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Tata Sky pays license fees of Rs 383 crore, Dish TV prefers to wait for court orders

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NEW DELHI: The direct-to-home (DTH) operator Tata Sky today made a payment of Rs 383 crore to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) to cover its license fee and other dues.



 

A demand draft of the amount was submitted to the Ministry, even as a petition to this regard is pending in the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) in this regard.



 

This amount covers license fee for the year 2013-14 according to the rate specified for license as well as past dues, for which the Ministry had raised a demand note recently.



 

TataSky MD and CEO Harit Nagpal said in a statement: ?We hope that this will end the long standing dispute on the subject and pave the way forward for a constructive rationalisation of taxes with the support of our parent Ministry.?



 

However, Dish TV CEO R C Venkateish told indiantelevision that the TDSAT in its hearing on 4 April had taken an assurance from the government that it would not pressurise the DTH operators in this regard until the next date of hearing on 6 May.



 

He said that the government had been asked by TDSAT to respond to the petitions by the operators by the next date of hearing.



 

Although TDSAT is expected to give time to the operators to file their respective rejoinders to the government?s reply, DTH industry sources said the Tribunal may give a directive with regard to the payment.

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