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An audit of India’s cable TV and direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service providers is to be undertaken soon to ensure compliance with the new regulatory framework.

DishTV India rooftop satellite dishes 3 JanThe Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has selected state-owned Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Ltd (BECIL) for the task.

“BECIL will be conducting the audit on behalf of TRAI to ensure compliance with the new regulatory framework. We request all distribution platform operators (DPOs) to ensure compliance with the new regulatory framework in letter and spirit,” TRAI secretary S K Gupta told PTI.

The BECIL audit will examine a range of aspects including subscriber management systems and billing. It will also determine whether consumers are receiving channels chosen from either packs or a la carte, as intended by the new regulatory framework.

Gupta said the audit will select cable TV and DTH operators at random, to check their compliance.

“The audits will start very soon,” the TRAI secretary told PTI.

TRAI’s new regulations came into force on 29 December 2018.Under the new TRAI framework, consumers in India will, for the first time, be able to select and pay for individual TV channels on an a-la-carte basis, or to opt for a pack offered by their chosen distribution platform operator