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TDSAT interim order brings Star back on Asianet

 MUMBAI: Following an interim order by the Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), Star India has switched on the services of its bouquet of channels to Asianet Satellite Communications (ASC), the largest cable TV network in Kerala.

 

 

"As per the interim order from TDSAT, which said that subject to signing of the agreement and a payment of Rs 5.5 million per month we have to switch Asianet on. Asianet have signed the agreement and made the payment, hence we have switched them on since last week, Star India's spokesperson told indiantelevision.com.

ASC chief executive officer Mahesh Kumar, confirmed the development.

 

 

Star India had discontinued its services to ASC on 7 May 2005, alleging non-payment of dues. Since then the matter was with TDSAT. According to the Star spokesperson, the next hearing will be held in September.

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