BECIL was directed to complete the technical and commercial audit of Tata Sky’s head-end, conditional access system (CAS), subscriber management system (SMS) and all other technical system and equipment within two weeks.
The order of TDSAT stated: “At the present stage, we are inclined to order that BECIL should hold a technical and commercial audit of the system of respondent no. 1 qua the petitioner’s channels at an early date preferably within two weeks keeping in view the purpose of audit, which may be explained by the petitioner so that BECIL may hold the audit in accordance with requirement of regulation keeping the concern of the petitioner in view.”
TDSAT also permitted SPNI and Tata Sky representatives to assist the audit team. Tata Sky has assured the tribunal of cooperating in the matter. The cost of the audit will be made by the broadcaster.
Once completed, the BECIL will share the report of the audit with the parties as soon as the report is available. The matter has been posted under the same head on 19 December.