MUMBAI: India TV and India News- two News channels with glaringly similar names. That is what India TV appealed to the Delhi HC way back in 2008 when India News was launched. The case on identity usage of the umbrella brand ‘India’ was contended by the Rajat Sharma led channel.
An order was passed last year directing India News to run communication either as a tickr or scroll stating that it is not associated with India TV. The latter states that recently it noticed the channel not complying with the order and filed a contempt petition in the HC.
The order that was passed last week has directed the channel to run a continuous scroll on their channel till the judgement on the case is passed. Another hearing on the case is to happen in the coming few months.
India TV had also stated in its petition that its revenues were being impacted due to the similarity of name. The court has also ordered India News to submit its revenue accounts with the court.