Airtel DTH TV, Tata Sky, other DTH subscribers will now need KYC

  • DTH TV operators will have to ensure your identity by sending an OTP to your mobile number
  • Those without a mobile phone will have to provide identity document

Written By Nikhil Agarwal
Updated30 Oct 2019
At present, there are four DTH operators - Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV, Tata Sky and Sun Direct TV.
At present, there are four DTH operators - Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV, Tata Sky and Sun Direct TV.(Mint)

All DTH TV subscribers of Airtel, Tata Sky, Dish TV and Sun Direct will now need to complete their KYC (Know Your Customer) criteria as mandated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The regulator has released a new set of rules asking all DTH operators to ensure the identity of the subscriber.

"DTH operator should install the DTH connection at the address mentioned in the Customer Application Form (CAF) only and the address of such installed set top box must be verified by the representative of the DTH operator," TRAI said in its recommendation

The customer application form contains information such as subscriber name, address, contact number etc.

According to the rules, the DTH TV operator will have to ensure your identity by sending a one-time password (OTP) to your registered mobile number.

In cases where you fail to provide a mobile number which can be linked to your DTH connection, the DTH TV service provider has been mandated to collect a proof of identity document.

TRAI rules further states that for existing set-top boxes, which are not attached to any mobile number of the subscribers, service providers should try to link them with a mobile number within two years. "Further in case where it is not possible to link with a mobile number, document for proof of identity of the subscriber should be collected by the DTH operator," TRAI said.

Telecom players have been demanding KYC to curb smuggling of boxes outside India where they are used for illegal and unauthorised reception or re-transmission of signals of channels. Due to such piracy, broadcasters have been facing revenue losses.

Catch all the Industry News, Banking News and Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.MoreLess
HomeIndustryTelecomAirtel DTH TV, Tata Sky, other DTH subscribers will now need KYC

Most Active Stocks

Bharat Electronics

259.10
06:59 AM | 18 MAY 2024
10.9 (4.39%)

GAIL India

208.75
06:59 AM | 18 MAY 2024
4.9 (2.4%)

Bandhan Bank

183.05
06:59 AM | 18 MAY 2024
1.85 (1.02%)

Tata Power

441.20
06:59 AM | 18 MAY 2024
4.9 (1.12%)
More Active Stocks

Market Snapshot

  • Top Gainers
  • Top Losers
  • 52 Week High

Zydus Lifesciences

1,104.45
06:59 AM | 18 MAY 2024
52.55 (5%)

Balkrishna Industries

2,798.95
06:59 AM | 18 MAY 2024
133.25 (5%)

Bharat Dynamics

2,437.05
06:57 AM | 18 MAY 2024
116.05 (5%)

Hindustan Zinc

618.80
06:59 AM | 18 MAY 2024
29.45 (5%)
More from Top Gainers

Recommended For You

    More Recommendations

    Gold Prices

    • 24K
    • 22K
    Bangalore
    75,364.00-424.00
    Chennai
    75,218.00-350.00
    Delhi
    75,731.00604.00
    Kolkata
    74,777.00-424.00

    Fuel Price

    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    Bangalore
    99.84/L0.00
    Chennai
    100.75/L0.00
    Kolkata
    103.94/L0.00
    New Delhi
    94.72/L0.00
    HomeMarketsPremiumFor youGet App