TRAI set March 31 deadline for selecting TV channels

Vastavam web: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday extended the deadline for selection of TV channels by both cable and Direct-to-Home (DTH) subscribers till March 31. The new framework came into force on February 1 and several consumers who did not migrate to the new tariff norms complained about paid channels being deactivated.

“The ‘best fit plan’ shall be designed based on consumers’ usage pattern, language spoken and popularity of channels. It should preferably be a blended combination of various genres. While making ‘best fit plan’ for a subscriber, DPOs (distribution platform operators) should ensure that payout per month of the ‘best fit plan’ generally does not exceed the payout per month of existing tariff plan of the subscriber,” it said.