TheOneAlliance to switch off signals for Reliance Big TV

MUMBAI: TheOneAlliance has decided to suspend the signals of its premium channels to direct-to-home (DTH) service provider Reliance Big TV for non-payment of outstanding dues.


According to TheOneAlliance, the DTH operator has failed to make payments of the outstanding amount despite constant follow ups and repeated reminders.


This resulted in an issuance of a public notice for disconnection of signals on 18 March. In case the DTH operator fails to clear the outstanding dues, approximately 1.6 million Reliance Big TV subscribers will face a blackout after three weeks of the issuance of the public notice. 


The switch-off could be a setback for sports enthusiasts, in view of the upcoming season of Pepsi IPL 2015, which commences on 8 April and will be aired on Sony Six and Max.


In addition to the Pepsi IPL 2015, the subscribers of Reliance DTH platform will also miss viewing other channels including Sony Entertainment Television, Max2, Sab, Sony PAL, Mix, Pix, AXN, Animax and Aath.


It seems as though Reliance BIG TV is making a habit of this. It may be recalled that last year too, TheOneAlliance had informed subscribers of Reliance Big TV via a public notice that the channels it aggregates can go off, if the DTH player doesn’t clear outstanding dues.

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