Multiple TV Connections? Soon You Will Get New Packs From Cable/DTH Operators (TRAI Order)
TRAI has again denied reports that Cable TV expenses will go up.
When the new Cable TV regulations came into force, there was a concern from users who have multiple TV connections: Will they be required to pay full fees for different connections, or a combo offer can be availed?
Earlier, cable operators and DTH providers used to offer a combined package, which brought down the overall costs. But TRAI hadn’t covered this aspect.
But now, things are sorting out. Very soon, you will get new packs and new plans, as per a recent TRAI order.
TRAI: Introduce New Packs For Multiple TV Connections
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has understood the problems faced by households which have multiple TV connections, and have issued an order in this regard.
TRAI Chairman RS Sharma has ordered all DTH companies and Cable Operators to create special packs and plans for those households, where users wish to opt for multiple TV connections.
TRAI has acknowledged the fact that every new TV connection must have its own set-top box, so that the users can make their individual choices.
TRAI has ordered the DTH and Cable operators to revert in two days, with new packs for multiple connections. It is expected that when a household opts for more than 2 connections, then the overall cost per set-top box can come down now.
TRAI: Crisil Report On Increased Cable Cost Is Baseless
TRAI Chairman RS Sharma has vehemently rejected the report presented by research firm Crisil, that states that overall cable TV expenses has increased by 25% for an average consumer.
TRI has stated that the report is “wrong and unrealistic”.
In their report, Crisil had stated that instead of paying Rs 230-240 per month for accessing the top 10 Indian channels, an average household will now pay Rs 300, which means that 25% additional expense will be incurred.
Rejecting this report, RS Sharma said, “Consumers must have a choice…and interfering with their freedom is a violation of regulatory framework,”
Once again, TRAI has emphasized that the overall cable TV expenses will now come down “substantially” for the families, as they don’t watch more than 50 channels in a month.
Last month, TRAI had declared that under the new Cable TV regime, cable users in India will be empowered to choose their own channels, and hence, the overall expenses will come down.
The same stand was taken by TRAI in December as well, when they said about the new Cable TV rules: “This (New Cable TV regulations) is a great framework which has been validated by the highest court of the land, but there are certain stakeholders who are trying to create misconceptions that consumer bills are going to rise. It is bogus,”
We have already reported how social media users are going berserk over increased expenses, as several users have complained about high charges, post-implementation of new Cable TV regulations.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.