TRAI's undercut on CAS

TRAI fixes Rs.5 a month for pay channels

Broadcasters have to offer pay channels on an a la carte basis — stupendous
Maximum price of FTA for 30 channels fixed at Rs. 77 plus taxes — not new
Two compulsory schemes for set-top boxes also announced — good

But the broadcaster are set to go to court.

This is again a case where policy and people find themselves at a huge distance from each other. The proposal this time is for the consumer. It needn’t be so every time.

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