Online Cable TV Recharge

Like other utility bills, you can also perform TV recharge online and save time and energy that is otherwise spent on offline procedures. You do not need to visit your cable operator's nearest office to pay the cable bill. Bajaj Finserv offers the BBPS platform through which you can make online cable payments within minutes without any hassles. You can choose your preferred payment mode to pay for your TV recharge plan at no additional expenses. Bajaj Finserv offers the BBPS platform free of cost as it does not levy any processing fees. Furthermore, you may score discounts after paying your cable TV bill through the BBPS facility.

Conceptualised by the RBI, the BBPS (Bharat Bill Payment System) is an integrated platform that facilitates quick and seamless online payments. It is a safe and secure platform that protects you from fraudulent activities when you make payments online. You can use it to pay your cable bill online without worrying about your privacy.

Features and benefits

  • Zero transaction fee

    Zero transaction fee

    Make payments with zero processing fees or hidden charges

  • Multiple payment channels

    Multiple payment channels

    Choose your preferred mode of payment from a wide variety of available options

  • Easily accessible

    Easily accessible

    Pay seamlessly, from anywhere, at anytime

  • Instant billing

    Instant billing

    Receive instant bill receipts and transaction IDs for all your successful payments

How to Make a Cable TV Recharge Online?

You can easily pay cable TV bill online using the Bajaj Finserv BBPS platform by following these steps:

  1. 1 Click on 'Download App' to open the Google Play Store
  2. 2 Login through the email ID registered with your mobile
  3. 3 Click on ‘Install’
  4. 4 Open the app on your mobile phone
  5. 5 Enter your 10-digit mobile number to 'Generate OTP'
  6. 6 Enter the OTP and click on 'Proceed'
  7. 7 Under the 'Utilities & Bills' section, select 'Cable TV’
  8. 8 Choose a biller from a drop-down menu
  9. 9 Enter your registered mobile number and click on ‘Proceed’
  10. 10 Choose your preferred payment mode and complete the payment

Fees and charges

Transactions done using Bajaj Finserv's Bharat Bill Payment System are free of cost.

Cable TV Recharge Frequently Asked Questions

How much should I pay for cable TV?

If you choose a basic cable TV recharge plan of 100 channels, you would need to pay Rs. 130 (excluding GST). When you add the GST of 18%, the minimum amount comes to Rs. 153.

What is the difference between DTH and cable TV?

In the case of cable TV, the cable operator transmits the TV signals from their office to your home. However, with DTH (Direct-to-Home), the service provider installs antennas in the open space of your house, and the transmission happens directly through the antennas.

How are cable bills calculated?

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently introduced some changes in the calculation of cable bills. According to the new rules, cable operators will charge a Network Capacity Fee (NCF) of Rs. 130 for 100 channels (excluding GST). With a GST of 18%, the amount adds to Rs. 153. If you choose more than 100 channels in your cable TV recharge plan, Rs. 20 are added for every 25 additional channels.

Can I watch cable TV for free?

You can watch cable TV for free on online platforms like Jio TV and Airtel Xstream.

What is the new rule of cable TV?

The Government of India amended the Cable Television Network Rules 1994 in mid-2021. With this amendment, the ministry formed a robust institutional system for redressal of grievances. Furthermore, it made the broadcasters and their self-regulating entities more accountable for the content they show on television.

How much should I pay for cable TV?

You should pay a basic price of Rs. 153 for 100 free-to-air channels while subscribing to cable TV. The prices will increase if you choose more than 100 channels (FTA or paid).

What is the GST rate for cable TV?

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) for cable TV is 18%.

What is the difference between DTH and cable TV?

Cable TV operators have a central office where they receive satellite signals. These signals are then transmitted using coaxial cables to people’s homes. DTH (Direct-to-Home), on the other hand, does not require an intermediary office for transmission. Signals are directly transmitted to the homes using an antenna installed on the terrace.

How are cable bills calculated?

As per the new rules formulated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), a hundred FTA (Free-to-Air) channels come for Rs. 153 (Rs. 130 NCF +18% GST). These 100 channels include 25 DD channels. If the customer chooses more than 100 channels, NCF of Rs. 20 will be charged for 25 extra channels every time. Paid ones cost more, whose prices get added to the final bill.

Which is the best cable TV in India?

Some of the best cable TV operators in India include:

  • Asianet Digital
  • Hathway Digital Cable TV
  • INDigital
  • Intermedia Cable Communication Private Limited
  • GTPL Hathway Limited
How do I recharge my TV?

You can perform a TV recharge or pay your cable bill online through the BBPS platform offered by Bajaj Finserv.

How can I recharge my channel online?

You can recharge your TV online by following these steps.

  • Go to Bajaj Finserv’s BBPS login page
  • Enter your name as per your PAN Card
  • Type in your mobile number and click on ‘Generate OTP’
  • Key in the six-digit OTP and click on ‘Submit OTP’
  • Under the ‘Utilities and Bills’ section, choose ‘Cable’
  • Select your cable operator from the drop-down menu
  • Enter your Account Number/ Subscriber ID/ STB Number, as applicable
  • Click on ‘Proceed’
  • Make online cable payment using your credit card, debit card, net banking or UPI ID
How can I recharge my Dish TV for 12 months?

You can recharge your Dish TV for twelve months by choosing a TV recharge annual plan and paying for it online through Bajaj Finserv’s BBPS platform.

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