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KBC off air in Jammu for Siticable viewers

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 Militancy is not the only worry of the people of Jammu. Currently a vicious tussle is on between the Zee Telefilms' owned cable network Siticable and Star TV. The issue - the Star link has regularly been on the blink at the time when its runaway hit game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) is on air, the Indian Express reports.



"They are doing it deliberately, and even after 48 hours, the link has not been restored,'' said an angry viewer. Siticable officials, on their part, accept that they are involved in a legal tangle with Star. "Whatever be the problems between them, viewers feel that Siticable filed a case in a subordinate court only to avoid legal challenge from the consumers. Now they have a technical loophole to escape if consumers move the court against them,'' said the secretary, Consumer Welfare Forum, A Vashisht.



In defence, Siticable officials claim that Star TV has informed them of a survey result putting the number of connections in Jammu at 16,000, while Siticable claimed lower connectivity. A week after receiving a payment of Rs 1.55 lakh from Siticable, Star asked for additional payment on the basis of this survey report, fixing a four-day deadline.

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