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Old 15th October 2019, 17:42   #346
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Thank you so much, will check on Oreo TV also before I decide a switch.
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The reason for the drastic increase is so called NCF (network capacity fee) of Rs. 130 + taxes equals Rs. 154 - which you have to pay anyway whether you take a single channel.
Also, pricing of Rs. 19 for one channel is ridiculous - channels are not free, they show ads anyway, so why the double charge. The NCF is not justified and definitely vested interests exist and TRAI is involved. You can buy an ordinary set top box for Rs. 500 and get all the free channels without any NCF, this seems like the NCF is gift by TRAI to DTH providers coming out of the subscribers pocket and its a huge amount to pay for just keeping your connection alive.
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The reason for the drastic increase is so called NCF (network capacity fee) of Rs. 130 + taxes equals Rs. 154 - which you have to pay anyway whether you take a single channel.
The NCF is not justified and definitely vested interests exist and TRAI is involved. You can buy an ordinary set top box for Rs. 500 and get all the free channels without any NCF, this seems like the NCF is gift by TRAI to DTH providers coming out of the subscribers pocket and its a huge amount to pay for just keeping your connection alive.
I feel government is using NCF to fund Doordarshan similar to TV license fee in UK it's just they are not openly telling. The genesis for rising cost of watching TV lies in forced introduction of CAS way back in 2003. It helped only corporate and has led to substandard programming content. Also Government rule of compulsory 30- 40% Indian content made broadcaster to charge more.
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The reason for the drastic increase is so called NCF (network capacity fee) of Rs. 130 + taxes equals Rs. 154 - which you have to pay anyway whether you take a single channel.
Also, pricing of Rs. 19 for one channel is ridiculous - channels are not free, they show ads anyway, so why the double charge. The NCF is not justified and definitely vested interests exist and TRAI is involved. You can buy an ordinary set top box for Rs. 500 and get all the free channels without any NCF, this seems like the NCF is gift by TRAI to DTH providers coming out of the subscribers pocket and its a huge amount to pay for just keeping your connection alive.

I'm glad we've decided to discuss the real issues with the new pricing. We probably need another poll to check how many of us are actually "saving money".



TRAI has betrayed the Indian consumer, but I'm sure the media will not rake up this issue, they've fallen silent more so than ever.
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It seems some broadcasters have slashed their prices. The likes of Sony & Colors are now Rs 12 compared to Rs 19 earlier.
TRAI channel selector still doesn't reflect them on their website!

https://telecomtalk.info/dth-cable-t...ls-rs7/224073/
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