New Delhi: The Madras high court has refused to grant stay on the tariff order of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), following a petition brought by the television broadcaster Star India Pvt. Ltd and its subsidiary Vijay Television Pvt. Ltd.
Star and Vijay Television had filed the petition on the grounds that the tariff regulations issued by Trai stand in conflict with the Copyright Act, 1957. The Madras high court in December had ordered Trai to maintain a status quo on the tariff order.
In its order, Trai has proposed a new tariff framework for pricing and packaging of TV channels offered to subscribers, listing channel genres and a cap on the channel prices.
Additionally, households across the country will now have to pay only Rs130 per month, excluding taxes, to access 100 standard definition television channels.
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