The direct to home (DTH) operator has announced it would soon remove 26 channels from its platform, and has issued a public notice stating that the 26 channels will cease to be carried on the platform with effect from three weeks from the date of publication of the notice.
As per notice, 17 channels will be discontinued from the platform due to expiry of agreement while the remaining will be removed due to breach of agreement.
Other channels to go off air are: News Time Bangla, Dhoom Music Bangla, Vedic, Aastha Bhajan, Care World, Janta TV, Rupasi Bangla, Prag News, and Puthiya Thalaimurai.
Tata Sky and Sony are already on war path since October as the DTH operator had removed Sony Pictures Networks India’s (SPNI) channels from its platform due to non-renewal of agreement. The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) had directed the two parties to enter into an agreement either negotiated or reference interconnect offer (RIO) with in four weeks from 11 October.