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TRAI launches channel selector app

The app is available on both Google play store and Apple store.

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MUMBAI: In a move to facilitate consumers to view their TV subscription and choose the channels of their interest while removing the unwanted ones, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India launched a channel selector app. 

TRAI said that after issuing the new tariff order for broadcasting services it was noticed that consumers were facing difficulty to opt for TV channels or bouquets of their choice on the web portal or applications of their respective distributed platform operators (DPO).

TRAI has developed this app in order to provide reliable, robust and transparent systems to television subscribers. The app will fetch data of subscribers from respective DPOs platform through APIs. 

The regulatory body said that the app shall allow the customers to view all available channels and bouquets and pick individual ones. TRAI has claimed that the algorithm based app ensures that there is no duplication of channels and provides “optimised” channel subscriptions, to ensure cost savings. The app can also be used to modify and manage the existing subscription of the customer.

Most of the major DTH and cable operators are onboard the app, the regulator said. Efforts are underway to include other players to make them useful for all customers.

Channel Selector App is available on both Google Play Store and Apple Store.

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