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JPR Channel approaches TDSAT against TRAI directive on landing page

BCCL, AIDCF in challenging directive barring the placement of TV channels on landing pages

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MUMBAI: Joining the league of Bennett Coleman and Company Ltd (BCCL) and All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), multi system operator (MSO) JPR Channel has challenged the landing page directives of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) as per its new tariff order. The MSO is worried that the decision might impact its revenue.

TRAI, in December last year, had barred all broadcasters and distributors of TV channels from placing any registered TV channel whose rating is being measured on the landing page or the boot-up screen. BCCL and AIDCF had challenged the order in Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), a few days after the announcement of the order.

TDSAT has listed all the three matters for hearing on 12 March 2019. It has also asked TRAI to provide a copy of the reply in the other appeal to JPR. JPR can then file a rejoinder within 10 days.

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