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Zee-Turner serves notice to switch off service to Hathway Bhawani

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MUMBAI: MUMBAI: Hathway Bhawani Cabletel & Datacom is facing pressure of a switch-off from Zee-Turner. In the first week of this month, the multi system operator (MSO) was served a one-month notice to clear off dues.

Zee-Turner is claiming an amount of Rs 2.5 million while Hathway Bhawani says the problem is with the second pay channel bouquet. The two companies were in discussion today to sort out the issue.

Hathway Bhawani wants to settle for a lower amount, a company official says. A settlement is expected to be reached in a few days, he adds. Hathway holds majority stake in Hathway Bhawani, a MSO operating in the central and eastern suburbs of Mumbai.

Zee-Turner has threatened to switch off its bouquet of channels if the outstanding amount is not cleared. Broadcasters are required to serve a month's notice before they can switch off signals, according to the The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) regulation.

Zee-Turner offers a host of channels including Zee TV, Zee Cinema, Zee Music, Zee News, Cartoon Network, CNN and CNBC TV18. The second pay bouquet comprises HBO, VH1, Pogo, Zee Business, and Awaaz.

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