Draft Telecommunications (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Standards of Quality of Service and Consumer Protection (Addressable Systems) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2019

Aug 13, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on August 09, 2019, has published the draft Telecommunications (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Standards of Quality of Service and Consumer Protection (Addressable Systems) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2019 to further amend the Telecommunications (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Standards of Quality of Service and Consumer Protection (Addressable Systems) Regulations, 2017. It will come into force after thirty days from the date of its final publication in the Official Gazette.

The amendments made in Regulation 2017 are:

 Every distributor of television channels shall allow the consumers to access, through any application (such as Mobile App) or portal, to view the television channels and bouquets of channels available on its platform, select the television channels or bouquet(s) of channels of their choice available on the platform, deselect any channel or bouquet(s) of channels, view their subscription details and modify their subscription.

 Every distributor of television channel shall enable and facilitate its website or system in such a manner that an application or portal developed by a person may have access to its platform.

 Every distributor of television channel shall allow exchange of information as specified in the channel selection system API specifications.

All persons likely to be effected are invited for comments and suggestions, if any, on the draft Regulation by August 22, 2019. The comments received will be posted on TRAI’s website www.trai.gov.in. The comments may be sent, preferably in electronic form, to Shri Arvind Kumar, Advisor (B&CS), TRAI on the email ID [email protected] or [email protected]. For any clarification or information, Shri Arvind Kumar, Advisor (B&CS) may be contacted at Telephone No. +91-11-23220209. 

[Notification No. F. No.12-37/2019-B&CS]


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