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Disney-Star, Sony, Zee agree to switch on cable signals after standoff

This had triggered the spat between cable operators and broadcasters, with the former saying that the channel price hike would be exorbitant, while the latter saying it was not more than 5-15%

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But with the two sides now ending the spat, cable subscribers can go back to watching their favourite shows on Star, Sony and Zee once the signals are turned on

Viveat Susan Pinto Mumbai
The impasse between some of the country's top broadcasters and cable operators has ended a week after it began, informed sources have told Business Standard.  

In a closed-door meeting on Thursday in New Delhi, broadcasters Disney-Star, Sony and Zee have agreed to switch on TV signals in 25 million homes by Friday, after members of the All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), who were also present, assured them of signing revised interconnection offers or tariff agreements. 

It may be recalled that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), which is the regulator for both the telecommunication and broadcast sectors, had amended NTO

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First Published: Feb 23 2023 | 11:17 PM IST

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