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Cable operators’ to black out ESPN-Star Sports for two months

11-January-2002
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Cable operators’ to black out ESPN-Star Sports for two months

Protesting at the “arbitrary hikes” in subscription charges, a section of cable operators have threatened to blackout the services of ESPN-Star Sports for two months and have decided to collectively return their viewing cards.

According to the spokesperson of National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the action is supported by nearly 70 per cent of cable operators across the country including Hathway-WinCable, InCable and Spectranet. The association is exploring the legal options also.

According to the distributor of Hathway-WinCable and spokesperson of United Front for Cable Operators in India (UFCI), the NCTA decision did have the organization’s concurrence and its members continue to show ESPN-Star Sports as usual. UFCI also claimed to represent 70 per cent of cable homes in the country.

According to ESPN-Star Sports, a majority of cable networks across the country including WinCable, Hathway, Spectranet and InCable had signed up with the channel combine for the new rates.

Meanwhile, InCableNet has filed a contempt of court case against ESPN-Star Sports for switching off its signals. The case would come up for hearing on January 14.

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