The Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Standards of Quality of Service and Consumer Protection (Addressable Systems) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2020

Jan 08, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on January 01, 2020, notifies the Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Standards of Quality of Service and Consumer Protection (Addressable Systems) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2020 to further amend the Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Standards of Quality of Service and Consumer Protection (Addressable Systems) Regulations, 2017. These Regulations shall be applicable to broadcasting services related to television provided, through addressable systems, throughout the territory of India.

The followings are the amendments made under the Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Standards of Quality of Service and Consumer Protection (Addressable Systems) Regulations, 2017:-

Ø  In Regulation 2, new definitions are inserted, namely:-

Regulation 2(cca)- “long term subscription” means a subscription for a duration of six months or more, for which an advance payment has been made by the subscriber.

Regulation 2(eea)- “multi TV home” means a household having more than one TV connection or set top box in the name of one person.

Ø  In Regulation 38(1) related to “Display of channels in EPG”, a proviso has been substituted, namely:-

“It shall be mandatory for the distributor of television channels to display all the television channels available on its platform in the electronic programme guide, in such a manner that all the television channels of a particular language in a genre are displayed together consecutively and one television channel shall appear at one place only.”

Ø  Amendments are also made in Schedule I and II.

These Regulations shall come into effect from March 01, 2020.

[Notification No. F. No.21-4/2018-B&CS]


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