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Zee complains to MIB against Den Networks seeking cancellation of its DAS License

Discussion in 'DEN Digital Cable' started by IndianMascot, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. IndianMascot

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    Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. which is India’s largest Media Company and No. 1 Entertainment Network1 has complained to Ministry of Information & Broadcasting vide letter dated 27th February 2018 alleging violation of extant DAS Regulations and breach of license conditions, by DEN Networks Ltd., a national MSO/ its Affiliate(s)/ Joint Venture entity.

    It has been learnt from the sources that in the said complaint, ZEEL has furnished various evidences to MIB to show that DEN is supplying signals in an unencrypted and non-addressable mode in DAS notified areas, which is contrary to the licensing conditions and violation of DAS Regulations. In addition, ZEEL has also submitted video recordings to MIB as an evidence to show that DEN is taking channels from a DTH Set Top Box and retransmitting the channels through its Cable Networks in an unencrypted and non-addressable mode.

    ZEEL has stated that, this amounts to piracy of channels which is not only an offence under the Copyright Act, 1957 but also specifically prohibited under the Programme Code as provided in Cable Television Network Rules, 1994. Such instances of supply of signals in an unencrypted and non-addressable mode and piracy of channels are in violation of license granted by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to DEN and the allegations of ZEEL, if found true, may lead to cancellation of license of DEN Network Ltd.

    The complaint states that the actions of DEN in transmitting the channels in unencrypted and non-addressable mode & piracy of channels through DTH set top box are not only adversely impacting the Broadcasters but also causing revenue loss to the public exchequer. DEN Network Ltd. seems to be in violation of Section 4A of the Cable Television Network Regulation Act 1995 and the terms of license conditions issued by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. ZEEL has cited Rule 11(7) of the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994 to assert that for violation of terms and conditions of the license/registration granted by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, the license of DEN is liable to be cancelled.


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  2. D Major

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    Good decision taken by ZEE.

    DEN license should be suspended.
     
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    Surprise to see still cable operators are behaving bogus.
     
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    It's just not zee, I have seen den doing same with sports channels too. When there is a match they would transmit the match on their own channel.
     

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