Trai Channel Selector Tool Will Help You Gain Insight on Your TV Subscriptions and Reduce Monthly Bills

The new bill under the Trai tariff regime is divided into two parts consisting of content charges for the pay channels and the other charges of network capacity fee (NCF).

By June 6th, 2019 AT 7:25 PM
Highlights
  • The Trai channel selector tool is available on the Trai official website
  • Trai channel selector tool is handy application for DTH and cable subscribers and it is free of cost

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) introduced the new pricing mandate with the goal of making the DTH and broadcasting industry fairer and more transparent. However, in the months following the rollout of the new rules we have seen some unexpected and expected results including the rise in monthly TV bills. In the last few months, there have been introductions of new channel packs from both broadcasters and the DPOs. However, even with such a wide array of choices to make for the subscribers, they are finding a way to reduce their monthly TV bills. In case you have not yet looked at the option of Trai channel selector application, then we would recommend you to do so as it can help you reduce your monthly TV bills by giving you a deep insight into your subscription costs.

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Trai Channel Selector Application: What is it?

To help the subscribers in migrating to the new channel packs, Trai has launched a channel selector application. The channel selector application is available on the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India official website, and it is an excellent way for the subscribers to go through the process and list out the channels before actually finalising them. The channel selector application will allow these subscribers to get the right pricing for their selection and to have an appropriate estimate about what they will be paying every month, without a bias. Read ahead to know how you can accurately predict the pricing of your monthly channel subscription with the new Trai channel selector application.

How to Use Trai Channel Selector Application?

When you click on the “Get Started” button on the channel selector website, you will then be asked to fill in your details like Name, Mobile number, service provider details and previous bill amount. You can decide to fill in these details or leave them out entirely as they are optional. You will then be asked to select your residence state, keep in mind that the application will suggest you channels depending on your region so this is one option you might consider filling in. Depending on your selection of state, you will be given choices among various languages including regional ones. On the next page, you will be asked to select among multiple genres like News, Music, Devotion, Sports and more. Lastly, you will be asked to choose HD, SD or both. It is worth noting that all the options up till now are optional, so you can make your selections to narrow down your choices or skip them all.

After making the choices described above, the channel selector application will finally be on-screen now. We recommend that you start by making choices in the Free to Air channel tab. On top of your screen, you will be able to see your total selections under the “Channels Selected” area. This area will also display the total prices of your selection. The total FTA channels listed in this section is 550. After making the selection from the FTA section, you can navigate to the “Pay Channels” tab to select your a-la-carte channels.

In this section, you will be able to sort your channels depending on language, quality (HD or SD), genres, price and broadcasters. Scrape through the list to find the channels that you watch and add them to your cart while keeping a check on your monthly rental on the top of your screen. Lastly, move on to the “Channel Bouquet List” to search through the various packs which you find worth adding after you have made all your selections tap on the “My Selection” button present on the upper menu. Here you will be able to get an overview of your entire selection; this page will also show the number of pay channels, number of FTA channels, number of mandatory channels which is 25, along with the monthly pricing, with and without taxes. Take an overview to either eliminate channels or go back to add more.

Lowering Your Monthly Bill on Channel Selector Application

When you are ready, tap on the optimise button which is the highlight of the Trai channel selector app. This feature will eliminate your repetitive additions in the cart, and it will also find out if you could replace your group of individual channels by a bouquet which is more affordable. This way you can get the lowest price for your selection as individually selecting channels might lead to a higher monthly bill.

Finalising Your New Channel Packs and Choices

After you’re done selecting channels and optimising your bill print your channel selection or save it on your laptop or computer. Next, you should go to your respective DTH or cable TV provider’s website to make your final selection. Copy all the choices you made from your Trai application list along with the bouquets and FTA channels onto your DTH website. Place and finalise your order. DTH providers or cable operators usually update the channels on your STB in a matter of a few hours or even less.

Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.

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Roshab

Local cable operator charging extra 50rs saying that service charge to pay the salary of employees how can stop this can you guide me in that

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S.RAMAKRISHNAN

ALL THE OPERATORS DONT ALLOW US TO CHOOSE OUR CHOICE CHANNELS UNDER FTA PACK.THEY SHOULD SHOW ALL THE AVAILABLE CHANNELS UNDER FTA CATEGORY,AND THERE SHOULD BE A PROVISION FOR US TO CLICK THE CHANNELS OF OUR CHOICE.BUT,WHAT ALL,TATASKY,D2H AND AIRTEL ARE DOING IS,THEY SHOW SOME PACK UNDER FTA AND,YOU HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE ,EITHER TO ADD CHANNEL OR DELETE CHANNELS UNDER THAT PACK.I HAVW BEEN WRITING ABOUT THIS TO TRAI MORE THAN FOUR TIMES AND TO TELECOM TALKSEVERAL TIMES,BUT,IT SEEMS,THEY HAVENOT LOOKED INTO THIS ASPECTS SO FA R,NOW, UNDER FTA ,TRAI SHOULD DIRECT ALL OPERATORS TO GIVE RIGHT TO THE CUSTOMERS,TO… Read more »

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Ashok

They are not charging (including NCF) for that FTA pack… So no issues for me.

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