NTO 2.0: TV18 keeps Colors out of bouquet; Colors Cineplex Bollywood to turn pay
In line with the Bombay High Court order of June 30, 2021 with regard to New Tariff Order (NTO) 2.0, TV18 has revised its Reference Interconnection Offer (RIO), effective December 1, 2021. The broadcaster has revised its bouquet offering, which will not have the key GECs.
Hindi GEC Colors and Kannada GEC Colors Kannada are being offered as a la carte and have been priced at Rs 21 each. Meanwhile, the other regional GECs are being offered as part of the bouquets – Colors Family Packs – which include Colors Marathi (MRP Rs 12), Colors Bangla (MRP Rs 8), Colors Odia (MPR Rs 6) and Colors Gujarati (MRP Rs 5). Kids’ channel Nickelodeon has been priced at Rs 7.
Meanwhile, TV18 also announced that it is converting its Hindi movies channel, Colors Cineplex Bollywood from free to air (FTA) to pay channel, and the MRP of the channel has been kept at a nominal 10 paise. The conversion will be effective December 1, 2021.