Software India (ESI), the company that operates ESPN, Star
Sports, Star Cricket, ESPN HD and Star Cricket HD channels,
had switched off the signals in August after issuing a formal
tried our best to resolve the issue. We were forced to take
such a stance as GTPL did not pay us for the services availed.
The outstandings are huge and run into crores of rupees,"
says ESPN Software India Vice President Affiliate sales
T S Panesar.
founder-promoter and managing director Anirudh Sinh Jadeja
is not happy with the increase in payouts that ESS' is asking
for a fresh deal and is negotiating better terms. "We
will clear the dues. But they are asking for almost 20-25
per cent increase. That is too high in the current economic
situation," he says.
one-year distribution deal between ESS and GTPL, in which
Hathway Cable & Datacom owns 50 per cent stake, ended
31 July last year. However, the former continued getting signals
for almost a year.