Four broadcasters to examine headend of MSO to ensure rectification of defect pointed out by BECIL

New Delhi: Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd, Star India, Taj Television, and Indiacast UTV Media Distribution Services Pvt. Ltd have been asked by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal to constitute a joint team or may agree upon one of them getting the inspection done by its technical team of the headend of M.C. Transmissions for any defects.

The Tribunal said: "Normally, we should have asked BECIL to revisit the petitioner’s head end and to give a supplementary report but that would saddle the petitioner with heavy costs. Hence, we think it proper to ask the four respondent broadcasters to have a joint inspection of the petitioner’s head end by their technical people.”

Chairman Justice Aftab Alam and member B B Srivastava directed that the inspection should be completed within 15 days and listed the matter for 8 April.


Earlier following the tribunal’s order of 24 February, the Broadcasting Consulting Engineers (India) Ltd had found one defect in the Digital Addressable System (CAS, SMS and STB) available and installed at M C Tansmissions’ headend as on 16 March which "does not fully meet” the TRAI minimum requirements.

BECIL had found that "The system of MC Transmission has the provision for blacklisting the VC whereas the provision for blacklisting of STB is yet to be deployed.”

However, MC Transmissions counsel Nittin Bhatia said the device for blacklisting STBs had also been installed and the lacuna pointed out in the report had been fully cured.

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