NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), Star
India and Zee News Ltd have filed a petition in the Delhi
High Court today, challenging the extension of digitisation
deadline to 1 November in the four Metros.
The petitioners have contended that the Government did not
have mandate to order an extension under the Cable Television
Networks (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2011.
have moved the court against the Government's decision to
extend digitisation in the four metros, after mandating it.
We also want to ensure that there is no further delay,"
Star India CEO Uday Shankar told Indiantelevision.com.
After hearing the petition, the Delhi High Court has issued
notice to the government of India and the Information &
Broadcasting Ministry, seeking responses by 6 August.