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Delhi High Court stays TDSAT order asking broadcasters for OTT content

TRAI has argued that broadcasters are supplying signals of linear channels to OTT platforms circumventing Clause 5.6 of the Uplinking and Downlinking guidelines for television channels

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Broadcasters such as Star, said sources, had approached Delhi HC, highlighting this point, resulting in a stay order passed on Wednesday.

Viveat Susan Pinto Mumbai
The Delhi High Court (HC) on Wednesday stayed an order passed by the Telecommunications (telecom) Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) last week, directing broadcasters to furnish information on content made available on over-the-top (OTT) platforms.

The matter is significant since it pertains to the jurisdiction of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) that regulates both the telecom and broadcasting sectors, said persons in the know.

Trai’s stated position in earlier judicial proceedings has been that it does not regulate OTT platforms or content related to them.

Broadcasters such as Star, said sources, had approached Delhi HC, highlighting this

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First Published: Sep 28 2022 | 9:24 PM IST

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