The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) with its new law gave the customers to enjoy paying the money for the channels they watch. The last dead line for the scheme was 31st December but then got extended to January 31st. Direct to Home (DTH) providers like Tatasky, Airtel and Videocon needed more time to implement the norms but the TRAI gave its last deadline.

The new rules gives you the right to choose and pay for the channels selected by you and you want to watch. You might be thinking that it will cost way less than what it costed earlier. But it is not so, as it appears to be other way round. The new norms compels you to pay the service charge which is fixed at Rs. 130 just for the cable connection.

TRAI to its credit has set up a Channel Selector on its website, that lets users calculate his/her monthly expenses, for all the channels they would like to sign up for. Head over to this website and you’ll be able to filter out channels based on language, genre and even prices.

When we started selecting the channels for just the trial purpose how the system works, we came across that the cost is now way much higher than what it appeared now.

The full information is available on the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) website. It displays the whole process in a very informative way. Going through the pricing dynamics, it’s fairly clear that choosing single channels isn’t the best way forward, at least for now. Bundling so many channels together is a hard task in itself and no wonder people on social media have been cribbing about the pain one has to go through, just to get their favorite channels on their television screen.

If your household needs basic TV channels, without opting for channels of different genre and language, especially, then it’s better to stick with your existing channel prices. Make sure your channel list goes in tandem with your needs, and its annual cost doesn’t end up costing you more than what you’re paying already.


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