Instead of going for individual selection of channels, or broadcaster packs, the subscribers who choose DPO packs might be enjoying more affordable monthly TV bills.
After new tariff regime in the DTH and broadcasting industry by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TTRAI), the TV Viewers / Subscribers had to brush up on their concepts related to the pricing of channels. In days following the implementation of the new rules, the subscribers were required to migrate to the new channel packs and TRAI framework. These subscribers were presented with many choices like choosing individual channels and curating their own packs, going ahead with the broadcaster packs and lastly, they also had the option of choosing packs made by their DPOs.
Now Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is allowing the subscribers to pay their bills in two parts – the first will be of content charges payable to the channel owners and broadcasters while the other will be in the form of NCF or Network Capacity Fee which will be paid to the cable operators for providing the channel slot. Now the viewers have choices between FTA (Free to Air) channels or paid channels which levy content charges.
The base pack mandated by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) with 100 channels costs Rs 130 for the subscribers. On top of the individual channel offerings, broadcasters have created their own packs, bundling their channels and the DTH service providers have curated their channel packs which package channels from different owners. Besides these two, there is also the obvious choice of choosing individual channels.