There is difference between what you subscribe and what you watch. Many of us subscribe lots of channels but we watch only few of them. My bill reduced for DTH and was barely increased by 20 rupees on Cable TV.
I can keep myself and my family members safe from peace of cake like Star Plus and ZEE TV. We only watch Ishara, Sony Sab, Star Bharat in entertainment category.
Basically bfr nto many bulk of channels in 200 or 300 as pre decided by operator.
1. Half were happy cuz they we're getting many channels at this price.
2. Other half who only saw few channels had to pay for all.
Ala carte came for people belonging to pt 2 & they became happy (ncf is still a burden though). People belonging to pt 1 had to pay more for same amount of channels.
Personally I feel nto was nice for those who wanted only 2/3 channel
I Am Happy Because Are Family Just Watched Movies On TV Before NTO 250Is My Recharge Without HD And English Movie Channel But Now Getting Almost All HD Movie Channels Under 200 In Sun Direct And Star Sports When There Is Live Cricket
Answer to this question is complicated... Yes bill reduced if wanna watch a few channels but No if you like to scroll through them and watch whatever you liked. Yes it gave power to viewers to pay only for what they watch but that lead to shutdown of niche channels. The new rules made visible breakdown of prices that was done for transparency but it also made things complex that can make a common person confused, earlier one had to choose a pack and that it, now he have to find broadcaster, select from tons of pack for each broadcaster, compare prices and even after this there is no guarantee that he couldn't save more on selecting a different pack.