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Sun-Balu dispute settled as broadcaster agrees to raise invoices based on SLRs of MSO before TDSAT

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NEW DELH: The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal has directed Sun Networks Ltd to accept the SLRs provided by multi system operator Balu Cable Network as the broadcaster failed to carry out a joint survey as directed by the tribunal on 10 March.

Sun Counsl Abhishek Malhotra told the tribunal that the broadcaster is willing to accept the SLR submitted by Balu Cable Network and raise invoices on the basis of its SLR for the following channels:- 

1. Bouquet no.2

2. Bouquet no.5

3 Kushi TV

4. Jemini Life

5. Gemini Comedy.   

The tribunal accordingly disposed of the petition after accepting the statement of Counsel.

Earlier in November last year, Sun Network had been directed by the tribunal to enter into a provisional interconnect agreement with the MSO and commence supply of signals.

The tribunal had then said that it felt that the order was proper and appropriate considering much time has already lapsed.

The tribunal had said: “We note that this petition was filed on 28 May 2015 and it is lingering on, on some pretext or the other. The request on behalf of the respondent for making physical verification of the petitioner’s SLR cannot be disallowed.”

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