Trai clarifies on pay channels in CAS notified areas

MUMBAI: TRAI had issued press releases on 15/10/06, 25/10/06, 14.11.2006 and 30.11.2006 placing the details of Maximum Retail Prices fixed by the broadcasters in respect of CAS areas on the basis of the reporting done by them in terms of clause 7 (ii) of the Tariff Order of 31/8/2006.

The list placed on the website currently contains details of 13 broadcasters. Subsequently, the Authority was informed that some of the pay channels listed in the website are not pay channels in some of the notified areas.

The issue was accordingly taken up with the broadcasters and the broadcasters have now indicated the correct position in respect of these identified channels. The changes reported are as under:-

Name of the Channel and Broadcaster Status as reported earlier Status as reported now

M/s Set Discovery India Private Limited

i)Animal Planet 5/-, ii)Animax 5/-, iii)AXN 5/-, iv)Discovery 5/-, v) Discovery Travel & Living 5/-,vi) MTV 5/-,vii)NDTV Profit 5/-viii)NDTV 24/7 -5/-,ix) Nick 5/-, x) SAB 5/-,xi) SET 5/-, xii) SET MAX 5/-,xiii) SET PIX 5/-,xiv) Ten Sports 5/-

Pay Channel in all notified areas Rates as indicated are applicable in all CAS notified areas including Chennai area where CAS is already in force except for NDTV 24X7 and NDTV profit which are FTA in the CAS notified areas of Chennai
M/s Zee Turner Limited

Zee TV 5/-, ii) Zee Trendz 5/-,iii)Reality 5/-,iv)CNBC 5/-, v) Cartoon Network 5/-, vi) Zee Marathi 5/- ,vii) Zee Gujarati 5/- , ix) Zee Punjabi 5/- ix) Zee Bangla 5/-, x) Zee Cinema 5/-, xi)Zee Studio 5/, xii)Zee Café5/-, xiii) Zee News 5/-, xiv) CNN 5/-xv) HBO 5/-, xvi) VH1 5/-,xvii) Zee Business 5/-, xviii) Awaaz 5/-, xix) POGO 5/-, xx) Zee Sports 5/-, xxi) Zee Premier 5/- , xxii) Zee Classic 5/-, xxiii) Zee Action 5/-, xxiv) Zee Kanada 5/-, xxv) Zee Telegue 5/- xxvi) Play TV 5/-, xxvii) ETC Punjabi 5/-, xxviii) ETC 5/-, xxix) Zee Music 5/-, xxx ) Zee Jagaran 5/-, xxxi) Zee Smile 5/-, xxxii) 24 Ghante 5/-, xxxiii) CNN-IBN 5/-.

Pay Channel in all notified areas CNN IBN would be a pay channel in all the CAS notified areas with the exception of Chennai where it would be FTA.
M/s MAA Television Network Limited

MAA TV 5/-

Pay channel in all notified areas MAA TV channel is pay in all CAS notified areas including Chennai.

A corrected and updated list has been placed on TRAI's website

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