Tech Desk| The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday said that almost all cable TV consumers have either selected their preferential channels under the new tariff system or have adopted the best package of channels. TRAI said that service providers have given this information to them. TRAI had a meeting with the owners of the distribution platform on Friday. The meeting included multi system operators and all major DTH companies.
TRAI Secretary SK Gupta said that according to information received from service providers, 43 percent of the consumers in DTH have selected the channels of their choices. He said that if you include the consumers who have adopted the appropriate package, then this figure becomes 57 percent.
He said, "The regulator has reviewed the adoption of new systems of consumers with all major DPOs. According to the information given by the DPO, about 100 percent of cable TV users have adopted new charges. In the case of DTH, 43 percent of the consumers have joined the new system.
DTH companies told TRAI that all the consumers of prepaid service will be involved in the new system in the next two to three weeks. TRAI asked all the companies in the meeting that consumers should not have any problem in getting new arrangements from the old system. TRAI has extended the deadline for consumers to choose their favorite channels, till March 31.