Broadcast tribunal TDSAT has refused the plea of TV Vision, promoters of the music channels 'Mastiii', to stay the Direct-to-Home operator TataSky from adding any new channel to its platform.
TDSAT's interim order came over a petition filed by TV Vision requesting the tribunal to direct TataSky to distribute its channel through its DTH platform. TV Vision had also requested that till the pendency of its plea, TataSky should be injuncted from adding any new channel and a slot for 'Mastiii' should be kept.
TV Vision had alleged that TataSky has been refusing its request to beam the channel 'Mastiii' from its DTH platform on the ground of capacity constraints.
Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) also said that any new channel added by TataSky on its DTH platform "during pendency of this petition (by TV Vision) will be subject to the outcome" of its order.
TDSAT said it would decide "whether respondent (TataSky) has been providing access to its platform in non- discriminatory manner" and "whether the petitioner (TV Vision) has been treated in a fair, unbiased and equitable manner" by TataSky.
TataSky should be given an "opportunity to file its reply before adjudicating on the issue raised" by TV Vision, it added.