New DTH Rules

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New TRAI rules: DTH players to offer customised best fit plans

  • Customised according to your TV viewing pattern, the best fit plan may soon become your default plan
  • The cost of the best fit plan cannot be more than your existing tariff plan, says TRAI

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New DTH rules: Best fit plan can't cost more than the current plan, says TRAI

  • TRAI says the best fit plan should be designed based on consumers' usage pattern and language spoken
  • TRAI has extended the timeline for consumers to make their channel preferences till March 31

According to the new Trai regulations, all DTH operators will have to offer a base package of 100 channels at a maximum price of  ₹130, excluding GST.
According to the new Trai regulations, all DTH operators will have to offer a base package of 100 channels at a maximum price of 130, excluding GST.

New DTH plans from tomorrow, Trai says pre-paid long-term packs will continue

  • Trai's new rules will be enforced upon all DTH operators like Airtel DTH TV, Tata Sky and Dish TV from tomorrow
  • DTH operators have been asked to honour pre-paid commitment on ongoing long-duration packs

The petitioners claimed that the terms and conditions are heavily titled towards the MSOs
The petitioners claimed that the terms and conditions are heavily titled towards the MSOs

TRAI moves plea as Calcutta HC stays 1 February cable switchover plan

  • The petitioners claimed that the terms and conditions are heavily titled towards the MSOs
  • TRAI had unveiled the new tariff order and regulatory regime for the broadcast and cable sector

Tata Sky hopes to reach all its customers within a week (iStock)
Tata Sky hopes to reach all its customers within a week (iStock)

Tata Sky finally launches Trai-compliant channel packs

  • Consumers can select and pay only for the channels that they want to watch at MRPs set by broadcasters
  • Trai had ticked off Tata Sky for not implementing adequate customer service options

New TRAI rules will change your Airtel DTH, Tata Sky, Dish TV plans in 2019

Whether you are a DTH or cable TV subscriber, your TV bill will not appear the same from February when the new regulatory regime, as mandated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), kicks off. The regulatory body has come up with a set of rules which changes plans, packages and pricing of TV channels by all operators like Airtel DTH, Tata Sky, Dish TV, Hathway Cable, Siti Cable, Sun DTH, etc. The new tariff order by TRAI, in most likelihood, will reduce the price you pay for watching television if you make a judicious choice of channels. After the TRAI order, not only have all broadcasters like Sony, Star, Zee, Discovery, Disney, National Geographic and Sun TV announced individual pricing of all their TV channels but they have also come up with bouquets of several channels at discounted packages. 

A smart TV is defined by its operating system, the ability to connect to the internet and run internet-enabled services. Photo: iStock
A smart TV is defined by its operating system, the ability to connect to the internet and run internet-enabled services. Photo: iStock

Trai issues notice to Tata Sky over new tariff framework

  • Tata Sky said it is going live with the system on its website and app to assuage concerns, and changes will be visible shortly
  • Trai said the new regulation, the tariff order is a comprehensive code and no service provider can work in isolation

Both Tata Sky and Airtel’s base pack starts from ₹99 per month. Photo: MintPhoto: Mint
Both Tata Sky and Airtel’s base pack starts from 99 per month. Photo: MintPhoto: Mint

How new TRAI rules will change your Airtel DTH, Tata Sky, Dish TV plans in 2019. List of all charges

Trai has come up with a set of rules which changes plans, packages and pricing of TV channels by all operators like Airtel DTH, Tata Sky, Dish TV, Hathway Cable, Siti Cable, Sun DTH, etc.

Trai has instructed the DTH service to furnish a schedule of activities by Wednesday evening.
Trai has instructed the DTH service to furnish a schedule of activities by Wednesday evening.

Trai ticks off Tata Sky for lack of customer support on new regulations

Viewers have also pointed out that the customer care centre of Tata Sky as well as the ticker running on Tata Sky platform channels are misleading

If you carefully choose TV channels according to new 2019 packs, your DTH bill may be even less than the present. The TRAI order is applicable to all operators including Airtel DTH TV, Tata Sky, Dish TV and Hathway Cable. Photo: iStock
If you carefully choose TV channels according to new 2019 packs, your DTH bill may be even less than the present. The TRAI order is applicable to all operators including Airtel DTH TV, Tata Sky, Dish TV and Hathway Cable. Photo: iStock

Reduce your TV bill on Airtel, Tata Sky, Dish TV, Hathway after new TRAI order

After the TRAI order, all broadcasters like Sony, Zee, Star, Discovery, Sun, Turner and Viacom have declared prices of their individual pay channels as well as those of bouquets. Here are 10 things to know about selecting new 2019 plans on Airtel DTH, Dish TV, Hathway and other cable operators.

Both Tata Sky and Airtel’s base pack starts from Rs 99 per month. Photo: Mint
Both Tata Sky and Airtel’s base pack starts from Rs 99 per month. Photo: Mint

Choose your TV channel list before February. Airtel DTH, Dish TV, Hathway announce new pricing

All major DTH operators have announced individual pricing of all their TV channels following the TRAI order. Consumers can pick up anyone they want to and pay accordingly. Both Tata Sky and Airtel's base pack starts from ₹99 per month.

Cable operator Hathway, whose basic plan starts from Rs 100, has both individual channel prices as well as genre-based packs. Photo: Mint
Cable operator Hathway, whose basic plan starts from Rs 100, has both individual channel prices as well as genre-based packs. Photo: Mint

Airtel DTH, Dish TV, Hathway announce individual channel pricing after TRAI order

Besides combo top-ups, Airtel DTH now also has a-la-carte plans for all TV channels with prices shooting above ₹20 for premium channels like Zee Cinema, Sony, Star Plus, Sony Ten and Star Sports.