This decision from the two DTH operators comes to light as Telecom and Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has extended the deadline for migrating to the new plans to March 31. Tata Sky and Sun Direct have reportedly removed the network capacity fee (NCF) on additional free-to-air (FTA) channels.
Under the new TRAI framework, all DTH subscribers will need to migrate to new DTH and cable packs. For the same, the DTH operators have been directed to provide a base pack of 100 FTA channels, priced at Rs. 130 (Rs. 153 inclusive of taxes).
This base pack price includes content charges as well as NCF. And, now a report claims that Tata Sky and Sun Direct have removed the network fee on additional FTA channels for their consumers. While Sun Direct has revoked the charges completely, Tata Sky has removed the same partially for its subscribers.