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Independent TV to resume DTH service any day after 21 August

The DTH company was due to resume service from August 15

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MUMBAI: DTH operator Independent TV has extended the resumption of its service further. The operator has stated on its website that they expect to go live any day after August 21, next week. The network was supposed to resume its service from August 15 in its new ITV 2.0 avatar .

Explaining the reason to its customers the company said, “Our technical teams are working to re-establish our satellite network for resumption of our DTH services. Heavy rains at Mumbai have damaged our Network at Mumbai and also the link between Mumbai head-end and Bangalore uplink location, we are working on repairing the same overtime.”

“We expect to go live any day after 21st August, next week. As per our resumption services, customers will be required to do re-validation of their connection through our mobile application, details of which will be made available on the landing page. Additionally, due credit will be given to customers for the period of disconnection in their wallet. We regret the inconvenience being caused till then,” said Independent TV.

Last week, TDSAT had directed, Independent TV to pay up to Rs 12 crore in order to get signals reconnected by Antrix Corporation. The operator was also directed to pay Rs 5.83 crore along with a bank guarantee of Rs 6 crore or furnish a bank guarantee of Rs 12 crore valid for at least two months for the restoration of transponder service.

The operator had faced disconnection of its signals post a tussle with its service provider, Antrix Corporation over non-payment of dues.

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