As per the TRAI's earlier notification, TV viewers needed to adhere to the DTH and Cable TV deadline of March 31, 2019 and now as the date has passed we see the likely impact of it on TV-watchers.
And as per a leading business daily report, if a customer has paid for his DTH subscription beyond the March 31, 2019 and at the same time has not opted for the TV viewing choice that has been rolled out, such customers will now be included in the best-fit-plan category.
TRAI's best-fit-plan offering is being exercised for customers who have paid for the subscription but have not opted for their options.
Also for such plans, there has been made an assurance by the apex authority that its charges shall not exceed the subscription charges the user pays.
Here’s how to apply under the new TRAI regime:
First and foremost, though the move is aimed to make TV viewing cheaper for the masses based on the channel selection methodology, whereby they pay for just their chosen channels, the process in fact is likely to prove expensive for customers.
The distributors working in the domain have been asked to transfer subscribers to plans suitable as their usage, language as well as on the basis of a blend of various genres of channels.
DTH provider’s mobile app or website
User by logging into their DTH account can go for either a-la-carte channels or or pre-curated bouquet or recommended plans of the service provider. It is with most service providers that the channel selection link is provided on both mobile app and web link.
Via channel selector application
To make process easy for users, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had earlier launched the channel selector app that provides the preview of TV bills. Also, it comes handy when it comes to optimization of TV bills as after combining channels provides for cheaper plans.
You can also subscribe by visiting the DTH provider or cable operator directly
For easy switch, customers can directly contact their service providers for making their choices. Also, they have been asked to run a help channel numbered 999.