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Taj TV to restore signals of Digi Cable Com Services, subscriber base subject to BECIL audit

New Delhi: Taj Television (Taj TV) has agreed to restore its signals to Digi Cable Com Services Pvt. Ltd and its joint ventures in the DAS areas after the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal worked out a formula over the subscriber imbroglio.
Both parties had agreed on all issues except the subcriber base, and the Tribunal said this would be subject to an audit by the Broadcast Engineering Consultants (India) Ltd.
Meanwhile on the Tribunal’s suggestion, the parties agreed that with effect from 1 December, the ad hoc subscriber base will be taken as 60000. However, prior to December, the ad hoc subscriber base will be taken as 55000. 
Both these subscribers bases will be subject to the audit by BECIL and will abide by the subscriber base as determined after the audit. The audit of the BECIL will be completed within six weeks.
Digi Cable Com Counsel Jayant Mehta said the subscriber base was 46000 but Taj TV counsel T S Bhatia insisted that it was 70000.
Members Kuldip Singh and B B Srivastava noted that the subscriber base is purely an ad hoc interim arrangement and has to finally abide by the result of the audit by BECIL. 

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