News channels write to TRAI about Aaj Tak

The alleged violations are with respect to news channel Aaj Tak being made available on two LCNs

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Published: May 23, 2019 4:35 PM  | 1 min read

Few broadcasters have written to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India about alleged violations by the India Today Group with respect to the news channel Aaj Tak. Sources have confirmed to us that ABP News Network has sent a letter to TRAI to take action.

As per the broadcasters, the dual placement also violates license terms of the MIB.  

Sources have told exchange4media that this will lead to inflated viewership on a day like the Counting Day. 

A letter written by Republic TV to TRAI says: "They have been making available the channel on its own frequency and also the frequency allotted to TEZ NEWS." 

According to the letter, the availability of the channel on two LCNs violates TRAI's regulations and directions. 

The letter further says: "This unethical method of dual LCN is exploitative and is detrimental to other channels of the same genre."

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