more to your package, although that will increase the price) from a wide range of free channels (which are available for free), or paid channels or sender lines.
How will the cable TV bill look after TRAI's entry into force?
The core package, with a network capacity of 130 rupees per month, will include 100 channels, although this is only for SD (standard definition) channels. In this basic package, you can get multiple groups. TRAI has a link on how these packages work, even though they are just suggestive packages.
For example, for the Indian-speaking market, TRAI published a suggestive package costing Rs 184 per month, and this includes taxes. The package contains 25 paid channels, 50 free channels and 25 Dordarshan channels (all free). The basic network capacity fee is 130 rupees, then there is an additional cost of 26 rupees for payment channels, which is calculated by adding MRP to all channels. Finally, 18 percent of the GST (corresponding to Rs 28) is added to this bill, and the total cost is Rs 184.
This TRAI package is just an example. The customer has complete freedom to choose his channel group. For those who add paid channels in this 100 list, MRP will be added to all these channels.
To give another example, if the 100-channel package contains 50 free channels, the 25 DD channels and the total cost of the remaining 25 channels paid are 79 rupees, and the invoice is 130 + 79 + 18 percent of the GST, which comes to Rs 245.62. It is rounded to 246 rupees a month.
I want more than 100 channels. Can I choose this in the new rules?
Yes, you can choose more than 100 channels. For example, if you chose the 100 free channels, your network capacity is only 130 rupees. Then add more channels to this 100-DTH channel list, which will be on a 25-channel scale with a maximum capacity of 20 rupees per panel.
After that, the total Online DTH Recharge bill will include the basic network capacity of Rs. 130 rupees + 20 rupees (for an additional 25 channel schedule) and total MRP for the 25 channels plus 18% GST. For example, if these extra channels cost Rs 50 in total, your bill will be 130 + 20 + 50 rupees, 200 rupees + 18% goods and services tax, up to 236 rupees per month.
One can not select the DTH channels in 25 panels. The customer can also add less than 25 channels, but then a network capacity fee of 1 rupee per channel + 15 channels or less will be charged.
How do I check the prices of all DTH channels? What is the maximum price for TV channels?
TRAI has a list of all prices for all paid TV channels In India. Customers can visit the TRAI website at channeltariff.trai.gov.in and check the prices of payment channels. All stations announced the price of each TV channel. TRAI says that the maximum price of the channel is now limited to 19 rupees.
If you’re a sports fan and want to know the price of relevant TV channels In India, you can search individually in a PDF. No matter who your DTH provider or cable is, they can only charge you for the price advertised by the station.
For example, the price of the Star Sports 3 channel (English and Hindi) is shown as Rs 4, while Star Sports Select 2 (English and Hindi) is Rs 7 and the cost of Star Sports 1 Hindi 19 is yes. You only want these three payment channels Your package, then total up to Rs 4 + 7 + 19, which is 30 Rs, plus the network capacity rate Rs 130 and 18% of sales tax. Again, this law assumes that you only add three payment channels to a total of 100 channels and the rest are freely accessible. But you have to choose 100 channels.
What are these sections of TV channels and high-definition channels? How does this work?
Publishers also created channel branches. What this means is that the station collects some of its network channels for a certain price. In the paid channels list, you can also add this package. Once again, TRAI has a list of all branch packages announced by the broadcasters.
For high-definition channels, each channel will be added to two SD channels in a total of 100 channels. For example, Star Network contains a list of packages or packets based on language, high resolution, or SD with a number of grouped channels.
The Hindi HD Premium DTH packages In India will cost 120 rupees a month, with several channels like Baby TV HD, Fox Life HD, Movies OK, Nat Geo Wild HD, Star Bharat HD, Star Gold HD, Star Gold Select HD, Star Movies HD and Star Movies. Star HD, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 3, Star Sports First, Star Utsav, Star Utsav Movies, Star World HD, Star Sports HD2, National Geographic HD, Star Sports HD1, Star Sports Select HD1 and Star meets Both Sports Select HD2 and Star World Premiere HD together.
The package contains 22 HD TV channels, which means 44 SD channels, this leaves the option of 56 other channels in the 100 packet. Therefore, if you choose this premium Rs 120 Star Hindi HD package, the cost is Rs 120 + Rs 130 Network capacity fee and 18% sales tax. Again, this assumes that you do not add any other payment channels.