MUMBAI: Headend in the Sky (HITS) player JAINHITS has welcomed Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) newly announced tariff order pertaining to commercial subscribers, subscribing to cable TV services in the country.
As per the new order, commercial establishments who do not specifically charge its clients/ guests on account of providing TV programmes and offer them as part of amenities are to be treated like ordinary subscribers, wherein charges would be on per TV basis. In cases where commercial establishments specifically charge its clients/ guests on account of providing TV programmes, the tariff would be as mutually agreed between the broadcaster and the establishment.
“NSTPL during its response to TRAI Consultation Paper also supported that rates charged from hotels etc. should be on per TV basis. We at NSTPL fully support TRAI’s announcement, as this in a sense means that rates charged from commercial establishments/ hotels etc. for their lounges/ rooms shall be same as far as a normal subscriber till such time they offer it as basic amenities. It is aimed to streamline the distribution of TV services to commercial subscribers at competitive rates, and improve the availability of content for TV viewership in hotels etc,” said Noida Software Technology Park (NSTPL) head-regulatory and corporate affairs Devinder Singh.
He added, “TRAI has clearly mentioned that in all the cases, commercial subscriber has to obtain television services only from a distribution platform operator (MSO/ DTH operator/ IPTV operator/ HITS operator/ Cable Operator). And JAINHITS is fully capable to meet the needs of the large establishments besides home consumers due to its ubiquitous reach across India. We have the ability to provide broadcast services to hotels and commercial establishments with a varied mix of content in regional, Hindi and English language across the country.”