In what is a fairly significant development for the digital cable ecosystem in India, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has fixed the upper limit of Rs 100 per month for Multi System Operators,who will have to offer a minimum of 100 free to air channels comprising of at least 5 channels of each genre namely news and current affairs, infotainment, sports, kids, music, lifestyle, movies and general entertainment in Hindi, English and regional language of the concerned region, in addition to 18 channels of the Public Broadcaster and Lok Sabha TV under the Basic Service Tier (BST). Interestingly, the subscriber can choose between the BST or 100 channels of his own choice. Some of the other regulations part of the Tariff Order and Interconnection Regulations for the Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems are: Channel Packages - All channels (pay…
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