Direct to Home (DTH) operator Tata Sky has blocked the recording feature on Sony Sports channels citing restriction of rights of recording from Sony Pictures Network India end. The restriction was put in place yesterday on Tata Sky’s platform disallowing recording on Sony Sports channels.
“So Sony has asked Tata Sky (maybe all DTH) to disallow recording of live matches, this was implemented since yesterday. I used to record all live matches in case I missed something and rewinding was a great feature. Just checked this is for highlights of this series as well,” a Tata Sky user stated highlighting the move.
SPN is said to have restricted the rights of recording their cricket content during the entire India vs Australia series which kicked off on November 27. According to Tata Sky, the restriction of recording will apply to Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3, and Sony SIX. The restriction will be in place till the end of India vs Australia series which finishes on January 19.
“Dear Subscriber,as per broadcaster mandate, recording of India tour of Australia on all SD&HD versions of Sony Six,Ten1,Ten3 will be restricted till 19-Jan’21.” read a message sent from Tata Sky’s end to its subscribers.
“28-Nov-20, the broadcaster has restricted the rights of recording their Cricket Content during entire India vs Australia series,” read a response from Tata Sky on Twitter in response to a question on the disabling of recording on Sony Sports channels.
The restriction on recording will disallow Tata Sky+ HD customers from rewinding or recording the content on the aforesaid channels. At the time of publishing this article, the customers of other DTH operators were yet to report any restriction on recording on the aforesaid channels.
DreamDTH is reaching out to Sony Pictures Network India for a comment on the restriction of rights of recording. We will update the space as and when the broadcaster responds back to us.