The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Arbitration Tribunal (TDSAT) on 07 October has directed the Karnataka State Digital Cable TV Operators Welfare Association has been asked to visit the Bangalore office of Siti Cable Networks to reconcile their accounts and resolve their disputes about quality of set top boxes (STBs) raised in their petition before the tribunal in August this year.
The Karnataka Association representing 269 cable operators is represented by advocate Nittin Bhatia. Association had approached the tribunal complaining of poor quality STBs supplied by the MSO that was badly affecting their business as consumers were angry.
Siti Cabe counsel Upender Thakur said there was a dispute as to the number of cable operators involved. He also said large sums are due against the cable operators and in any event Siti Cable is bound to follow the TRAI’s direction to introduce package-based transmission of channels.
The matter has now been listed for hearing on 9 October.