No black-out of existing subscribed TV channels: TRAI
New Delhi , Dec 26 : Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday rubbished messages circulating in media that there may be black-out of existing subscribed channels on TV screens after Dec 29 and clarified that there will be no disruption of TV channel services due to implementation of the new regulatory framework.
It has also highlighted that the new regulatory framework for Broadcasting and Cable services, notified in March 2017, was duly re-notified in the form of press release in July this year by prescribing implementation schedule.
"Accordingly, all the timelines in the (new regulatory) framework commenced from 3rd July 2018. As per the implementation schedule, all the service providers were required to complete the preparation for migration to the new framework by December 28, 2018," read the TRAI statement issued today.
It also informed that in view of the interest of the subscribers and to enable a smooth transition, the Authority is preparing a detailed migration plan for all the existing subscribers.
"The migration plan will provide ample opportunity to each and every subscriber for making an informed choice. This will also enable service providers in carrying out the various activities as stipulated in the new regulatory framework in a time-bound manner," it further stated.