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TataSky, Sun TV settle dispute on channel sharing, pricing

TataSky, Sun TV settle dispute on channel sharing, pricing
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First Published: Mon, Aug 20 2007. 02 55 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Aug 20 2007. 02 55 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: After nearly a year of litigation in Supreme Court and broadcast tribunal TDSAT, Direct-to-Home (DTH) operator TataSky and broadcaster Sun TV have settled their dispute on channel sharing and pricing.
During proceedings at Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), counsels appearing for both sides have informed the bench that the issue has been resolved and requested to dispose of the petition.
Accepting this, TDSAT Chairman Justice Arun Kumar directed to dispose of the petition along with various applications filed by the two parties against each other.
As per the paper submitted by the counsels before the bench, TataSky will offer all 20 channels in its entry packages in southern states. This will also be open for their all-India subscribers.
On the pricing issue, both parties informed the tribunal that due to ‘reasons of confidentiality´ they were unable to provide all the details, which was accepted by TDSAT.
As per the agreement, TataSky a 80:20 joint venture between Tata group and broadcast major Star India, will provide channels in combined packages to subscribers. It was earlier demanding Sun TV’s channels on pick and choose basis.
Some of the major channels which will now be available on TataSky’s platform are Sun TV, K TV Sun Music, Sun News, Gemini, Teja, Gemini Music, Gemini News, Udaya TV, Udaya News and Chutti TV.
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First Published: Mon, Aug 20 2007. 02 55 PM IST