Since TRAI’s new cable TV and DTH rules, cable operators and DTH service providers have launched several base packs for subscribers. TRAI’s new cable TV and DTH rules have been implemented from 1st February. Under this rule, subscribers will have to pay to see only the channels which they have selected. Cable TV providers or DTH service providers cannot impose any channel for any subscribers.
Since the implementation of this new rule, users can only be charged up to a maximum of 130 rupees by service providers for network capacity fees. There will be at least 100 paid channels in it, no free-to-air channels will be counted in it. Under this new rule, users are getting 100 paid channels at Rs. 130 (without any taxes). If subscribers of these 100 channels choose any paid channel pack, they do not have to pay any kind of charge for 25 free channels of DD (Doordarshan).
DishTV has launched a new plan based on this new rule. In which users will have to pay Rs. 130 for network capacity charge for 100 paid channels plus 18% GST. So, in total, users have to pay a monthly charge of Rs. 153. In this pack, users get 100 selected paid channels and 100 free-to-air channels. According to the rules of TRAI, 25 of these 100 channels will include Doordarshan. Users are free to choose the remaining free-to-air channels according to full up their 75 remaining spots.
Recently, DTS service provider company Tata Sky has released a new price list for users who have multiple connections. According to the new price list, users who have multiple connections will have to pay less for the selection of channels. You should also know that Videocon D2h and Airtel Digital TV have already launched cheap plans for users who have multiple connections. Videocon is charging flat Rs 50 from D2h users while Airtel Digital TV users are being charged 80 rupees for connection to multiple channels.