Dth to cost less for subscribers.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has asked channels to reduce the bouquet rates on DTH platform by April 4. …….. read on

Lets see if they stick to their guns or allow deferment of its implementation.
If the main players TATA Sky and Zee Dish Tv agree in passing on the benefits to their subscribers, it will mean savings for all dth consumers.

According to Trai’s pricing formula for broadcasters, pay channels can charge DTH operators up to 50 per cent of the per subscriber rates they charge from the cable operators in the rest of the country (non-CAS homes).

Currently the pay channels/broadcasters like Star India, Zee and Sony charge much higher rates per subscriber to DTH players like Tatasky and Zee than they charge to Cable homes even though DTH has zero under declaration.

Take for example, the per subscriber bouquet price of sports broadcaster ESPN-Star Sports in non-CAS areas is Rs 44.17 but the company is charging DTH companies Rs 50 in non-CAS areas. Now this will fall to Rs 22.

Thus this will bring DTH users on equal footing with CAS users.


3 thoughts on “Dth to cost less for subscribers.

  1. 4 a moment, from the title i thought death will be cheaper, n i ws feeling so happy!

    Wow u do twist words 🙂 had a bad day?

    indeed u might just be true , luckily trai has woken up late, but hope this will help
    with this style of spend spend tax and govern , inflation was expected , i had mentioned it in the budget post
    u should read a shouris article on the the agri package for further insight

  2. Hi Readers,

    I just wanted to share my worst experience with “Reliance BIG TV” DTH Service.

    First of all I request everybody not to purchase “Reliance BIG TV” connection.

    Well, to start with I have taken BIG TV “Set Top Box” on 31/Aug/2008 “Invoice No. 0101038073” from one of the Main Web World, Mehdipatnam Branch

    I think initially as a company while selling the product, web world person has to inform me about all the future requirements from my side, but they

    have not given any kind of information.
    Actually, one Work Order ID is required in order to have installation for BIG TV, that we can get after calling customer care of BIG TV.
    But because they have not informed me that I hvae to call Customre care, it was delayed for 2 days, and by chance I called c.care for some other reason

    on 02/Sep/2008 and got my work order ID.

    Even after having my work order ID, I have not recieved any call from the Installation team for Installation, I raised complaint for the same also for

    so many times, but none of any use.

    Almost everyday for more than 1.5 hours I was calling c.care for any kind of solution and spoke to around more than 12 c.care representatives, to name

    some of them are :- Sheetal, Usha, Bhaven, Ganesh, Priya and so on and escalated the same issue to some of the senior members as well they are:- Rahul

    and Bhuvneshwari.

    Everybody was saying the same thing repeatedly “we are sorry for the inconvinience caused, it will be done asap……etc…..”.

    Till today, i.e. 12/SEP/2008 more than 12 days after purcahse of STB, I am still waiting for the installation…..??? and still have no update….

    One more intersting thing, I called c.care to ask “is it possible to return the STB because of bad services”, the representative straight forward

    answered “just go to the web world and return back the STB, they will refund the money”, they people are not even concerned about the problem and reason

    why I asked to return it back.

    Finally, I request everybody again PLZ PLZ PLZ never go for “Reliance BIG TV”, only name is BIG, everything else is small.
    For any kind of details or assistance you can reach me at “09966222601” or “akhilesh.davim@gmail.com”.
    Go for TATA SKY, DISHTV or SUN DIRECT, but not for BIGTV…….!

    Have a Good Day,
    Akhilesh Gupta,

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