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Trai directs cable operators to carry Doordarshan channels















NEW DELHI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has directed cable operators to carry the Doordarshan channels on their networks as per the various notifications issued by the Prasar Bharati.


Cable networks are required to carry a set of DD channels in the prime and non-prime bands, according to the regulations.



The order says that it has come to Trai‘s notice that some cable operators are not following these notifications.


Non-compliance of these notifications by the cable operators result in the poor reception of these channels in some cases. Some viewers are also totally deprived of the DD channels, Trai has said.


All cable operators are required to follow the notifications of Prasar Bharati as mandated by sub-section (3) of section 8 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995.


Trai, in order to ensure adherence with the provisions of the Cable Act by the cable operators and to protect the interests of the viewers in particular, has directed all the cable operators to strictly follow these notifications of Prasar Bharati.


Any violation of this direction may lead to prosecution of the errant cable operators under section 29 read with section 34 of the Trai Act, 1997.

 

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