Kolkata Cable Operators protest against MSO policies, to observe bandh tomorrow

NEW DELHI: Around 3000 cable operators in the eastern metropolis of Kolkata came on the streets today headed by the Cable Operators Sangram Committee to protest the various packages being offered by broadcasters and multi-service operators as these were not being accepted by the consumers.

These LCOs also decided to hold a 24-hour bandh tomorrow from 9.00 am in support of their demands, which they claimed had the full support of the end consumer.

A memorandum of demands was also presented to the office of West Bengal Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee, who personally holds the Information portfolio.

The LCOs marched from Ramakrishna Mission`s Swami Vivekanda Ancient House in North Kolkata to Subodh Mullick Square in Central Kolkata to protect the Freedom of Subscribers choice.

The memorandum said it was very strange that many MSOs had not yet published any PAF from were a Subscriber choose there package, and no a la cart rate had been provided. The LCOs also opposed the attitude of MSOs towards LCOs, still demanding unfair and unjustified monthly amounts by raising invoices on LCOs. In case of non payment against their illegal invoices, they deactivate all the STBs of that LCO without any notice.

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