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Let DD telecast series: HC to Ten Sports

March 12, 2004 13:22 IST
Last Updated: March 12, 2004 14:20 IST

In an order that will bring cheer to millions of cricket lovers all over the country, the Madras high court on Friday directed Ten Sports TV channel to permit Doordarshan to telecast the India-Pakistan cricket seriescommencing on Saturday, which the channel said it would do.

A division bench of the high court, comprising Chief Justice B Subhashan Reddy and Justice M Thanikachalam, gave the order while hearing a petition seeking a direction to TRAI to secure the telecast rights from the private Ten Sports for Prasar Bharati.

The Bench also directed Doordarshan to use the logo of Ten Sports and carry their commercials in all the telecasts.

However, pertaining to the amount to be deposited by Doordarshan, the Bench said the amount and the liability to be paid by whosoever it may be shall be worked out in course of time and will be decided during the final hearing of the writ petition.

Senior counsel and former Attorney General K Parasaran told the court that his client, Ten Sports, would adhere to the directions of the court.

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Number of User Comments: 6

Sub: ten sports and cricket

This happens when sports channels without ethics try to earn instant buck..greed is ok but not too much of it.

Posted by gopakumar

Sub: good verdict

Very good verdict given by the High court to ensure everybody watches cricket and at the same time ensuring that TEN SPORTS also get the ...

Posted by Santhanam

Sub: India-Pak cricket telecast

Quite surprised at the verdict. At the outset as a viewer I am quite happy that DD will also telecast the matches. However, from the ...

Posted by venkat

Sub: ODI

Everybody has the right to see the telecast. DD should take the responsibility

Posted by sks

Sub: very good decision

it is a remarkable judgement for all the viewers especially for the viewers of chennai who missed out watching the austrlian tour.

Posted by pramod



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