The DTH players include Airtel, DishTV, Videocon D2H and Sun Direct TV
TDSAT today passed an order on Viacom18’s plea against MSM Discovery, the summary of which is:· TDSAT restrains MSM Discovery from interfering in Sun18 operations. · TDSAT restrains MSM Discovery from representing Viacom18 channels any more.
Sun18, the strategic alliance between the Sun Group and Network18, has officially commenced operations and will distribute a total of 33 channels from Viacom18, Sun TV Network, Disney India Network and Network18. Recently, MSM Discovery filed a petition against Viacom18 to stop the Viacom18 channels from moving out of their ‘One Alliance’ bouquet. However, Bombay High Court refused to grant any order in favour of MSM Discovery, and therefore Sun18 operations remain unaffected. The matter has been posted for hearing on August 17, 2010.
Network18 Group and Sun Network have announced a strategic alliance to launch what is said to be one of India’s biggest distribution entities, called Sun18. This alliance marks the entry of Network18 Group into the Indian television distribution space. As part of the agreement, Sun18 will distribute a total of 33 channels provided by Network18, Viacom18, Sun Network and Disney India Network via all networks including cable, DTH, IPTV, HITS and MMDS. The option to aggregate third party channels is also one of the opportunities the venture will seek to explore.
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