In the press statement TRAI has said, “Consumer has complete freedom to choose their desired 100 Standard Definition (SD) channels within the network capacity fee of maximum Rs 130. The desired channels could be in a-la-carte, Free to Air channels, or Pay channels or bouquet of pay channels or any combination thereof. The choice completely rests with the consumers.”
@Deb_1 Out of 60, 25 are of Doordarshan FTA pack which is mandatory to get. so 35 channels are left. Since most channels are HD so in reality its only 17 channels I have subscribed to.
I need all the sports channels because I follow football so sony for champions league/La Liga & star for PL. Mom needs her entertainment channels. Adding each HD channel is not ideal because every single one of them costs Rs. 22.40 so you have no choice but to get a pack. Added sony and star packs and my monthly rent reached 400.
Moreover, Its not about how many channels I watch. It's about what I am getting for the amount of money I am paying. I am getting less than before. TRAI somehow has managed to reduce my choices while keeping my bill the same. How this has empowered me exactly?