Regulators

New tariff order: TRAI hints at action against DPOs flouting norms

It will undertake an audit of errant stakeholders.

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/23/rs.jpg?itok=Bp_Mq0EQ

MUMBAI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has warned all cable TV and DTH players that those found to be flouting its new tariff order rules will be taken to task. As per a report by PTI, TRAI will also undertake an audit of the subscriber management and IT systems of operators that don’t abide by its rules.Speaking to PTI, TRAI chairman RS Sharma said, "We have received complaints about inconvenience to customers. These complaints relate to software and systems put in place by distributors not enabling true choice for consumers, which is the aim of the whole framework. If choice of channel is restricted then basic intention seems to be to push packs and bouquets and push your own agenda. That is not the spirit of the framework.”He added that consumer choice and interest are non-negotiable and can’t be compromised. “If you disable consumers from exercising their choice then it is a true violation of the framework. We have taken these things seriously and we have issued showcause notices to a number of distributors,” he said. The body has issued directions to nine companies and showcause to five. Audits will take place soon to check for deviations.Keeping consumer interest at the forefront, Sharma said that TRAI will come down heavily on those causing inconvenience since consumer choice is the “central theme” of the norms for the cable and broadcasting sector.Speaking further, Sharma said, “If you somehow try to circumvent that or negotiate it then we are going to apply full regulatory strength to ensure that the entities comply.”In an exclusive interview with Indiantelevision.com, Sharma had said that the new framework had enabled choice to consumers, brought transparency into the sector and ensured level playing field

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/04/01/mib.jpg?itok=wgdzj4cv
I&B min seeks donation of one day's salary to PM-CARES fund

The ministry of information and broadcasting has appealed to all its officers, staff, including media units, autonomous bodies, and PSUs to contribute their one day's salary to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM-CARES) Fund to aid the government's effort...

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/03/25/mib.jpg?itok=iyWfwBvu
MIB extends time for feedback on Cable TV Networks Amendment Bill 2020

The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has extended the timeline to receive feedback or comments on the proposed amendments of Cable Television Networks Amendment Bill 2020. While it was extended upto 17 March first time, the ministry has extended the date now till 13 April.

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/03/24/mib.jpg?itok=SGSNRP2F
MIB asks states to ensure operational continuity of media amid Covid-19 outbreak

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has directed all state governments and union territories to ensure uninterrupted operation of information networks as their outreach is of vital importance.

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/03/20/mib.jpg?itok=xPEevTDs
MIB asks private satellite channels to air TVC on COVID-19

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has directed private satellite TV channels to air a new television commercial on the dos and don’ts of COVID-19 as the pandemic  is taking a toll across the globe. While India is still at the stage II of the outbreak, the awareness among the common...

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/03/18/TV.jpg?itok=PFRIlDVj
AIDCF informs TRAI it will provide detailed submission for NTO 2.0 soon

MUMBAI: The All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) has submitted a letter to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), as per the judgement of the Kerala High Court, stating that it is collating information from member companies to make a detailed submission on the amended new tariff...

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/03/17/prakash.jpg?itok=BberHIj9
No assessment made on impact of NTO 2.0 on DD Free Dish: I&B minister

NEW DELHI: No assessment on the impact of new tariff order (NTO 2.0) on the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati’s free DTH platform DD Free Dish has been carried out by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), revealed I&B minister Prakash Javadekar in response to a question by Congress...

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/03/16/NTO.jpg?itok=sCTQVCbL
Corona : MCOF requests TRAI to defer NTO 2.0 implementation

The Maharashtra Cable Operators Federation (MCOF) has requested the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to defer the implementation of the amended tariff order (NTO 2.0) in view of the crisis created by Coronavirus. MCOF president Arvind Prabhu said that they are awaiting response from the...

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/03/13/coronna.jpg?itok=lhp60Zwf
COVID-19: Union ministry debunks fake order giving holidays to offices

MUMBAI: The ministry of health & family welfare has debunked a fake ‘Office Memorandum’ (OM) issued in its name, giving holidays to government offices in four states in view of the Coronavirus disease. The fake OM says that “holiday is mandatory to all schools, colleges, educational institutes...

Regulators People
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/03/12/tatasky.jpg?itok=DLf-Hx3T
Tata Sky seeks to amend its writ petition against TRAI in the tariff order case

MUMBAI: The direct-to-home (DTH) platform Tata Sky has sought to amend the writ petition which was filed earlier before the Delhi High Court against the new tariff order introduced by The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Alongside the ongoing case, Tata Sky seeks to amend the present...

Regulators High Court

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required