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Star India, Dish TV agree on carriage deal

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MUMBAI: According to media reports, Star India and Zee-backed DTH operator Dish have buried the hatchet and agreed on a new carriage deal. The matter, it appears, has been settled out of court.

Even before the disconnection date became effective, the broadcaster had moved Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) seeking directions for Dish TV to do a reference interconnect offer (RIO) deal.

The petition was filed on 2 April and on 10 April the two parties submitted before the tribunal that they had settled the matter and had agreed to sign a fresh deal.

“From the submission of learned counsel for the parties, it appears that matter has been settled outside the Court and the agreement is likely to be signed by the end of this month,” the TDSAT said in an order.

The fresh deal between Star and Dish TV will also include Videocon d2h as the two companies have merged with effect from 22 March.

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