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Over 50 companies owe Doordarshan Rs 182 crores<br>ABCL, Nimbus, HTA & Pritish Nandy Communications among the 50 companies

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Over 50 companies owe Doordarshan Rs 182 crores<br>ABCL, Nimbus, HTA & Pritish Nandy Communications among the 50 companies

Information and Broadcasting Minister, Sushma Swaraj, while replying to Parliament question, said that over 50 companies owe a total of Rs 182 crores to Doordarshan as on July 31, 2001.

The prominent companies figuring in this list are Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd (ABCL), Hindustan Thompson Associates (HTA), Creative Eye, Nimbus, Numero Uno, Pritish Nandy Communications, UTV, B4U Multimedia, Nine Network, National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), Aaliya Productions, Concept Advertising, Drishti India, Fame Communication, Film Craft, Innovision, Magna Vision and Media Asia.

I&B minister informed the house that in the case of ABCL, the company is paying Doordarshan back the money it owes in instalments. To recover dues from Creative Eye, legal papers are being finalised.

While the Nimbus case is under arbitration, the HTA issue is under dispute. DD has decided to do business with Pritish Nandy Communications on the basis of advance payment.

Among others, the UTV matter is with the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI), while the B4U case is still under arbitration. The Nine Network issue is also in the process of being pursued.

The agencies that had owed to Doordarshan varying amounts in the previous years included big names like Balaji Telefilms, Clarion Advertising, Lintas, Maa Bozell and Stracon, according to the minister. All these companies have paid their dues by now.


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