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ICC World Cup 2015: HC bars Prasar Bharati from sharing live feed with cable channel (1 Viewer)

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Delhi High Court barred Prasar Bharati from sharing with cable operators through Doordarshan (DD) channels the live feed of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, of which ESPN and Star have the exclusive broadcasting rights.

A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva passed the order on the plea of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), ESPN and Star who had contended that cable TV operators were getting live feeds through DD channels free of cost, resulting in loss of revenue for them.

“The appeal as well as writ petition (civil) 8458/2007 are allowed to the extent that the live broadcasting signal shared by ESPN/STAR by virtue of the Sports Act with Prasar Bharati, shall not be carried in the designated Doordarshan channels under the must carry obligation cast by the Cable TV Network Act on cable operators. This shall operate prospectively,” the bench said.

It also observed that while the advertisement revenue received by DD in respect of the shared content of the sports channels was to be shared in the ratio of not less than 75:25, “it still does not cater to the loss of subscription revenue” by ESPN and Star.

The court, however, rejected their additional prayers to strike down section 3 of the Sports Act, which makes it mandatory for them to share with Prasar Bharati the live feed of sporting events of national importance.

It also refused to grant relief of striking down a 2000 notification issued by Prasar Bharati which made it mandatory for cable operators to carry DD National and DD News channels.

BCCI, Nimbus Communications Ltd and the two sports channels (ESPN and Star) had challenged the high court’s single judge November 2007 order rejecting their pleas that no cable television network, Direct-to-Home (DTH) Network, multi-system network or local cable operator could broadcast such sports events without a licence from the content owners. (PTI)
 

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Bro Give Link also with your post :k
 

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SarfaRaZ said:
Bro Give Link also with your post :k
Just search by the headline in Google. You will find many links bcoz this story is filed by PTI news agency
 

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Cricket World Cup feed on DD cannotbe carried via cable ops: Delhi HC

: In a shot in the arm for Star India, the
Delhi High Court has ruled that pubcaster Prasar
Bharati cannot share live broadcasting signal of
events of national importance like the ICC
Cricket World Cup with cable operators.

Star India, which is the official broadcaster of
the event, had filed an application in the High
Court contending that the free supply of live feed
to cable TV operators through Doordarshan
channels was making a dent in its revenue.

Under Section 3 of the Sports Act, the rights
holder has to mandatorily share the live feed of
sporting events of national importance with
Prasar Bharati.

“The appeal as well as writ petition (civil)
8458/2007 is allowed to the extent that the live
broadcasting signal shared by ESPN/STAR by
virtue of the Sports Act with Prasar Bharati shall
not be carried in the designated Doordarshan
channels under the must-carry obligation cast by
the Cable TV Network Act on cable operators.
This shall operate prospectively,” the bench
stated.

Star had contended that by carrying the shared
signals on channels, which are compulsorily
carried on private cables and DTH platforms,
Prasar Bharati is making available the shared
signals on platforms where they are already
available and is thereby offering the content to
subscribers in direct competition to the
broadcaster, which is the owner of that content.

The bench also noted that the cable operators
have access to the broadcast of the sporting
events through two different channels, Star and
the other through the channels of Doordarshan,
while the former is to be paid for, the latter is
free.


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RE: Cricket World Cup feed on DD cannotbe carried via cable ops: Delhi HC

Time to leave watching cricket
 

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RE: Cricket World Cup feed on DD cannotbe carried via cable ops: Delhi HC

santosha172 said:
Time to leave watching cricket
Why bro :huh
 

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What about dd free dish..?
In 2007 world cup ddd+ has not shared the feed of world cup with its viewers.
 

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RE: Cricket World Cup feed on DD cannotbe carried via cable ops: Delhi HC

bcz od DD :d:rofl
 

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SarfaRaZ said:
Why bro :huh
I hate star india since they renamed their channels .. star cricket was my fav ... am not gonna pay 61 rs to watch one match on four channels :/
 

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