TDSAT asked the global sports broadcaster to send its officials to the premises of Dish TVBSE 0.52 % for conducting an audit of the subscriber base and verification of accounts.
TDSAT said that the entire process should be completed within two weeks and Dish TV would provide full cooperation to ESPN officials.
Dish TV has also been asked to show ESPN the manner in which it is maintaining its 'India Cricket Pack'.
ESPN Software India, a sister concern of ESPN had issued two public notices on November 5 and November 12 this year for discontinuing giving signals to the DTH operator and alleged Dish TV has not signed a subscription agreement. It also alleged that Dish TV has not paid subscription fee.
The tribunal in an interim order said, "Till further hearing in this matter, the respondent (ESPN) is directed not to give effect to its public notices dated November 5, 2012 and November 12, 2012".
Dish TV and ESPN Software, a holding company of ESPN for distributing and marketing its channels are in loggerheads over reconciliation of their accounts based on the audit of the Subscriber Management System of the DTH operators.
The two are in a dispute over signing of a subscription agreement as well. They are also at loggerheads over 'India Cricket Pack' of Dish TV.
The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal's (TDSAT) order came over a petition filed by Subhash Chandra's Zee group controlled Dish TV.
Dish TV had had entered into agreement with ESPN Softwares for three channels ESPN, Star Sports and Star Cricket.