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TV18 Broadcast publishes new RIO adhering to NTO 2.0

The broadcaster has published its latest channel rates in the RIO.

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Mumbai: TV18 Broadcast Ltd has published its reference interconnection (RIO) offer issued under telecommunications (broadcasting and cable) services interconnection (addressable systems) regulations, 2017 for all distribution platforms. The new RIO will be effective from 1 December. 

The tariffs for a-la-carte channels and bouquets published in the RIO adhere to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) new tariff order (NTO) 2.0.

Viacom18 network channels including their flagship Hindi GEC Colors, Kannada GEC Colors Kannada both SD and HD will be priced greater than Rs 12. As per NTO 2.0, Trai has mandated that a channel’s MRP must not exceed Rs 12 for it to be included in any bouquet. The aforementioned channels will not be part of any of the 39 bouquets offered by the broadcaster.

The implementation of the new tariff order 2.0 has been halted as broadcasters under the aegis of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) have challenged the Trai order in the Supreme Court. The final hearing on the matter is scheduled for 30 November.

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