Step-by-step guide to select channels under India’s new cable TV

TRAI recently released its new guidelines regarding the broadcasting and pricing over DTH and Cable TV services.

All the DTH companies including Dish TV, Tata Sky, and Airtel Digital TV have already announced the different channel packs they have got on offer. Dish TV has pre-selected its customers’ channel packages as per their old plan and has moved them automatically to the new packages. However, if you are working with other operators, you will need to select your TV channel preferences on your cable service provider platform to avail of the new tariff.

As part of its momentous announcement, TRAI had issued strict guidelines to the broadcasters to streamline the selection and pricing options of the cable or DTH channels. The move is intended to let the consumers avail of the cable and DTH services at a minimal cost without having to waste money on paying for the channels they never use.

The new regulations brought in by TRAI lets the customers pay only for those channels they want to watch. TRAI has released a Channel Selector App that will let the customer know the estimate of the subscription charges meant for the channels they have selected.

Similar to how it works with other DTH service providers, the consumers of Dish TV can also do the channel selection in three ways. The first way is to call the Dish TV customer care. The second route is to make use of the My DishTV app to do the channel selection. The third way is to visit Dishtv.in website and choose the channels you want using your login credentials.

Here is a step by step procedure to choosing the channels on DishTV on the company’s dedicated website.

Step One

Visit the DishTV website. Go to ‘Subscriber Corner’ that you will find on the top right corner of the website. You can also land on the Subscriber Corner by clicking on the banner ad that has notified “Register your choice as per TRAI’s new mandate.”

Step Two

The Subscriber Corner page will prompt you to log in. You can do this either by using your VC number or registered ten digit mobile number. Also, you can choose to give your password or log in using OTP.

Step Three

Once you have logged in, the account page on Dish TV’s page will show up the selection page by default arrangement. In case it does not open itself, you can open it by clicking on ‘Packs & Channels’.

Step Four

On the ‘Packs & Channels’ page you will see ‘Select Your Zone’ option that will cover the regional bouquet of channels DishTV offers. This will be based on languages of the North and South regions.

Step Five

After you have selected your zone, you will see the list and details of Dish Combo packs, Add-Ons, Channels, and Bouquets. Based on your preferences you can add them to your cart and checkout.

In the five simple steps given above, you will have created your own unique channel package based on your viewing preferences. Now you can enjoy the benefits of revised pricing as per the new TRAI regulations.
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