TRAI gives consumers one month to choose channels

Chennai: Telecom regulator TRAI has given time till 31 January for consumers to opt for channels of their choice under the new framework for broadcasting and cable services.

“We had a meeting of broadcasters, DTH operators, and MSOs (multi-system operators) today (Thursday). Everyone confirmed their readiness to implement new regulations. However, they requested that some more time may be given to seek options from subscribers for smooth and interruption free migrations,” Secretary, TRAI, S K Gupta told PTI.

Accordingly, distribution platform operators (DPOs) have been permitted to seek options from consumers till 31 January and customers will be migrated as per their choice from 1 February, he added.

NT Bureau