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HC adjourns hearing in ESS-INCable case till tomorrow

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MUMBAI: For those hoping to see some resolution to the ongoing dispute between sports broadcaster ESPN Star Sports and Hinduja group cable MSO INCableNet, the wait continues.



Arguments continued today before the Bombay High Court division bench headed by chief justice CK Thakkar and - yet again - the court was adjourned without arriving to any worthwhile conclusion.

 

 

According to Mumbai-based consumer group Consumer Action Network's (CAN) president Ahmed Abdi, "Today InCableNet offered Rs 10 million upfront in an attempt to call truce, however, ESS refused to budge." Abdi said ESS had demanded Rs 60 million, instead.



Arguments will continue in the court tomorrow from 2:30 pm.



The ESS-INCableNet spat took a new turn when CAN recently filed a public interest petition in the Bombay High Court seeking government control of cricket telecast rights whenever the Indian team plays.

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