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50 shades of TV viewing: How Trai's new tariff order made it complicated

Trai's new tariff order has ushered in transparency and plugged leakages, bringing in better revenues for the industry. But it has made it more expensive to watch TV

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TRAI  | TV viewership | trai tariff

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar  |  New Delhi 



50 shades of TV viewing: How Trai's new tariff order made it costly

Ranbir Singh Kanwar, 31, from Madangiri, New Delhi, works at a sourcing firm. Till January this year he paid Rs 250 a month to his local cable operator. Soon after the New Tariff Order, or NTO, from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) was implemented in February, he had to choose from the packages the operator offered. Now he pays Rs 350 per month for 160-170 channels against the full buffet of channels that he got pre-NTO.

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First Published: Fri, September 06 2019. 23:51 IST

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