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TRAI’s new rules for DTH, cable operators: Consumers can choose base 100 channels
Indian Express, January 11, 2019

TRAI has issued a new statement clarifying that consumers will have full choice on the SD channels they can get as part of its new rules and regulations for DTH and cable operators.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a new statement clarifying that consumers will have full choice on the SD (standard definition) channels they can get as part of its new rules and regulations for DTH and cable operators.

TRAI in a new press release on January 10 said that customers have complete freedom to choose the 100 free channels (SD resolution), which will be offered in the base pack of Rs 130 (exclusive of taxes).

In the press statement TRAI has said, “Consumer has complete freedom to choose their desired 100 Standard Definition (SD) channels within the network capacity fee of maximum Rs 130. The desired channels could be in a-la-carte, Free to Air channels, or Pay channels or bouquet of pay channels or any combination thereof. The choice completely rests with the consumers.”

This means that the 100 channels being offered in this base pack of Rs 130 can all be decided by the consumer. The DTH company or cable operator cannot force the consumer to stick with a particular pack.

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