NEW DELHI: The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal
today put off to 25 August the hearing of a petition by a
multi-system operator against the the Telecom Regulatory Authority
of India tariff order after being informed that the Government
has deferred the sunset date for cable digital addressable
systems by four months.
During the last hearing on 11 June, chairman SB Sinha and
member PK Rastogi had been informed by counsel for petitioner
Indusind Media Communication Ltd (IMCL) that the Information
and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni had been holding talks
on deferring the date.
On 11 June, Tdsat had asked news broadcasters - NDTV, Time
Global (holding company of Times Now), India TV, TV Today,
Total TV and News Broadcaster's Association (NBA) to file
their affidavits. Today, it allowed them to be a party in