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Dish TV-IndiaCast: TDSAT orders both to ceasefire

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MUMBAI: This was one case that hardly took any time to get a judicial order.  In the first hearing itself, the Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has come to the conclusion that Dish TV cannot be applying its ‘on request scheme’ for IndiaCast channels. And it has ordered India's oldest DTH operator to make all its channels either as a la carte or as packages.

The TDSAT has also asked Dish TV to change the wordings of the scroll it is running on the channels as IndiaCast had raised objections about the same. At the same time, it has also asked the aggregator to stop airing the promos and advertisements that it has been running on its channels and newspapers asking people to change to other cable TV and DTH platforms. All these need to be incorporated as soon as the official order is out.



“I don’t know what are they objecting to. ‘On request channels’ is nothing but a la carte, worded differently. When you take channels on RIO they can only be a la carte,” said a senior executive from Dish TV. “We will be changing what we are running on the scroll after looking at the words that they have objected to and what they would like it to be changed to,” he added.



As of now, Dish TV officials stated that they will not be challenging or filing any appeal against the TDSAT order.

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