TRAI Tariff Mandate: Curated Packs by DTH Operators Offer Better Value Than Individual Channels

TRAI Tariff Mandate: Curated Packs by DTH Operators Offer Better Value Than Individual Channels

New broadcasting tariff regime by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) came out, DTH and Cable TV subscribers are complaining about increased TV bills. Several customers across the world said that their TV bills saw an increase of at least 15% under the new mandate.

TRAI accepted that it’s looking to modify the new regime and try to bring down the costs. One of the concerns for TRAI is that subscribers are actively moving towards OTT platforms even for watching Live TV channels. While TRAI said that it’s going to make modifications, the regulator did not provide any timeline for the same.

If you’re DTH subscribers facing an increase in TV bills, then you can opt the curated or DPO packs from your operator as they will save some costs, compared to the individual channels.

The base pack mandated by 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.

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