New Delhi: Supreme Courts has adjourned the case related to DD world cup telecast issue between Prasar Bharathi and Star India to 19th February.
Earlier Prasar Bharati has rejected the formula proposed by ESPN and Star Sports with regards to not sharing the telecast of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 feed with cable operators.
The rejection was made by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi in the Supreme Court today (17th February), when the appeal by Prasar Bharati against a Delhi High Court order barring Doordarshan from sharing the World Cup feed with cable operators came up for hearing.
While adjourning the matter to 19 February, the bench led by Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked both Prasar Bharati and Star India to file additional affidavits in support of their various contentions including an estimate of the losses they were likely to incur in case DD was allowed to beam all the matches after sharing live feeds with cable operators.
The bench further observed that it wanted to people to enjoy the matches during the tournament with facing any obstacles and that the parties involves should resolve the revenue dispute amicably.
The court also accepted an intervention from multi system operator (MSO) Vikki Chaudhary and directed him to file an additional affidavit along the same lines.