(www.arya-tv.com) After Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, TV viewers are going to be hit by inflation. In fact, watching TV in the country will become expensive from December 1. This is because the prices of select channels are going to increase from 1st December. In such a situation, users will have to pay 50 percent more price to watch these channels.
Let us inform that the country’s leading broadcasting networks ZEE, STAR, SONY, VIACOM 18 have excluded some of their channels from the proposed bouquet list of the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI). The effect of which will be seen on your monthly Direct to Home (DTH) recharge.
Which channel will be expensive to watch
To watch channels from entertainment category like STAR PLUS, COLORS, SONY, ZEE, customers will have to pay 35 to 50 percent more. At present, the average price of these channels is Rs 49 per month, which can be increased to Rs 69 per month. To watch Sony channel, instead of Rs 39, you have to pay Rs 71 per month. Similarly, instead of Rs 39 for ZEE channel, Rs 49 per month will be charged from December 1. Whereas for Viacom18 channels, you will have to pay Rs 39 per month instead of Rs 25.
The broadcaster was suffering
Broadcasters were incurring losses due to TRAI’s fixed rate list. Due to this, the broadcaster has fixed new rates by excluding some of its channels from TRAI’s bouquet list. Actually the problem was with TRAI’s new tariff order. The channels, whose monthly value was kept between Rs 15-25 by the broadcasting network, were fixed at a minimum of Rs 12 due to the new tariff order of TRAI. In such a situation, the broadcaster has announced an increase in DTH recharge in tariff to compensate for the loss.