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TDSAT directs West Bengal network Saptak Digital to clear Taj TV dues

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NEW DELHI: West Bengal cable TV network Saptak Digital has been asked by the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to clear its outstanding dues to Taj TV of Rs 2,11,989 and Rs 2,48,006 for non-DAS and DAS areas as per terms and agreement of the previous agreement.

Listing the matter for 7 September, member B B Srivastava also directed that for enjoying the signals the monthly payment will also have to continue to be made in accordance with the terms of the same agreement.

The Tribunal said in its order of 9 August that the payment has to positively be made within two weeks.

It however clarified that all these payments would be without prejudice to the rights and contentions of Saptak and subject to the final decision of the Tribunal.

Meanwhile, the two sides were again asked to “sit down immediately after effecting the payment to resolve their differences and for signing the interconnect agreement in accordance with the TRAI regulation of March 2016.

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