trai rules for dth

TRAI has given time till 31st January 2019 to choose channels as per as new rules for customers so you can enjoy your current pack till 31st January 2019.

Update on 28th December 2018

So if you have Tata Sky, Dish TV, Videocon D2H, Airtel Digital TV, Reliance DTH, Sun Direct etc then from February 2019 all your DTH plans will change. Every Indian Consumers have to pay fixed Rs.130 for Network capacity and will get 100 channels capacity. TRAI has also published the MRP of all channels

 in case customer want to choose individual channel instead of a bundled pack. TRAI pricing for an individual channel is much cheaper than operators used to offer as a-la-carte packs.


Few highlights of new TRAI rules are listed below.
1. Customer needs to pay a minimum Rs.130 (+GST=Rs.153)/month to watch 100  (Free or Paid) channels in which all Doordarshan channels(Total -16) are compulsory to subscribe. You can choose the remaining channels of your choice and if you want to opt for paid channels (Star Plus, Zee TV etc) extra charges as per as TRAI pricing will be applicable.

2. If your channel count exceeds 100, you need to pay extra Rs.20 (+GST=Rs.24) for every 25 channels.
3. 1 HD channels will be counted as 2 channels and 1 SD channel will be counted as 1 channel.
4. DD Free Dish users will not be affected by this rule they can continue to enjoy available channels for free.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I choose the channels which I want to watch?

You can choose your channels by calling customer care of your operator or visiting the website or using the app. Option as per as new rules will be available soon.

What will happen to my existing subscribed pack?

If you have already recharged for any long-term pack then the operator can refund your money in form of balance or they can adjust it with new packs, confirmation for same will be shared by your operator via SMS.

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Is it going to end of the base packs, regional packs?

Yes, packs which used to be decided by operators are going to end but packages based plans which are now decided by broadcaster will be still available.

If you have more doubts, please ask in the comment section.

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