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TDSAT vacates order staying disconnection of signals to MSO

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NEW DELHI: An order staying disconnection of signals of Eenadu TV to Hyderabad Cable Digital Services Pvt. Ltd has been vacated by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal.

Chairman justice Aftab Alam and member B B Srivastava said the order given late last week was being vacated as Eenadu TV Counsel Prabhat Ranjan had produced ample documents that “belie the allegations made in the petition that the supply of signals was abruptly disconnected without any notices, etc.”

The Tribunal said that Ranjan had produced documents that showed that the multi-system operator owes a substantial amount as dues of subscription fees. Ranjan also stated that the interconnect agreement between the two sides had come to an end.

Listing the matter for 27 May, the Tribunal asked Ranjan to file Eenadu TV’s reply

bringing all the documents on record and asked the MSO to file a rejoinder, if any, within a week thereafter.

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