to Rudhrapur Cable Network.
Star India was asked to respond within
a week with TDSAT listing the matter
for 7 October.
The Cable Network had come to the
Tribunal seeking a direction to Star
India for supply of its signals to the
petitioner for retransmission in the
areas of Rudrapur, Gadarpur, Kichha
and rural areas.
The Tribunal after arguments had
directed that the parties should enter
into an interconnect agreement
without any delay applicable till 31
December, 2015. The areas under the
interconnect agreement would be
exactly same as the areas of the STN
Television Network in Rudrapur, the
Tribunal had said and added that
following the execution of the
agreement, the decoder boxes will be
issued simultaneously to the
petitioner for all the channels.
It had been argued by Star at that
time that areas under question are in
the third phase of DAS notification,
hence as currently these areas are in
the analogue mode and they are due
to come under the DAS regime after
31 December, 2015. Star also declined
to give signals to the petitioner on
ground that STN has objected to any
supply of signals to the petitioner on
the ground that it owed large sum of
money to STN.