All Cable and DTH Firms to Reveal their New Packs Today
All cable and DTH players have been directed to reveal their new TV channel packs and prices by the end of today. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) posted an update on its website reminding the cable and DTH firms that they must stick to the timetable given on July 3.
It is known that, on July 3, the TRAI had given the operators 180 days to put together new channel packs and plans.
On Friday, post on TRAI website said: “The Authority once again emphasize that all the provisions of the Interconnection Regulations 2017, the QOS Regulations 2017 and the Tariff order 2017 are in force and the regulatory provisions contained therein may be strictly complied with while implementing the prescribed schedule of activities.”
“Accordingly, distribution platform operators (cable and DTH companies) shall declare the Distributor Retail Price (DRP) and Network Capacity Fee (NCF) as per the timelines are given in TRAI press release dated 3rd July 2018 i.e. by 29th December 2018.
The latest clarification comes with the reluctance of some major DTH companies to implement the new tariff scheme.
Consumers will have to select their new package within 34 days and must complete their switch-over by January 31.