TDSAT directs Hathway Digital Pvt. Ltd. to reconnect signals of Shreya Broadcasting Pvt Ltd​

Hathway told to reconnect signals of Shrey Broadcasting following disconnection. TDSAT to look into matter later.

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 7 seconds

The Telecom Disputes and Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has directed Hathway Digital Private Limited to reconnect the signals of Shreya Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd.

Shreya Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd. had moved TDSAT against Hathway Digital Private for disconnection of its signals. On hearing both parties, Hathway claimed a huge amount of arrears for which it had issued a notice dated 12.7.2019. According to the broadcaster, the same was received only through an e-mail of 16.7.2019. 

The tribunal noted ” Without going into the merits of rival claims, at this stage, it is clear that disconnection has been affected by the respondent without waiting for the expiry of the minimum 21 days of the notice period. 

Hence, we direct the respondent to reconnect the signals of the petitioner on its appropriate genre forthwith and, in any case, by tomorrow.

On consideration of the merits of the respondent’s case, we may vary or modify this interim order after the expiry of the notice period. It may be open for the respondent to file a reply within a week. Rejoinder, if required may be filed within one week thereafter.”

Shreya Broadcasting owns and runs three channels namely TV5, TV5 Kannada, and Hindu Dharmam. A day after the hearing it moved a news miscellaneous application that was not heard in detail and put together to be heard on 13 August with the main case.

DreamDTH is the source for breaking news and exclusive updates in DTH and Television industry! For the latest news and updates, follow us on Twitter, Google News, Telegram and Facebook. For the latest videos updates, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Avatar of Basil Kannagi Arasu
Basil Kannagi Arasu


Basil currently works as the Editor-in-chief at DreamDTH. He likes to write and cover the latest happenings in the Media and Entertainment Industry in India. You can always find him browsing his phone.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Visit our forums

Join the discussions with thousands of active members who share the same interests as you and learn something new...