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TDSAT warns Digicable for pirating GTPL Hathway signals in Ahmedabad

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NEW DELHI: Digicable Network (India) Ltd of Mumbai was today warned by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) against piracy in Ahmedabad of the signals of GTPL Hathway Pvt Ltd of Gujarat.

 

Disposing the petition with an order, TDSAT chairman Justice Aftab Alam and members Kuldip Singh and BB Srivastava also warned Digicable to be ready to face legal consequences if it persisted in such piracy.

 

Digicable counsel Diggy Pathak sought to say that Digicable was attempting to expand in Ahmedabad and had carried the signals on a trial basis, something the Tribunal took strong exception to.

 

GTPL counsel Jayant Mehta said that his client had informed all the concerned broadcasters and also referred to losses because of this piracy.

 

The Tribunal also took note of submissions by Star India counsel Arjun Natarajan, counsel Kunal Tandon for both IndiaCast UTV Media Distribution and Multi Screen Media, Mumbai and Upender Thakur for Taj TV said they had begun internal inquiry after being informed of this piracy.

 

At one stage during arguments, Justice Alam expressed annoyance about increasing piracy and wondered if the TDSAT should now set up an investigation wing as well.

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