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Star India raids Incable for piracy of its channels

Baffled Incable switches off STAR Channels in one million cable homes across Western India.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | March 29, 2011

Enforcement agencies recently conducted a copyright raid on Indusind Media and Communications Pvt Ltd (Incable) network in Surat based on the complaint filed by company’s officials. The action was initiated as Incable was found transmitting signals beyond its authorized area of operation. In reaction to the copyright raid, STAR channels were switched off and remained unavailable to many cable homes serviced by Incable in Mumbai, Nasik, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Solapur, Sangli, Ahmedabad, Baroda and Bangalore since March 22, 2011.

Nearly one million cable homes serviced by Incable have been facing erratic supply of STAR channels as a result of unlawful activities of by the MSO.

In reaction Sanjay Gupta Chief Operating officer of STAR India Pvt. Ltd said, “Protection of Intellectual property is at the core of the Television business and is key for the growth of both broadcasters and distribution platforms .On that issue we will not negotiate or compromise”

Committed to the viewer’s interest, STAR has assured that it shall ensure strict action against all those involved in channel piracy and shall shortly bring  back India’s favorite channels  into their livings rooms.

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