Prasar Bharati cannot re-transmit live signals to private cable and DTH Operators: Supreme Court

Saurav Datta August 23 2017
Supreme Court

The live broadcasting signals of sporting events of national importance, especially cricket, cannot be re-transmitted by Prasar Bharati on networks other than its own terrestrial and Direct-to-Home (DTH) networks, the Supreme Court has ruled.

This would mean that channels like Star India and ESPN would not be compelled to share their feed with private cable television networks. This is because the channels had paid huge sums to secure exclusive telecasting rights to top-billed cricketing events. Therefore, compelling them to share this feed with cable TV . . .

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