TRAI Channel Selector app: How to find best DTH plan, calculate how much TV bill you will pay after Feb 1

first_imgIt’s been a while since TRAI drafted and directed the DTH service providers and cable operators to implement the new regulations. The new regulations have been devised to ensure that all stakeholders in the DTH, as well as cable TV ecosystem, get have a fair share of power as well as earnings. The immediate benefit of the new regulations is that viewers get more power in choosing what they watch and what they pay for.Since the deadline for phasing out the existing regulations is till January 31, 2019, TRAI has been trying its best to make sure the new regulations are understood and implemented efficiently by viewers, service providers and broadcasters. The new regulations have already made broadcasters list prices for all their individual channels on a la carte basis. Price for the channel bouquets is also mentioned under TRAI’s direction.On the consumer side, TRAI maintained the new regulations will benefit with overall lower pricing, especially when they opt for the a la carte based packs. However, there was no clarity as to how it would benefit the consumers. TRAI, therefore, came up with a new tool that could estimate an approximate total bill that one would incur after February 1, 2019. The tool is called Channel Selector App and is available for free for anyone to use on the Internet. The tool can help consumers get a rough estimation of the bill if they opt to go for the a la carte option.So, can you estimate the exact TV bill that you might incur after February 1 with the Channel Selector app? Do note that the Channel Selector App provides a rough estimate of the bill based on the highest possible prices for the Network Capacity Fee. Also, your DTH or cable operator may offer certain bouquets or channel packs for slightly lower prices. The base pack may also be offered for prices lower than Rs 130. Therefore, you won’t get the accurate numbers that your DTH or cable operator will provide you from the next month.advertisement However, based on the numbers that TRAI is using for Channel Selector app, it’s possible to get a rough estimation of your TV bill if you opt for the a la carte system. Based on the app, we have come up with possible prices in bills that you might incur as a TV viewer.Base packYou will have to pay Rs 130 as the Network Capacity Fee for the base pack that contains up to 100 channels. Additionally, a sum of 18 per cent GST will apply to the overall pack. Every paid channel added to the base pack will add the price to the total sum. All the 25 Doordarshan channels will also be available as standard in the base pack.For the freeloadersIf you want to watch only Free-To-Air (FTA) channels, then you won’t have to pay any additional price for each channel. You will only need to pay the Network Capacity Fee of Rs 130 and the 18 per cent GST amount, which in this case amounts to a total of Rs 154. You can add up to 100 FTA channels.For the sports fanaticIf you choose all SD sports channels only in the a la carte model, then the maximum amount you will have to pay is Rs 331, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST.If you opt for all 10 HD sports channels in India, then the maximum amount that you will have to pay is Rs 349, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST.For those who swear by Hindi daily soaps If you only choose all the 15 SD Hindi General Entertainment Channels (GEC), all you will have to pay is Rs 493, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST. For 8 HD Hindi channels, you will have to pay Rs 313.If you go for all five English GEC channels, then the amount will sum up to Rs 203, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST. For the 7 HD channels, the amount will go up to Rs 241.If you go for all English and Hindi SD GEC channels, then the total amount will be Rs 347, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST. For HD versions of the same, you will have to shell out Rs 401.If you only want music channelsIf you choose all English and Hindi music channels listed on TRAI’s website, then you will incur a total amount of Rs 160, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST.For the HD versions of the same, you will have to shell out Rs 165, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST.advertisementWhat if movie channels are all that matter to youFor all 15 Hindi SD movie channels, you will have to pay Rs 240, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST.For the HD versions, the price goes up to Rs 258, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST.For all English SD movie channels, the total price comes to Rs 236, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST.For the HD iterations of the same, you will have to pay Rs 338, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST.For the Lifestyle freaksFor all three English and Hindi SD lifestyle channels registered in the app, the total price will come to Rs 160. For the HD versions of the same, it will cost Rs 166.News buffs, here’s how much it will cost you For all 24 Hindi SD news channels, you will have to pay Rs 231, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST.For all 10 English SD news channels, the total price comes to Rs 187, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST.For the 3 HD iterations of English and Hindi news channels, you will have to pay Rs 174, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST.Kids packIf you want to purchase all English and Hindi cartoon channels for kids, then you will have to approximately pay a sum of Rs 206.There’re only three HD kids channel on offer, which will cost you Rs 179.Education/Infotainment channelsFor all 15 Hindi and English SD educational channels, you will have to pay Rs 181, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST.For the HD versions, the price goes up to Rs 220, including the Network Capacity Fee and the GST.For the family man who wants a selected choice of all genresIf you are purchasing a family pack plan including various sports, kids, GEC, music and movies channels via the a la carte option, you might incur a higher bill. For example, an average selection of 30 pay channels and 37 free channels including a decent choice of sports, entertainment, movies, lifestyle, infotainment and news channels amounts to approximately Rs 325.On the other hand, when we went through the broadcaster’s channel bouquets, we ended up getting 57 pay channels and 25 free channels, with a combination of interesting channel mix. The price for all this? Just Rs 295, which is cheaper compared to the choice made by the a la carte option. Therefore, if you are looking to cut costs from your TV bills, the bouquet packs from broadcasters might be the best way to do so.Note:The prices indicated here are based on what TRAI has fed to its Channel Selector app. It is as accurate as TRAI data on DTH plans. Also, it is indicative. The packs we have discussed above are based on some assumptions, such as what channels you will watch. There are hundreds of channels and essentially there are hundreds and thousands of possible combinations. So for example, the TV bill for your sports pack may differ from the one we have given here. Treat the packs discussed here as sort of ballpark estimates.advertisementALSO READ | TRAI new DTH rules to apply from Feb 1: How it will change your TV viewing experienceALSO READ | TRAI ‘s new Channel Selector application will help you calculate TV bills after January 31 ALSO READ | New DTH rules: TRAI says if faulty TV connection not fixed in 72 hours, you don’t have to paylast_img read more

Colin Kaepernick Named Citizen of the Year While JAYZ

Colin Kaepernick has been named “Citizen of the Year” by GQ magazine. The former San Francisco 49er landed the cover of GQ’s latest issue for protesting racial injustice by kneeling for the national anthem during NFL games. Since then, he’s angered everyone from the common Twitter user to Donald Trump, who’s called him out on social media, television and at a rally. It also seems that Kaepernick has been blackballed by the league and its owners for protesting. He filed a grievance against the NFL and accused them of collusion. He continues to remain silent and chose not to be interviewed for the GQ article.  He agreed to a photo shoot in Harlem, N.Y. where he posed with local adults and children. On top of that, some of Kaepernick’s friends, allies and general admirers gave statements for the article. Folks like J. Cole, Ava DuVernay, former teammate Eric Reid and Harry Belafonte, who said he’d help the quarterback however he could. “In my 90th year of life, to see people like Colin Kaepernick having gotten the message and carrying the cause forward is the greatest reward I could ask for,” said Belafonte. “Colin is a remarkable young man. The fact that he spoke out on police brutality against young black men, I thought it was absolutely admirable. I’m prepared to do anything it takes and whatever steps I can to support him if this insanity continues.”DuVernay — who also praised Kaepernick — said she had dinner with him and his mate Nessa just one night after Trump called him out during a rally in Alabama. She also said that his “stillness and wisdom” took her aback considering all of the scrutiny he faces. “Look at this brother,” she said. “He’s doing better than any of us would’ve done. A lot better. With a lot more elegance.”Related news: Colin KaepernickPolice Chief Apologizes But ‘No Policy In Place’ to Discipline Officer Over Colin Kaepernick CostumeMaster P Has a Better Solution for Colin Kaepernick NFL WoesCBS Sports Reporter Backtracks on Colin Kaepernick Anthem ReportCole, meanwhile, said Kaepernick’s level of altruism should always be etched in our minds since he sacrificed a lifetime of hard work and dreams to get to the pros.“You’re talking about a guy in his athletic prime who’s lived his whole life dreaming about playing football at a level that millions of kids dream to get to, and in his first big season he takes his team to within five yards of winning a Super Bowl,” said the rapper. “Suddenly, something that he’s been doing blindly for his whole life — standing for the national anthem — now feels uncomfortable. Why? Because now it feels phony. It feels like, ‘Man, how can I stand for this thing when this country is not holding itself true to the principles it says it stands for? I feel like we’re lying.’” At this time, there’s no word when Kaepernick’s grievance case will begin. But according to ESPN, several NFL owners have been called for depositions and asked to hand over their email and cell phone records. Owners such as Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones, New England Patriots Robert Kraft and Houston Texans Bob McNair all have been called.In addition, ABC News reports that the owners were chosen for depositions based on public statements they made about the quarterback in the past. “But regardless of what happens with the grievance, Kaepernick’s days of playing in the NFL are over, and he’ll continue to fight for injustice,” said John Carlos, who famously raised his fist in protest with Tommie Smith at the 1968 Olympics.“Mr. Kaepernick, who needs no introduction, is this generation’s iconic civil rights leader,” Carlos told TMZ. “Through his commitment and sacrifice to speak about the awareness of police brutality against blacks in America, Kaepernick has cemented his status in my books as one of many great individuals whose name will be spoken alongside the likes of Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Dr. Tommie Smith, Peter Norman and myself.”Although JAY-Z didn’t mention Kaepernick specifically during a recent “4:44” tour stop in Miami, he touched on the NFL protests and those players speaking out in other sports. “I want ya’ll to understand, when people are kneeling and putting their fist up, it’s not about a flag,” said JAY to the crowd. “It’s about justice, and that’s not a black or white thing that’s a human issue. Everybody should feel the same way. If your 16-year-old child left the house and didn’t come back, everyone should be affected … That’s a young person who lost their life senselessly.”JAY then addressed the black folks in the audience and like on his “4:44” album, spoke of ownership and not letting others dictate your financial future. He also said that Black people could do a far better job of sticking together.“Black people in particular, we gotta get our sh– together,” he stated. “We gotta start bossing up. We gotta start working with each other. We can’t be hired help. We’re not second-class citizens to anybody.”We reached out to the law firm Geragos & Geragos that’s handling Kaepernick’s case to get updates and question whether they think he’ll return to the NFL. But they chose not to respond or give any further information at this time. read more

City Council approves law that makes it illegal to provide marijuana to

first_img KUSI Newsroom, The addition of marijuana and controlled substances to the Social Host Ordinance gives law enforcement a tool to deter conduct that puts our kids at risk. Working with @ChiefNisleit, we’ll educate the public about this ordinance, and hold accountable those who choose to ignore it— SD City Attorney (@CityAttorneySD) March 5, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Last week, San Diego City Council approved an amendment to the city’s social host ordinance. It is now illegal to host a gathering where minors can have access to marijuana substances.City Attorney Mara Elliot discussed the new amendment and why she supported it on Good Morning San Diego.RELATED STORY: San Diego City Council OKs amendment focusing on underage marijuana use March 12, 2019 Posted: March 12, 2019center_img City Council approves law that makes it illegal to provide marijuana to minors in social settings KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Mara Elliot, Marijuana FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between August 5, 2018 to August 12, 2018 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierWilmington remains may come home from North Korea by Jessica KasparianFirst Go4Life Family Walk For Grandparents Day by Heather BurnsBoard of Health tables vote on sale of tobacco products from convenience stores to Aug. 21 by Lizzy HillWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchWilmington Commuters Get Reprieve On MBTA Parking Rate Increase by Dave CopelandLowell SunWilmington community rallies for one who has helped so many by Kori TuittSmall town hyssssteria for missing lizard, Tiggs by Kori TuittLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Throwback When Anil Ambani broke up with Tina Munim under family pressure

first_imgThe love story of former Bollywood actress Tina Munim and business tycoon Anil Ambani well could have been a plot of some Bollywood movie. Though the couple went through a lot of rough patches at the beginning of their relationship, once they got married, there was no looking back for the two. And three decades later, they have made our belief in love conquers all, even more, stronger.In a freewheeling chat with Simi Garewal, Tina Ambani and Anil Ambani had bared their souls out on their love story and how they reached the decision to marry. Anil and Tina met for the first time at a party where Anil was taken aback by seeing her in a black saree as it was quite unconventional for anyone to turn up for a wedding wearing black. Both were introduced to each other and Anil didn’t waste time and immediately asked her out. Tina, who was not looking out for a relationship then, politely turned him down.When many years later, they again met, Tina was left in awe of his personality and simplicity. Anil too was impressed by her beauty and genuineness. The duo started meeting more often and love-struck. However, when Anil’s family got the whiff of it, they weren’t too fond of the match. Anil’s family had certain notions about people from the film industry and they pressurised the two to stop seeing each other.Anil being an obedient son agreed and the duo called it off for some time. But, in their hearts, they were still together. Though the duo didn’t speak for four years, they never tried to get attached to anyone else. Meanwhile, Anil kept refusing all the proposals which were coming his way and finally managed to persuade his family to accept Tina into the family.last_img read more

Sheikh Hasinas 39th Homecoming Day being marked

first_imgAwami League president Sheikh Hasina returns home after six years. UNB File PhotoThe 39th Homecoming Day of Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina is being observed on Friday, reports UNB.On 17 May 1981, Sheikh Hasina returned home from India after nearly six years in exile following the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members by a cabal of army officers on 15 August 1975.However, both the daughters of Sheikh Mujib — Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana — survived as they were in Germany at the time.Hasina was elected president of Awami League in her absence in the party’s national council held on 14-16 February 1981.Awami League and its associate bodies have chalked out various programmes, including milad, doamahfil and discussions, to mark the day.President Abdul Hamid issued a message on the occasion.last_img read more