Viacom 18, WarnerMedia releases NTO 2.0 compliant RIO

IndiaCast Media Distribution published the new prices that are applicable from December 1, 2021.

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IndiaCast Media Distribution Private Limited, the authorised agent for the distribution of the TV18 and Warner Media channels in India has published its new RIO according to TRAI tariff order amendment 2020. 

TV18, the majority stake owner in Viacom18 has also followed the lead of Star, Sony, Zee and pulled out main driver channels Colors and Colors Kannada out of bouquet, pricing both the channels at Rs 21 for SD and Rs 23 for HD (additional 18% GST). Colors Cineplex Bollywood is being converted from FTA to pay channel at Rs 0.10. 

Colors Bangla, Nickelodeon, Colors Odia, and Colors Gujarati are priced at Rs 12, Rs 8, Rs 7, Rs 6, and Rs 5 respectively while other entertainment channels will cost under Rs 5. Except Colors HD, Colors Marathi HD, Colors Bangla HD, and Colors Kannada HD, all remaining HD channels are priced below Rs 10. 

Channel NameCurrent MRPNew MRPPrice Difference
Colors Rs 19 Rs 21+Rs 2
Colors HD Rs 19 Rs 23+Rs 4
Colors Rishtey Rs 1 Rs 1
Comedy Central Rs 5 Rs 5
Comedy Central HD Rs 9 Rs 9
Colors Infinity Rs 5 Rs 5
Colors Infinity HD Rs 9 Rs 9
Colors Marathi Rs 10 Rs 12+Rs 2
Colors Marathi HD Rs 17 Rs 17
Colors Gujarati Rs 5 Rs 5
Colors Bangla Rs 8 Rs 8
Colors Bangla HD Rs 14 Rs 12-Rs 2
Colors Odia Rs 7 Rs 6-Rs 1
Colors Kannada Rs 19 Rs 21+Rs 2
Colors Kannada HD Rs 19 Rs 23+Rs 4
Colors Super Rs 3 Rs 4+Rs 1
Colors Tamil Rs 4 Rs 3-Rs 1
Colors Tamil HD Rs 7 Rs 7
Colors Cineplex Rs 3 Rs 3
Colors Cineplex HD Rs 5 Rs 5
Colors Cineplex Bollywood FTA Rs 0.10+Rs 0.10
Rishtey Cineplex Rs 0.25 Rs 0.10-Rs 0.15
Colors Gujarati Cinema Rs 1 Rs 2.50+Rs 1.50
Colors Bangla Cinema Rs 1 Rs 1
Colors Kannada Cinema Rs 2 Rs 3+Rs 1
Nick Rs 6 Rs 7+Rs 1
Nick HD+ Rs 10 Rs 7-Rs 3
Sonic Rs 2 Rs 4+Rs 2
Nick Jr Rs 1 Rs 1
MTV Rs 3 Rs 3
MTV HD+ Rs 5 Rs 5
MTV Beats Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
MTV Beats HD Rs 1 Rs 1
Vh1 Rs 1 Rs 1
Vh1 HD Rs 2 Rs 2
The History Channel Rs 3 Rs 3
History TV18 HD Rs 7 Rs 7
CNBC Awaz Rs 1 Rs 0.10-Rs 0.90
CNBC TV18 Rs 4 Rs 4
CNBC TV18 Prime HD Rs 1 Rs 1
CNN News18 Rs 0.50 Rs 0.50
News18 India Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
News18 Bihar/ Jharkhand Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
News18 MP/CG Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
News18 Rajasthan Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
News18 UP/UK Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
News18 PB/HR/HP Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
News18 Lokmat Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
CNBC Bajaar Rs 1 Rs 1
News18 Gujarati Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
News18 Bangla Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
News18 Odia Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
News18 Assam/ North East Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
News18 Urdu Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
News18 Kannada Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
News18 Tamil Nadu Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
News18 Kerala Rs 0.10 Rs 0.10
Price increased for 11 channels, dropped for 6 channels, no change for 40 channels

In the news genre, CNBC TV18 is costliest at Rs 4, CNBC Bajaar, CNBC TV18 Prime HD will cost Rs 1 and CNN News18 priced at Rs 0.50. All other news channels from TV18 are going to cost Rs 0.10. 


WarnerMedia which has four channels in the country also hiked prices but kept it under Rs 6. However, it will no longer include CNN International (Rs 1.50) in any of its bouquets. Kids channels Cartoon Network, POGO is priced at Rs 4.75 and Cartoon Network HD+ will cost Rs 6.

Channel NameCurrent MRPNew MRPPrice Difference
Cartoon Network Rs 4.25 Rs 4.75+Rs 0.50
Cartoon Network HD+ Rs 5 Rs 6+Rs 1
POGO Rs 4.25 Rs 4.75+Rs 0.50
CNN International Rs 0.50 Rs 1.50+Rs 1

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Indiacast RIO Published

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So nothing changed. Except some HD channel price

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Please provide PDF format of indiacast channel list. NTO 2.0 price.

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