x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Is India planning major action against Pakistan? | Srinagar's councilors forget about given mandate, discuss politics during general session of SMC | One more wicket falls, Prof Mattoo announces his disassociation from PDP | JK still fights for execution of transfer policy | JU professors selected under LEAP | Amar Singh Club Jammu condemns Pulwama terror attack | Govt cancels leaves of gazetted officers ahead of Lok Sabha polls | 'Won't allow another communal partition of India' | DPS Udhampur organizes 'Annual Blessing Ceremony' | Jammu Sanskriti School shines in Yoga Competition | Green Flower Public High School won 11 medals | Principal Govt Ayurvedic Medical College chairs review meeting | 2 held with 12 grams of heroin in two separate incidents | Thakur Hoshiar Singh warns Pakistan of its misdeeds | Politicians in J&K changing colour ahead of LS polls: AAP | Police-public meetings held | Probe on fake permanent residence certificates (PRCs) | "Prayag Kumbh ki Yatra" | US President Trump berates Pakistan for Pulwama attack | Altaf Bukhari set to announce third front formation with other PDP rebels | AECC protests over posting of Director Agriculture Jammu | Last date form filing of GST returns extended | Residents of Buffliaz stage massive protest against PDD | DBPS demands retaliation against Pak for Pulwama attack | 85 bovine animals rescued, 4 persons arrested | ABVP delegation calls on DDC, submits memorandum | GCPFJ castigates restoration of reservation in promotions | Govt reconstitutes Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board | DF&SS takes out protest, demands revenge of Pulwama attack | SAKRS hails selection of Manik as member of IMF-ECO | Excise sleuths conduct raids in Kathua, 1250 kgs Lahan destroyed | JKSAC demands implementation of JPC report | GMC doctors deliver faculty lecture at IMSCON | JSS Kathua pays homage to brave heart CRPF Jawans | Deputation of TNWS calls on VC JDA | Vishal Chopra appointed Media Incharge, Spokesperson youth Congress J&K | SMVD Shrine Board releases scholarships | AIKS celbrates "International Mother Tongue Day" | SIE Jammu organizes Book Fair | DPS Jammu organizes English Recitation Competition | State-wide Special Voters Enrolment Camps on Feb 23-24 | Grameen Bank organizes literacy awareness programmes | Amendments yet to be incorporated in Draft Action Plan on Waste Management | RDD Rajouri violates MGNREGA norms | Bio-metric attendance system becomes damp-squib | AEE admits allotment of works without tenders | HC orders personal appearance of Com Secy H&UDD | Secy Education quashes DC Kishtwar's order on transfers of teachers | Sopore encounter: Two militants killed; arms, ammunition recovered | Two overstaying CAPD officials irk Mendhar people | SSP transfers SHOs, ICPPs | PIL highlighting shortage of Doctors, Para-Medics | Students feel insecure in dilapidated Jugal school building | ECI to visit J&K on March 4 to review security situation | Staff shortage in Ghordi High School jeopardises students' career | 40 houses damaged in avalanche in Gurez | Snowfall continues in upper reaches of Kashmir | SC tells states, UTs to promptly act against assault, social boycott of Kashmiris post-Pulwama attack | In Jammu, only Admins can post in WhatsApp groups | "Pakistani terrorists indoctrinating prisoners": Plea seeks transfer to Tihar | Keso Chowk turns into pond | BJP thrived deceptive slogans, false promises: Harsh | Jammu-Srinagar NH closed for 3rd day, 1700 vehicles stranded | Back Issues  
 
news details
Nine crore TV homes migrate to new tariff regime: TRAI chief
2/10/2019 11:28:01 PM

Agencies

NEW DELHI, Feb 10: Telecom regulator TRAI has said nine crore out of 17 crore TV homes have made their channel preferences to onboard the new tariff regime, and it is constantly monitoring the situation to ensure that consumers do not face inconvenience. "The speed (of onboarding) has increased as per our data and we expect the rest of the people to also register their choice of channels soon," Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Chairman R S Sharma said. Sharma, who is spearheading Trai's new tariff and regulatory framework for broadcasting and cable services, said of the nine crore TV homes that have made their channel preferences clear, 6.5 crore are cable TV homes and 2.5 crore are DTH homes.
"Out of the total 17 crore TV homes (which includes 7 crore DTH homes and 10 crore cable TV homes), about nine crore homes have already registered their choice with the operators, which is a big number," he said.
Since DTH is a pre-paid model, as and when customers' long and short duration packs come to an end, people will make channel selection, he added. "We are guiding and helping the operators where ever required and are calling regular meetings to clarify matters," Sharma noted. The regulator also plans to step up efforts on customer outreach and awareness programmes. "TRAI will take up a massive campaign on consumer awareness, through social media, print, advertisements, jingles and other programs," he said.
Last week, the sector regulator had asked platform operators to revert on special schemes and plans for households with multiple TV connections. TRAI had made it clear that players have to allow individual set top boxes (even within a same household) to have separate choice of channels, if the consumer wishes.
As per the regulations, players can also choose to offer discounts, even waive off the network capacity fee (a maximum of Rs 130) on the subsequent connections in the same household. But such discounts have be offered uniformly in a location and declared transparently on the players' website.
Sharma said that TRAI has received responses from three operators on the special schemes for multi-connection homes, but at this point, does not feel the need to intervene into the matter. He did not divulge further details.
The regulator has unveiled the new tariff order and regulatory regime for the broadcast and cable sector, which paves the way for consumers to opt for channels they wish to view, and pay only for them. It has said every channel should be offered a la carte, with a transparent display of rates on electronic programme guide. The new framework has come into effect from February 1. A recent Crisil report had claimed that costs of TV viewing may rise by 25 per cent under the new regulatory regime, but TRAI had strongly refuted the claim citing specific data from two market players to argue that prices in specific locations like Delhi and Mumbai have come down.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU