DTH operator Dish TV has been clearing the dues of Star India as per the scheduled time and is on track to clearing Star India dues as per the order of the Telecom Disputes and Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), accessed by DreamDTH.
Dish TV submitted that the invoice for the month of September 2019 which can be treated as the current invoice has been paid by the petitioner and also the earlier invoices and the second instalment.
The third instalment will fall due by end of November 2019 and the invoice for October 2019 will fall due by 10.12.2019. The tribunal noted that it expected that Dish TV will abide by its representation noted earlier.
The DTH operator’s counsel hinted that it was entitled to incentives in terms of the agreement enunciated and the circular of Star India dated 27 September 2019. It said that the invoices for the incentives have already been raised and submitted. He said that an early resolution of the demand for the incentive will ease the burden upon Dish TV in making further payments.
Star had considered revision of the LCN Incentive and Penetration Incentive by considering the requests made by DPO. Star had issued a Revised Penetration Incentive and LCN Incentive letter dated August 9, 2019, due to various DPOs seeking a relaxation of the incentive conditions laid down in the Subscription License Agreement dated February 1, 2019.
Star India’s counsel said that the invoices had been raised simultaneously for several months and, therefore, verification is taking some time. However, he assured that the task shall be completed and a suitable reply shall be given to Dish TV informing whatever is found admissible by way of incentives.
Posting the matter under a new date, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Shiva Kirti Singh ruled
“It is expected that a decision on the claim for incentives raised by the petitioner, shall be taken expeditiously and preferably within ten days.”