TWI and Starcon have slapped draft claims on both Prasar Bharati and Rediff.com for the violation of the rights held by TWI-Starcon for the audiostreaming of the recent India-Australia one-day matches.
Starcon and TWI might consider claiming damages to the tune of a $1.5 million from Rediff.com. Rediff.com provided a live AIR audio commentary of these matches which breaches Starcon and TWI’s agreement with Prasar Bharati on the multimedia rights including all audio-video streaming on the Internet.
Starcon-TWI have alleged that Prasar Bharati and Rediff.com have violated a February 2000 agreement that gave the exclusive multimedia marketing rights including without limitation, live/delayed audio and video streaming in respect of cricketing events conducted by BCCI in India till September, 2004.
Starcon is contemplating of claiming damages from Rediff $1.5 million for providing AIR’s live circket commentary of the India-Australia one day matches on their site www.rediff.com.