TRAI order on Cable/DTH
The Rs 153 is for the first 100 channels whether FTA or paid. Out of this 100, 26 DD channels are compulsory. You can select balance 74 to your choice. They can be paid or free. Do you really watch 100 Channels?? I don't think more than 10. Select only what you watch your bill will come down. Pay channel charges are added over Rs.153. In the earlier regime pay channel charges were as high as RS 60 but now TRAI has put a cap of Rs 19. Wait for some time all these pay channels will become FTA or will have to reduce the charges once the no. of subscribers go down. For example the prime time is from 8-10 PM. North India either watches Sony, Star Colors or ZEE. In the earlier package system you were getting all four but now subscribe only those channels which you watch. The NCF charges are for the operator and the pay channel charges are for the broadcaster. Good job done by TRAI in stopping the loot by the broadcasters. Must have heard about the recent fight between Sony and TATASky and earlier between STAR and Airtel. This was because of hike in pay channel charges. more
On your case you pay 485/month for air-tel connection. It may be less for you. but not same for all. TRAI should combine paid channels also in 100 block. When price raised from 130 them may charge extra.
can you suggest on my case. I have tata sky DTH having 220/month plan.
We normally watch SET, Star +, Colors, Zee TV, &TV, 2 Regional channels. and 5 movie channels and 2 cartoon channels Total 10-15 channel). How it can be planned for 220/month or less.
As per TATA SKY Plan they charge 350 +.
In a 5 members family as per their own time and choice they view these channels more
Let me know which DTH connection you are using and what is your previous plan and what is your current plan. Just give the screen shoot. more