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Star, ESS switch on INCableNet

MUMBAI: The first to switch off and the last to do it, ESPN Star Sports and the Star Network respectively, ended their blackout of Hinduja group MSO INCableNet in Mumbai tonight. 

The Star network and ESS reached an in-principle agreement with INCableNet that resolves their payments dispute and led to the MSO being switched back on. It was over "pending dues" that at one time had all four major pay platforms - Zee-Turner, Star, Sony-Discovery One Alliance and ESS - off Mumbai's dominant MSO.

The first to switch INCableNet back on early last week was the One Alliance bouquet, after shutting it down in late April. Zee Turner followed suit on 22 May (last Thursday).

With all the pay networks back on the Hinduja MSO, broadcasters as well as INCableNet can focus their energies on the fast approaching CAS rollout deadline of 14 July and how they propose to confront it.

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