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TV9 signals still not on air in Telangana

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MUMBAI: A few days ago, the Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) ordered MSOs in Telangana to carry TV9’s signals. This came after the latter decided to give an apology for telecasting ‘defamatory’ content.

The case was disposed off two weeks ago after which TV9 filed an EA. However, counsel for TV9 (Associated Broadcasting Company) stated that despite the order, the channel’s signals continue to be off air while distributors claim that they are still receiving threat calls from unruly elements.

The TDSAT had asked the state government to provide protection to the MSOs, which the counsel for Telangana had also agreed to.

The case is now put up for 10 October when TDSAT has ordered Telangana additional advocate general J Ramchandaran Rao to be present in court.

In the earlier order, it had ordered TV9 to refrain from telecasting such content in future and to strictly abide by the Programme Code and the Advertisement Code from rules 6 and 7 of the Cable Television Networks Rules (1994).

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