Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a new service called Channel Selector Application.
It gives an estimate of monthly DTH rental based on channel selection
This comes after the new regulatory framework came into effect last month.
TRAI has now introduced a new application to make the channel selection process for DTH and cable users easier. The Channel Selector Application will help users optimise the selection of their choice and also inform them about the MRP of their selection. The application takes you through various steps, and then curates a list of channels based on your preference selection. You can select the channels of your choice, and know your monthly rental through this application.
To use this application, visit https://channel.trai.gov.in/ Click on the ‘Get Started’ button at the bottom of the page, and answer a few questions to enter the channel selection page. TRAI asks your name, your state of residence, your genre preference, and then shows a list of channels based on your preference.
You can then view your rental amount details by selecting the ‘View Selection’ button on the top right of the page. This page shows you the breakup of free channel and paid channels, the total amount you are paying for the paid channels, GST tax, and the network capacity fees (NFC) payable to the DTH service provider. The total monthly MRP is then shown at the bottom, along with the list of channels chosen by the user, and the list of free channels that are mandatory.
According to the regulator, the consumers can either choose free channels, pay channels, bouquet of pay channels or any combination thereof for the base pack. The base pack without any paid channels will cost just ₹130 (₹153.40 after taxes). If a consumer adds any paid channels, they will have to pay the price of that channel.