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TRAI reviewing the broadcast tariff system After complaints

Finally, TRAI understands that DTH & Cable TV Subscribers budget increased after new rule implementation. So TRAI has started a review of the broadcast tariff system and channels MRP.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has started a review of the broadcast tariff system which implemented 8 months ago, after lots of complaints of increased TV viewing budget and a large number of complaints about the difficulty of choosing channels. Experts said that the goal of the review is to make the choice of channels easier and also to reduce the price. The regulator has also reprimanded broadcasters and cable operators for misuse of new rules to increase revenue and eliminate consumers' choices.

TRAI released a detailed consultation paper on Friday, asking 30 questions. It asks whether channel bouquet should be allowed? Should discounts be re-considered within the bouquet offered to consumers? And should the ceiling in the bouquet be reviewed for the ceiling price (currently Rs 19)?

Earlier the same viewers were getting 100+ FTA channels and other channels at Rs.99 only. Most of DTH services were offering this pack including Dish TV, Videocon D2h and Airtel Digital TV.

For example, if earlier a viewer want to watch only one pay channel then the monthly cost was Rs.99+17 = 116 monthly
But after implementation of TRAI new rule, all the DTH services and broadcasters increased the prices of pay-TV channels. Now monthly budget coming for the same channels as below
Minimum payable amount Rs.154 which called NCF charge (Network Capacity Fees) + 19 for the pay channel. So now the consumer is paying for the single pay channel Rs.130+19 (TAX) = 175.82 monthly.
It means if anyone wants to watch only single pay channel then have to pay Rs.175
Earlier the same consumer getting lots of pay channel and FTA channels in Rs.180 monthly basic packs.

So that's why the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has started a review of the broadcast tariff system after lots of consumer complaints.

Do you have TATA Sky? Then Enrol and earn Rs.300

Yes, It is true. If you have TATA Sky connection then you can earn Rs.300 and more by referring your friends to buy TATA Sky connection.

How to participate :

TATA Sky running referral program on their official website "www.tatasky.com", Just visit www.tatasky.com/refer to fill the details like -
Your Name
TATA Sky Registered Mobile Number
Email ID

TATA Sky Offers, TATA Sky HD Connection

You can refer using your email, Social media platforms like the Facebook post, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Whatsapp, SMS or manually entering the friend's details as well as copying his/her unique referral link and sharing through other platforms.

When you will refer a friend then you can earn Rs.300 and your friend can get a discount of Rs.500 at the time of purchase TATA Sky HD Connection with a special plan.

The TATA Sky Referral Program is valid from 1 February 2019 for participation through "SMS" and from 11 April 2019 for participation through "Tata Sky Website". This program is still running so you can still participate in it. You can check the official website for details.

So if you want to start some discounts, then you can visit the official website. Terms and conditions also available on TATA Sky website.

For more updates of TATA Sky DTH, Click here.

Manoranjan Grand a FTA Hindi GE Channel launching soon

Manoranjan Grand a Free to Air Hindi General Entertainment Channel launching soon

Creative Channel Advertising and Marketing (Manoranjan Group) launching is the brand new free to air TV channel "Manoranjan Grand".

According to company, Manoranjan Grand TV channel will be available in Hindi language and it will focus on thriller, horror, crime and comedy shows. This channel will be available on all major DTH platform without any additional cost.

Manoranjan Grand TV Frequency, Manoranjan Grand on DD Freedish, Manoranjan Grand Free to air

After the new tariff order of the TRAI, the demand for FTA channels growing day by day. At this time there are no or few general entertainment channels available in the Hindi language.

As you know that all leading broadcasting companies converted their free to air channels in to pay channels. So now there is a big gap, the channel will fit in this gap.

The channel has already started test signals across various platforms and will official go on air from August 15.

At this time, in free to air market, only two or three channels are available like Dangal TV, Doordarshan National Channel, and Big Magic.

As you already know that recently Dangal TV a free to air channel became India's most-watched channel, announced by BARC website.

So let's wait for the Manoranjan Grand channel and its shows till 15 August, although it is not confirmed that this channel will be available on DD Freedish or not.

Food Food Channel now will reach in every home - FREE of Cost

Pradeep/ Blog
Wow, one of the bold step taken by Food Food channel, because it will reach in every corner of India by using DD Free dish platform.

DD Freedish is India's only FREE to air DTH service which has more than 100 TV channels including private TV and Educational TV channels. It has wide reached in a rural area, now every home replaces his traditional TV antenna to DD Freedish dish antenna.

The Food Food Channel coming soon on DD Freedish - Good News

Will, you believe it, If you visit any village, in any location, if there is electricity then you can easily find DD Freedish antenna on any roof.

So, now every Indian can watch Food Food channel by DD Freedish without any monthly charges. It is a good decision by channel.
Earlier lots of premium TV channels were available in DD Freedish. But after compilation of new TRAI rules, all broadcasters have removed channels from DD Freedish. Suddenly, all the channels have changed to pay tv channels. As per media reports, all the broadcasters wanted to convert free subscriber to pay subscriber. But it is ground truth -if the average income of India is Rs.24 per day, then how they can watch subscription-based TV channels?.

(Source- business-standard)
Per capital income grew 45% under Narendra Modi regime, says CSO- Oh Really ?? well, good news.

now the food channel may get lots of ad revenues. Because it is the first recipe and lifestyle TV channel of DD Freedish DTH. Although there is no special Buquet in DD Freedish.

About Food Food Channel - Food Food is an Indian food and lifestyle channel that was launched in January 2011. Food Food is already available on satellite in India through Tata Sky, Videocon, Airtel, and other major cable networks and MSOs across India. Food Food is the first Indian channel that is shot entirely in high definition.

Big broadcasters to pull-out channels from DD Free Dish - Yes, It is right. All the channels were removed from DD Freedish DTH.

B4u Television Network bringing two new movies channels

B4U Television Network going to launch two new movie channels in India, named are B4U Kadak & B4U Bhojpuri.

B4U Kadak is latest Hindi movie channel which will be distributed across India using DTH, Cable TV platforms, It is expected to launch by 31st May 2019, where B4U Bhojpuri channel is regional movie channel in the Bhojpuri language. B4U Bhojpuri channel specially launched for north Indian states like UP, Bihar, Jharkhand. B4U Bhojpuri channel already launched and first available on DD Freedish and Dish TV platform.

Currently, B4u Television network has three TV channels in India which are already available in DD Freedish as free to air (FTA) in MPEG-2 quality, channels name are B4u Movies, B4U music & Movie House.
Although two other channels B4U Aflam and B4U Plus running in outside of India, like the Middle East, Canada, USA.

About B4U:

B4U Network is the leading Television network with over 300 million Plus viewers in over 100 countries. B4U Music ranks among the top 2 channels in the Hindi music genre while B4U Movies ranks among the top 3 channels in Hindi Movie Genre in India. B4U is entering the regional entertainment space with B4U Bhojpuri, a Bhojpuri Movie Channel.

Official website:

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Know, How Dangal TV became India's most popular TV channel?

Know, How Dangal TV became India's most popular TV channel?

Did you hear that India's no.1 channel is "Dangal TV"? Yes, it is true after long time BARC finally released the TV viewership data (TRP). Now everybody is surprised that how Dangal TV became India's no.1 channel.

Today, we will try to find out the reason why and how Dangal TV becomes the most popular channel in India.

As you know, recently all Hindi popular channels removed from DD Freedish DTH, all popular channels like Star Utsav, Sony Pal, Rishtey TV, Star Bharat, Zee Anmol, Zee Anmol Cinema, Sony Wah, Rishtey Cineplex, Star Utsav movies became pay channel. All the broadcasters decided to remove these channel after implementation of TRAI rules.

All the premium broadcasters have worried that some pay tv subscribers may move to DD Free dish after new Trai rules. Because most of DTH and Cable TV monthly plans increased their prices due to high MRP of individual channels, and the MRP is included the tax.

For example, if you buy 10 popular pay tv channels individually according to the current MRP rates then it may be higher then previous CAble TV / DTH monthly charges.

Let's Calculate the total prices of the first 10 pay popular channels with tax.
  1. Zee TV at Rs.22.42
  2. Star Plus at Rs.22.42
  3. Colors TV Rs.22.42
  4. Sony TV at Rs.22.42
  5. SAB TV at Rs.22.42
  6. & TV at Rs.14.16
  7. Star Bharat at Rs. 11.80
  8. Zee Cinema at Rs.17.70
  9. Sony Max at Rs.17.70
  10. Star Gold at Rs.9.44

Total Rs.182.90

See the difference, earlier all the middle-class viewers or the families (like me)  have subscribed monthly base pack of Rs.240-250 and getting all Hindi pay TV channels, All popular Hindi Channels, almost all the music channels including news, kids and infotainment. (No English channels). It means entertainment became very expansive for me.

So that's why all the broadcasters removed their FTA channels from DD Free dish and included them in broadcaster bucket.

but the end of the picture, DD Free dish subscriber lost all the entertainment and now all DD Free dish subscriber watching only Dangal TV and Big magic, because as of now, only 2-3 Hindi private channels available in DD Freedish.

Personally, I would congratulate to "Dangal TV" for this milestone and it is bad news for those channels which was earlier on the top but now in the bottom or not showing in BARC data.
Know, How Dangal TV became India's most popular TV channel?

Now you easily understand how "Dangal TV" became India's no.1. For confirming BRAC data, you can visit their official website.


The first e-Auction for MPEG 4 slots (39th e-auction of DD Free Dish), as per the new policy guidelines for DD Free Dish, was successfully conducted from 27th to 29th March, 2019. There was overwhelming response to the 39th e-auction, as almost four times applications were received against the vacant slots of MPEG 4. There was no genre based restrictions or reservations for participating in the 39th e-auction.

Subsequently, 15 channels were successfully allocated slots. Subject to completion of all formalities, 15 channels ,who have successfully bid for slots, will come on DD Free Dish platform w.e.f. 15th April, 2019.
Highlight of the first MPEG 4 slots e-Auction is as follows;

No of slots
Minimum Reserve
Average Slot price
Highest bid price


Rs 5.00 Lacs
Rs         44.17         Lacs
(almost    900    percent
premium over Reserve price)
Rs 57.10 Lacs (almost 1150 percent premium over Reserve price)

DD Free dish 39th e-auction Result Declared for MPEG-4 slots

Source : Prasar Bharti

DD Free dish 39th e-auction Result Declared for MPEG-4 slots

DD Free dish 39th e-auction Result Declared for MPEG-4 slots, 15 vacant slots get private TV channels. These channels can be access only i-cas supported set-top boxes, which has recently launched by various manufacturers in India.

If you want to replace your box then you can visit nearest electronic store, you can find online from Flipkart.com, Snapdeal.com, Mahamargin.com, CatvIndia.com etc websites or find in Google.
List of Successful bidders of 39th e-auction of MPEG-4 slots of DD Free Dish

S. No.
Name of Channel
Genre of Channel
Aastha Bhajan
Devotional Hindi
ABP Ganga
News Hindi
Devotional Hindi
Aryan TV National
News Hindi
Chardikala Time TV
News Punjabi
Enter 10 Bangala
Movies Bangala
Home Shop 18
Oscar Bhojpuri
Movies Bhojpuri
Devotional Hindi
Sky Star Bangla (Sky Star Filme)
Movies Hindi
Sky Star Telugu (Sky Star Music)
Music Hindi
Subh TV
Devotional Hindi
Vedic TV
Devotional Hindi
WoW Cinema One
Movies Hindi


NAMO TV Channel launched and added on Dish TV and Videocon DTH

NAMO TV Channel launched and added on Dish TV and Videocon DTH

DTHNews, New Delhi, March 27: This is good news for Indian Public that Government launched Namo TV for awareness of 5 years of public welfare schemes and government policies of the Union government.

The NaMo TV Channel is now 24/7 live on Videocon and Dish TV. DD Free dish users can also get this channel by using this frequency. The channel is free to air and people are not required to pay any monthly rental to watch The NaMo TV.
NAMO TV Channel launched and added on Dish TV and Videocon DTH

Although, the channel was running for a long time as a test feed and now it has finally been launched on Tuesday (26/03/2019). The channel was launched after the success of the NaMo mobile app which has gained major popularity within a short time.

The NaMo TV is available on Videocon and dish TV at 302 and 770 channel numbers respectively. The channel is also available in various languages.

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