In March, Dish TV had issued disconnection notices to 10 channels distributed by IndiaCast UTV, including CNBC-TV18 and IBN7 and some ETV regional channels, claiming low popularity. The content aggregator followed it up by issuing a disconnection notice for its remaining channels.
Both parties moved the TDSAT for relief against disconnection notices issued by them against each other.
The two parties have been at logger heads with each other ever since the subscription deal came up for renewal.
The dispute began when Dish TV, as part of its larger strategy to reduce content cost, launched ‘on demand channels’ offer that allows subscribers to receive only those channels they want to subscribe.
The content aggregator was in no mood to blink first, leading to the current stand-off with the TDSAT being the favourite battleground.