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TDSAT forbids VXL Digital to receive signals from any MSO after dispute with Indiacast

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NEW DELHI: VXL Digital Pvt Ltd has been directed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal not receive any signals from any multi-system operator, following a petition relating to pending arrears by broadcaster lndiacast Distribution Pvt Ltd.

Member B B Srivastava however said this did not preclude VXL Digital from giving clarifications for seeking for a modification or cancellation of this restraint order.

Admitting the petition, the Tribunal listed it for further hearing on 6 October 2016 giving time to VXL Digital to reply and Indiacast to file rejoinder.

Broadcaster lndiacast Distribution said the total arrears amounted to Rs 45.63 lakh.

The broadcaster’s counsel Navin Chawla said VXL Digital had on 9 June 2016 given an undertaking to clear all the arrears in five equal installments by 30 November 2016 but nothing had been paid so far.

Furthermore, VXL Digital had on 10 August 2016 informed Indiacast about its decision to wind up its cable business because of “financial distress caused by unreasonable subscription charges payable for distributing pay channels.”

However, he saud Indiacast had learnt that VXL Digital had started receiving signals from India Cable Network Co Ltd and presented a video to prove this.

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