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With just two days to submit revised Television Channels tariffs, several television broadcasters have moved the Bombay High Court challenging new Tariff Order by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
The Press note issued by TRAI on January 1 containing amendments to Tariff Order for pricing of television channels directed broadcasters to unveil their new prices by January 15. Moreover, the regulatory authority proposed certain ceiling on pricing of television channels and noted that such changes will go into effect on March 1.
Opposing these conditions, organisations such as Film and Television Producers Guild of India, Indian Broadcasting Foundation and broadcasters including Sony Pictures, Star India, Disney, Zee Entertainment, Asianet Star Communications and others filed pleas seeking a stay on the new Tariff order.