After Sun Direct And Tata Sky, It’s Dish TV’s Turn To Make Watching TV Cheaper; Waives Off Network Capacity FeeDish TV subscribers would now be able to select from a variety of channels from all the FTA channels that are available without paying NCF and hence saving money (Representative Image) (Priyanka Parashar/Mint via Getty Images)

Days after Direct to Home (DTH) providers Sun Direct and Tata Sky removed Network Capacity Fee (NCF), Dish TV has introduced a similar offer, by removing the NCF for all of the free to air (FTA) channels, the Telecom Talk reports.

While Sun Direct gave subscribers access to free to air (FTA) channels with only the base back fee of Rs 130, excluding taxes, Tata Sky has introduced its offers on the same basis, after the rollout of the pay-per-channel plan of TRAI. Dish TV subscribers would also be able to watch the 189 FTA channels without paying Rs 130 NCF charge. However, the NCF would apply to Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) channels.

Dish TV subscribers would now be able to select from a variety of channels from all the FTA channels that are available without paying NCF and hence saving money,

Further, the service provider, for the ease of the subscribers, has classified the FTA channels into different categories - BST North (189 channels), BST Hindi (99 channels), BST Marathi and Gujarati (84 channels), BST Bangla Odia (83 channels), and BST DD Pack (25 channels).

With the new move, Dish TV subscribers would access the FTA channels in the same Rs 130 fee and won’t need to pay anything for new slabs if they want to watch more channels.

Before the induction of the offer, the operator used to charge more NCF from subscribers who were watching over 100 channels, and hence the proposal would be beneficial for subscribers who would subscribe to over 100 channels only. Subscribers who select less than 100 channels would not be affected by the change in pricing.

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