Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday launched a channel selector utility which is able to facilitate customers to view their TV subscription and select the channels of their curiosity whereas eradicating the undesirable ones. In an announcement, TRAI stated that after issuing the brand new tariff order for broadcasting companies it was seen that customers had been dealing with issue to go for TV channels or bouquets of their alternative on the Net portal or purposes of their respective Distributed Platform Operators (DPO).
Subsequently, the authority determined to develop an app which is able to fetch knowledge from DPOs. The TRAI Channel Selector app is out there for Android and iOS through Google Play and the App Retailer. It’s presently purposeful with main DTH operators and Multi System Operators (MSO/cable operators). Nonetheless, efforts are being made to combine different service suppliers additionally on the platform, TRAI stated.
The regulator stated it has developed the TV Channel Selector App to offer dependable, strong, and clear programs to tv subscribers. Subscribers will likely be authenticated by OTP on their registered cell quantity (RMN). In case there isn’t any registered cell variety of a subscriber with DPO, subscriber will get OTP on their TV display screen.
The app would facilitate subscribers to test their very own subscription, view all channels and bouquets offered by their DTH or Cable operator, select solely the channels of curiosity and take away undesirable channels. Customers can get one of the best mixture of person chosen channels or bouquets in identical value or in much less value through the use of the app, the assertion stated. It additionally offers customers the ability to switch present subscription and test actual time standing of your subscription request.
One other distinguished characteristic of the app is optimisation of the subscription earlier than it’s despatched to DTH or cable operator and, subsequently, the subscribers can get finest worth for cash, TRAI stated. TRAI had notified the New Regulatory Framework for Broadcasting and Cable companies in March 2017. The brand new framework got here into impact on December 29, 2018. TRAI’s new laws or orders for the tv and broadcasting sector had been meant to present freedom to customers to pick out which tv channels they wish to watch.