The DTH platform posted a message on its website: “Dear customers, our services are suspended on account of satellite signal disconnection. Same are expected to resume only after June 22nd, 2019. Inconvenience is regretted.”
The decision has a background. The Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) had recently ordered it to clear its dues to Antrix Corporation by 12 June or else face a disconnection. It had to pay Rs 9 crore to Antrix or Rs 15 crore in the form of a bank guarantee.
As the DTH operator was unable to pay as per the court order and hence Antrix disconnected its signal. The matter will further come up for hearing on 2 July.
As per claims made by distributors, the network had accumulated more than Rs 2 crore in the form of advances and commissions.