On 3 August, the Delhi High Court sought the views of the Department of Telecommunications' (DoT) view on TRAI's recommendation to impose a Rs 950-crore penalty on Idea Cellular for not providing interconnection to Reliance Jio (RJIO).
On 4 August, the Delhi High Court sent a notice to Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami on Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s plea to refrain from “misreporting” his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death and asked them to respect his “right to silence”.
The search engine giant Google has added another feature, SOS Alert. When this feature is activated, maps tool suggests which areas should be avoided, the roads that have been closed and places where people can seek refuge in.
Star India can be in trouble as the Delhi's Patiala House Court, on July 22, ordered the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police to register an FIR against it and some of its top officials with others on a cheating complaint filed by Delhi-based Noida Software Technology Park Ltd (NSTPL).
The advertisements run by Airtel showing Ookla’s report proclaiming Airtel as India’s fastest network again faces heat as Reliance Jio has moved the Bombay High Court to file its complaint.
On July 7, the Supreme Court asked the central government to give the amended National Security Policy (NSP) to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who has sought the cancellation of phase-3 licence granted to Sun TV-owned Red FM India.
Hearing in the TRAI tariff case has re-started at the Madras High Court on June 27. Star India counsel presented the broadcaster’s side of the case. The court will hear the arguments of TRAI later. As reported earlier, the Supreme Court ordered hearing of this case on a day-to-day basis in the Madras High Court.
Sri Venkata Sharvani Media Broadcasting has been barred from using “AP News Now” as a name for its new channel by the Delhi High Court, following a plea by Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd (BCCL). BCCL alleged copyright infringement.
The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to Republic TV following a petition by BCCL against Arnab Goswami’s ARG Outlier Media Asianet News, the owner and operator of Republic TV, for alleged violation of contract and copyright violation.
Alleging copyright violation, Times Group has filed a criminal complaint against Arnab Goswami and his Republic TV colleague Prema Sridevi with Mumbai Police on May 16. The complaint also includes theft, criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of property and infringement of IPR of BCCL by using the same on Republic TV.
Republic TV has started to face the heat very soon after the launch, as in a letter to the country’s regulator TRAI, the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has alleged that the newly launched English news channel is using unethical distribution ways to garner high viewership numbers.
Discovery Communications is eyeing the lucrative Hindi GEC segment in India with a proposed channel launch by this year end. Discovery Jeet will have 200-250 hours of local content for the first three months. It will target the 15+ male audience with fact-inspired entertainment.
On 8th May, Vodafone India told the Delhi High Court that TRAI's consultation process to frame rules for network testing before a full-fledged launch by a company could be a ‘deliberate exercise’ to crush its plea against Reliance Jio. In its plea, Vodafone had alleged violation of tariff orders by Reliance Jio as it offered free voice calls.
HITS operator Noida Software Technology Park Ltd (NSTPL) was ordered by the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to pay Rs 60 lakh in 4 instalments to Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI). NSTPL was given 8 weeks to pay the amount. Earlier, four cheques given by the HITS operator to Sony of Rs 1.5 million each were dishonoured due to insufficient funds. The cheques were given from 1 June to 1 September 2016.
On May 5, Airtel and Ideas have been asked by the Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to give their sides of the argument in detail on RJio matter within that time frame, as it will hear the case on July 25.
The new contract for its subscribers and the clauses has been made stricter by BARC (Broadcast Research Council of India). BARC also revised the End User Licencee Agreement (EULA) to include details and definitions of malpractices, disciplinary council and consequences if a subscriber is found guilty.
China Development Bank (CDB) has raised its objection on the $6-billion merger of Reliance Communications (RCom) and Aircel, though regulators including the Competition Commission of India (CCI) have no objection. In its National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) filing on April 29, the bank sought a creditors’ meeting with both companies ahead of the merger to discuss loan settlement terms.
Ending a long corporate battle that had cast a shadow on Indo-Japanese economic ties, the Delhi High Court on April 28 let Tata Sons to pay NTT Docomo a $1.18 billion arbitration award upon termination of their telecom joint venture.
The Delhi High Court has initiated winding up proceedings against Mahuaa Media and has also appointed a provisional official liquidator. With this, the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has directed distribution platform operators (DPOs) to file an application to make the official liquidator aware of the present proceedings. According to TDSAT, the application must be filed within two weeks from 24 April and a copy of report of the auditors appointed by the committee under the authority of this tribunal may also be enclosed with the application proposed to be filed.
Six years after the CBI filed the first charge sheet, a special court, on 26 April, has reserved its verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation scam cases involving former Telecom Minister A Raja DMK MP Kanimozhi and others as accused. Special Judge O P Saini, who is exclusively dealing with the cases arising out of the 2G spectrum scam, fixed July 15 for pronouncement of the verdict in the three cases.
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