South Indian channels announce revised tariff

The deadline to implement the new tariff regulation by TRAI is December 29

Channels

The deadline to implement the new tariff regulation by TRAI is approaching and around 332 channels have already declared their prices.

As per the new rules, consumers get an opportunity to select the channels and they only need to pay for channels which they want to view. A basic fee named Network Capacity Fee (NCF) of Rs 180 plus GST of 18% has been advised by TRAI. The consumers can select 100 channels by paying NCF. By paying extra Rs 20 the consumers will be accessible to 25 more channels in the same category. TRAI has arranged a fixed price between Re1 and Rs 19 for pay channels.

The South market leader, SUN Network, has 33 channels. The average tariff of these channels is Rs 11 per month and the total cost of the individual channels per month is around Rs 360.  The monthly tariff for Sun TV, Sun Music HD, and Sun TV HD are priced at Rs 19 each per month.  Jaya TV HD is also priced at Rs 19 per month. Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports Tamil 1, Star Vijay, Vijay TV are priced at Rs 17 each per month.  The major free-to-air channels (FTA) in Tamil are Jaya TV, Kalaignar TV, Puthiya Thalamurai, Thanthi TV, Puthu Yugam etc.

The major Telugu FTA channels are Sakshi TV, TV5 News, TV9 News, NTV news, ABN Andhra Jyothi etc. The major GEC players Gemini TV, Star Maa, Zee Telugu are priced at Rs 19 each per month. The monthly tariff for ETV Telugu and Gemini Movies are Rs 17 each. The HD channels from Sun Network, Gemini Movies HD, Gemini Music HD, Gemini TV HD are priced at Rs 19 each per month.

Asianet-Star value pack is priced at Rs 39 per month. The market leader in Malayalam Asianet, Asianet HD are priced at Rs 19 each per month. Asianet Movies are available for Rs 15 per month, Surya TV for Rs 12 per month.

The Malayalam FTA channels are Amrita TV, Asianet News, Flowers TV, Manorama News, Mathrubhumi News, Mazhavil Manorama, Kairali, Media One, Mazhavil Manorama HD etc. MMTV offers its channels Mazhavil Manorama, Mazhavil Manorama HD and Manorama News as free-to-air channels and the same would continue to be available in the basic package.

The FTA channels in Kannada are TV9 Kannada, Kasturi TV, Public TV, Suvarna News 24*7.  Star Suvarna,  Colors Kannada, Zee Kannada, Colors Kannada HD, Udaya TV HD, Star Suvarna HD are priced at Rs 19 each per month.

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