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Hathway disassociates itself from report 'MSOs now look to push set tops as Premium Offering'

With reference to the article dated 30 September, "MSOs now look to push set tops as Premium Offering," on Indiantelevision where Hathway’s name is featured, we’d like to mention that Hathway does not associate to this article in any form. We deny all references made towards Hathway in the article (mentioned Hathway’s senior executives as source) and term them as speculative.

Kindly note that Hathway has already launched its Conditional Access service in Chennai and remains committed to its rollout in other cities as well. Moreover the mention about Hathway making The History Channel accessible only through the STB is also purely speculative and untrue.

We would like to inform you that Hathway was not officially approached for the above-mentioned article and there are no commitments made by Hathway in this regard whatsoever.

Indiantelevision.com responds:

With reference to the article mentioned, while it is true that references to Hathway were not generated through official channels, indiantelevision.com stands by the report.

Conversations indiantelevision.com has had with individuals and franchisees linked to the three major MSOs INCablebNet, SitiCable and Hathway all corroborate the gist of what has been mentioned in the report.

As regards the History Channel, it is very clearly stated in the article that "one of the possibilities being discussed is to make The History Channel accessible only through the STB." There is never any claim that this is what will finally be delivered.

However, if there was any impression created that the report had been generated through Hathway's official lines of communication, that is an incorrect one.

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