TDSAT permits MSMMD to file restitution application for disconnecting signals to Meghbala

NEW DELHI: The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Arbitration Tribunal (TDSAT) today permitted MSM Media Distribution (erstwhile MSM Discovery) to file restitution application as it said that Meghbala Cable and Broadband Services Pvt. Ltd, Behrampore had failed to comply with the Tribunal’s orders.


TDSAT chairman Aftab Alam and members Kuldip Singh and B B Srivastava listed the matter for 24 September when it was informed that Meghbala had failed to comply with the conditions under which it was granted interim protection on 4 June.        


The Tribunal said the interim protection granted to Meghbala was withdrawn by order dated 6 August and MSM Media Distribution was free to disconnect its supply of signals to Meghbala.


MSM Media Distribution also said that it was entitled to seek recovery of subscription fees for supplying its signals to the petitioner in terms of the interim orders passed by the Tribunal.


The Tribunal had on 4 June directed MSM Media Distribution not to give effect to its disconnection notices to Meghbala in Kolkata, Behrampur, Haldia and Bankura pending final orders of the Tribunal. 


The Tribunal had then said MSM Media Distribution will remove the OSDs running on the petitioner’s network provided the petitioner makes an on account payment of Rs 50 lakh to MSM in two instalments, the first instalment of Rs 25 lakh payable by 15 June and the second instalment of Rs 25 lakh by 30 June.


It had said the payment will be without prejudice to the rights and contentions of the parties and will abide by the final outcome of these petitions. 

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