Kathmandu. The airing of foreign channels, which must pay the government channel fees and booke (channel package fees) during the Alacarta system’s deployment, will end as of tomorrow, Monday. The Department of Information and Broadcasting has previously made this known in a notification.
Only pay television stations’ broadcasts will be impacted by this.
Only Digital System of Nepal (DSN), the department’s spokesperson and director, delivered the required information within the allotted time frame, according to Bharat Gautam. He claimed that the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has reportedly received channel fees and bookings from other parties as well.
Sony, Colors, and Discovery Network television channels are now available in Nepal via downlink thanks to DSN. When we questioned Gautam, the network’s spokeswoman, about the broadcast’s suspension, he withheld any information. He said that “some networks have already obtained the necessary fee from the market” in his address. Once the customer has paid the charge, there is no reason to stop the channel from transmitting.
According to him, once the channel charge has been paid by the customer and has been transferred overseas, the amount will be “adjusted” (reconciled), and if the channel has not yet been paid for and the adjustment is insufficient, the broadcast may be halted. This is not just a subject for all the departments to handle, he said.
Beginning tomorrow, Monday, customers can select a channel and only pay the set charge under the Alacarta system. The implementation of this method, according to departments and ministries, will result in lower television subscription rates for users.
What is the Alacarta fee system?
The consumer only pays the fee for the television stations he wants to view under the Alacarta fee scheme. Consumers can anticipate this to be equitable.
Because if this system isn’t in place, customers may be forced to pay for packages they don’t watch or even packages that contain pointless channels. Most nations in the world, especially those in close proximity, use this method.
Television users would have to pay a minimum of Rs 250 per month for the basic package and a maximum of Rs 500 per month for paid channels if the Government of Nepal’s decision goes into effect. In addition, it has been agreed that the service provider cannot raise the cost over the total cost already levied by television and internet channels.
The Ministry of Communication will establish the price per channel and bundle that can be charged to customers under this new arrangement. It is anticipated that this new system’s price structure will be open and transparent and work in both consumers and service providers’ favor.
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