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TRAI plans to allow third-party apps for TV channel selection.. - nairrk - 08-10-2019

TRAI plans to allow third-party apps for TV channel selection even as DPOs raise concern

MUMBAI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Friday issued draft (Second Amendment) to the Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Standards of Quality of Service and Consumer Protection (Addressable Systems) Regulations 2017.

Through this draft regulation (second amendment), TRAI is seeking the comments of the stakeholders on the issue of developing of app by third parties and consequent sharing of information using API between distribution platform operators (DPOs) and consumers to have ease in selection of channels of their choice and reduce TV viewing charges by optimising their subscription while allowing them to view channels of their interest.

The draft regulation (second amendment) will be open for comments of the stakeholders up to the 22nd August.

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