Monday, December 12, 2005

Ten Sports takes Indian Govt. to court

Finally a legal test for the new regulations brought on by the government of India on sharing cricket feeds with Doordarshan. Ten Sports has taken the I&B Ministry to Bombay High Court, "challenging the guidelines issued last month as a case of unjust enrichment for Prasar Bharati."

Ten Sports is more serious than ESPN Star, since the Indian tour of Pakistan is starting next month, and after an England touring us, India will be travelling to West Indies. Ten Sports owns the rights to matches played in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and West Indies.

Ideally, it will be better for ESPN Star to join in the suit. It would be better for Zee and Sony to also join in to put up a joint opposition.

However it appears that Zee is not much worried about the govt. regulation.

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