Broadcasters required to declare MRP within 60 days from publication of tariff order


31 Mar 2017
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MUMBAI: Removing the ambiguity regarding the declaration of nature of channels in the tariff order and the declaration of reference interconnection offer (RIO) in the interconnection regulation, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has amended Clause 3 (b) of the tariff order. As per the amendment, broadcasters will now have to declare the nature of a channel as pay or free to air (FTA) and the maximum retail price (MRP) of the channel after 60 days from the date of publication of the tariff order in the official gazette As per the principal tariff order, broadcasters had to declare the same after 30 days from the date of publication. Accordingly, Clauses 6 and 8 of the order will come into force after 30 days from the date of its publication in the official gazette. Clause 6 states that every broadcaster will have to furnish within 30 days the (a) name, nature and language of each channel offered by the broadcaster; (b) maximum retail price, per month, of each pay channel, if any, offered by the broadcaster; (c) list of all bouquets of pay channels, if any, offered by the broadcaster, along with respective maximum retail prices, per month, of each bouquet and the names of all the pay channels contained in each such bouquet Read more at: |