Chennai (Tamil Nadu) based Cable TV Association for Cable TV Operators, Chennai Metro Cable TV Operators Association (CMCOA) has written a letter to Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. CMCOA stated in it’s letter that OTT platform is left unregulated which may destroy Cable TV / DTH Industry in India’s digital economy growth.
This Cable TV Association raised a question that why TRAI allows Pay TV Channels to deliver through OTT in different rates?
The association said, OTT content is sold in other digital platforms per gadget in higher rate as directed by TRAI. OTT Providers do not sell in TRAI fixed rate of pay channels to end users, they give for throw away price usable up to 5 gadgets some of them even offer free for 1 year.
CMCOA has requested the Ministry to instruct the entire pay channel Broadcasters to sign the RIO agreement to OTT providers as done to other Digital platform players under the TRAI’s new regulatory framework with immediate effect.
The Association has urged Minister to instruct all OTT Players to maintain TRAI’S New Regulatory Framework to sell Pay TV Channels in OTT platforms as the seller pay channel is licensed under MIB.