TV services should not be disrupted due to implementation of new tariff framework: TRAI 

Telecom authority says it’s preparing detailed migration plan for existing subscribers 

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Dec 27, 2018 2:58 PM Updated: Dec 27, 2018 2:58 PM
TRAI

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has advised all broadcasters, DPOs (distribution platform operators) and LCOs (local cable operators) to ensure that no channel that has been already subscribed by a consumer is discontinued after December 29. 

As per the implementation schedule, all service providers are required to complete preparation for migration to the new framework by December 28.

TRAI said it has noticed that there were messages circulating in the media about a possible blackout of existing subscribed TV channels after December 29. 

“The authority is seized of the matter and hereby advises that all Broadcasters/DPOs/LCOs will ensure that any channel that a consumer is watching today is not discontinued. Hence, there will be no disruption of TV services due to implementation of the new regulatory framework. Keeping in view the interest of the subscribers and to enable a smooth transition, the authority is preparing a detailed migration plan for all the existing subscribers. The migration plan will provide ample opportunity to each and every subscriber for making an informed choice. This will also enable service providers in carrying out the various activities as stipulated in the new regulatory framework in a time-bound manner,” a statement issued by TRAI said.

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