The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has announced a new guideline for the television and broadcasting segment, which will be applicable from February 1, 2019. With just a few weeks left for the deadline, the regulation ‘Channel Selector Application’ launched to help consumers filter out their 100 or more channels for their DTH connection or cable TV, and to know the new cable or DTH bill better.
The new guidelines have caused considerable misperception among consumers as well, with respect to how their cable TV bills will be impacted and precisely how they can select their favorite channels. This tool is mainly invented to help subscribers figure out their pack of 100 or more channels.
With these new regulations, users have the full freedom to choose their favorite channels, which they want to watch every month. “This specific channel selector application will help customers to optimize their choice and inform them regarding Maximum Retail Price of every channel.
Once user decided their television channels list, they need to go to the TV service providers’ website to inform them about your selected channels or they can directly contact the local cable operator.
How this application will work?
When you open the TRAI’s Channel Selector Application for the first time, it will ask you some basic information such as your name, languages, state, and your interest in television channels.
After all this information, the application will make a pack of 100 channels based on your choice. TRAI will also allow you to choose from Standard Definition (SD) or High Definition (HD) content. But, each HD channel among your pack of 100 considered as 2 SD channels.
As a customer choose the pack of 100 channels, the MRP will be updated automatically in the Top-bar of application.