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TDSAT declines to implead Star & Zee in Indusind dispute with Media Pro

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NEW DELHI: The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has rejected a petition by IndusInd Media & Communications Ltd seeking to implead Star India and Zee on the ground that petition for the dues against Media Pro relate to a time when it was the distributor and content aggregator of these two broadcasters.

However, Media Pro gave an undertaking that in case the petition succeeds, it would discharge its lawful dues in terms of the decree.

The miscellaneous application was filed for impleadment of Star and Zee on the ground that it related to a time when it was the distributor and content aggregator of Star and Zee but had ceased to be so with effect from 1 April, 2014 and hence the two broadcasters should also be brought on record as respondents.

The Tribunal noted, “Needless to that that the undertaking is subject to the respondent’s right to seek its relief against the Tribunal’s judgment, in case it goes against it.”

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