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TRAI new rules for DTH deadline over, users move to best fit plan for DTH

TRAI new rules for DTH and cable TV had been extended till March 31 and now the deadline has been over. As per TRAI new rules for DTH, the duration in which users could select their channels has now officially over. And after those users who have yet not chosen their channels, will be shifted automatically to the ‘Best Fit Plan for DTH’.

TRAI new rules for DTH, the deadline has been over, users move to the best fit plan by DTH operators

The TRAI new rules came into the effect from February 1, but later TRAI extended its duration till March 31. The deadline has now been expired and users will be automatically be shifted to the ‘Best Fit Plan for DTH’.

This best fit plan will be based on the earlier pack and the user’s watch habit. The DTH companies will auto move the customers account for this new DTH pack.

What is TRAI new rule for DTH?

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued a new framework for DTH and cable companies. in this regulatory framework, DTH companies need to provide complete choice to the users. The basic idea of the plan is that the users should pay for the channels that they want to watch, instead of all the channels in the earlier pack, including unwanted channels.

What is the cost of channels under TRAI new rules for DTH?

According to TRAI new rules for DTH, Users will get 100 channels for a Network Capacity Fee (NCF) of Rs 130 per month and 18% GST. The sum of this will be Rs. 153.

These 100 channels include 25 free Doordarshan channels, that you as a user cannot remove. Any added paid channels or paid bouquets in these 100 channels will cost extra in the NCF charge. There is an additional NCF charge of Rs 20 for a slab of 25 channels. Let’s take an example, suppose if you select 150 channels, the total NCF charge will be Rs 130 (for 100 free channels), plus 20 (for additional 25 channels), plus 20 ( for another 25 channels). The total of this will be Rs 170 and 18% GST. Also, one HD channel will be counted as two SD channel in the pack.

DTH and cable operators have a list of the channels with separate pricing for each on their website. Also, their bouquet packs are available which are combos of channels together.

What is the Best Fit Plans from DTH and cable operators?

As per TRAI new rules, DTH and cable operators can offer a ‘Best Fit Plan’ to the users.  The plan will be based on their consumption history and watching habits. You as a user can also get this detail of this Best Fit Plan in your DTH account.

Users can log in to the website of their DTH companies such as Tata Sky, Dish TV, Airtel Digital TV, Videocon, and then check the activated ‘Best Fit Plan’.

A user still can select, change and modify the pack. As per TRAI new rules, the channel list is available at DTH operator’s website and app. The users can directly visit the website and choose the channels as per their wish.

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