New Delhi: The new rules for DTH and cable operators by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) come into effect on February 1, with January 31 being the new deadline for customers to choose the channels for which they wish to pay.

The premise is that these new DTH rules will make your cable television bill lower, at least from what it used to be. Here are three things to keep in mind about the new DTH, cable operator rules by TRAI.

TRAI’s notice issued on December 28, revised the deadline to January 31. The earlier deadline for migration was December 29, 2018.

The notification reads, “Provided further that all distributors of television channels shall offer and obtain the option for subscription of new packs, plans or bouquets from the subscribers in compliance with the provisions of these regulations on or before 31st January, 2019 and shall ensure that services to the subscribers are provided as per the new packs, plans or bouquets opted for subscription by the subscribers only after 31st January, 2019.”

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