Good News for TV viewers | Free channels or 100 pay for Rs 153/month: Trai


NATIONAL | January 14, 2019:

Good news for television viewers, whether cable or direct to home (DTH) as an order has been issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) whereby consumers can view 100 pay or free channels by paying just Rs 153.40 per month (including GST).

As per to a Trai press communique, consumers should choose these 100 channels before January 31 as the new system will start from February 1.

As per Trai, the base pack does not include high definition (HD) channels.

However, some media agencies have reported that HD channels can also
be chosen and one HD channel will be equivalent to two non-HD channels.

Consumers should enquire with their service provider. They can also clear their doubts by calling up 011-23237922 (AK Bhardwaj) and 011-23220209 (Arvind Kumar) or sending an email to or

Another major decision taken by Trai is restricting the maximum price of a
channel to Rs 19 per month.

It also said that people can choose channels and need not opt for channels that are bunched together.