Times Now reaches settlement with Bollywood in defamatory coverage lawsuit
Four Bollywood associations and 34 production houses filed a civil suit before the Delhi HC against TV news channels for their coverage of Sushant Singh Rajput's death
The petitioners had also prayed that the news channels and their anchors abide by the provisions of the Programme Code under the Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994, and to withdraw, recall and take down all the defamatory content published by them against Bollywood.
"The Plaintiffs and TIMES NOW are pleased to confirm that they have settled the matter, and the application for settlement along with Consent Terms is pending for acceptance before the Hon'ble Delhi High Court," Times Network said in a statement.
"As per the Consent Terms agreed, TIMES NOW reaffirms its commitment to abide by the Programme Code under the Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act, 1995 and the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994 and undertakes not to publish or air anything that is defamatory to the Plaintiffs (the Hindi film industry) on the TIMES NOW channel," it added.
"With this matter settled, the Plaintiffs and the Times Group can look forward to building on their historically cordial relationship."
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