This time, Star has also challenged the TRAI press release informing about the implementation of the regulatory framework from 3 July.
The top court will hear the matter on 28 August.
The broadcaster has challenged TRAI’s jurisdiction to frame the tariff order contending that the exploitation of intellectual property (IP) rights are covered under Copyright Act.
TRAI had stated that the tariff order, interconnection regulations, and quality of service (QoS) norms have come into effect from 3 July.
The authority had stated it has complied with the judicial mandates as the Madras High Court has upheld the tariff order and the interconnection regulations. It had directed all the service providers to comply with all the provisions of the regulations and tariff order afresh.
As per the Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services (Eighth) (Addressable Systems) Tariff Order, 2017, the broadcasters have to declare the MRP and nature of channels within 60 days; distribution platform operators (DPOs) have to declare network capacity fee and distribution retail price (DRP) within 180 days and reporting by broadcasters within 120 days.