In a bonanza for TV viewers, whether cable or direct to home (DTH), the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has issued an order whereby consumers can view 100 pay or free channels by paying just Rs 153.40 per month (including GST). According to a Trai press communique, consumers should choose these 100 channels before January 31 as the new system will start from February 1.
As per Trai, the base pack does not include high definition (HD) channels. However, some media agencies have reported that HD channels can also be chosen and one HD channel will be equivalent to two non-HD channels. Consumers should enquire with their service provider.