The Kerala High Court Wednesday postponed the hearing in the case filed by All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) against the implementation of the amended new tariff order to February 22.
The court did not pass any interim order.
The members of All India Digital Cable Federation barring Siti Cable were waiting for Wednesday’s court order before they take any decision on complying with the provisions of NTO 3.0.
As on February 1, almost 80% of DPOs have already signed up with the broadcasters agreeing to the latest NTO regime.
BestMediaInfo.com reported last week that Disney Star, Sony and Zee have sent a list of 775 MSOs, 700 MSOs and 715 MSOs, respectively to TRAI who have signed and implemented NTO 3.0.
Even DTH Players like Tata Play, Dish TV and Airtel Digital TV have signed agreements to implement NTO 3.0.
For TRAI, the legal position is that the regulation has already come into force and the industry has to abide by it if the High Court refused any stay on the implementation.
AIDCF has maintained that NTO 3.0 will have a negative impact on their end customers and subscribers.