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Confused by Trai’s new tariff order on TV channels? Let’s make it easy for you to understand

Updated : January 29, 2019 06:39 AM IST

Presently, consumers are provided 300-400 TV channels, many of which are not watched at all. TRAI says subscribers should not be pushed with unwanted channels, rather they should have the freedom to choose only those TV channels they want to see and pay accordingly.
A viewer’s payment to his/her service provider has two components. The first is the Network Capacity Fee (NCF) which is like a rental charge of the TV connection to your home. The other is the price of the pay channels you choose.
A viewer has to at least subscribe to a pack of 100 Free-To-Air Channels. Since these channels are free, a viewer only has to pay the NCF, which is capped at Rs 130 excluding GST. Levying 18 percent GST, this adds up to Rs 154 a month.
Confused by Trai’s new tariff order on TV channels? Let’s make it easy for you to understand
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