Ban on TV9 lifted partially in Telangana

KV Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on March 12, 2018

The ban on telecast of TV9 programmes in Telangana has been partially lifted and all the cable TV distributors under Hathway network have resumed telecasting the programmes.

The ban on ABN Andhra Jyothy, however, is still continuing.

Hathway has a majority share in the cable TV network in the State, followed by the Siti Cable network that is yet to revive the telecast of TV9 programmes.

The telecast had been stopped by the MSOs (multiple system operators) from June because of alleged derogatory programmes, making sarcastic comments on Telangana legislators.

TV9 moved the Telecom Disputes and Settlements Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) challenging the decision of MSOs. After listening to the arguments from both the sides, the tribunal directed the MSOs to resume telecast of the programmes. It, however, asked the channel to strictly follow the programme code and not to hurt the feelings of viewers.

Meanwhile, reporters of ABN Andhra Jyothi held a sit-in at the Media Point of the Assembly on Wednesday morning, demanding the immediate lift of blockade on their channel.

Published on November 05, 2014

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