'Restrain TRAI from Acting on Arasu TV' - The New Indian Express

'Restrain TRAI from Acting on Arasu TV'

Published: 19th December 2013 08:10 AM

Last Updated: 19th December 2013 08:10 AM

The Arasu Cable TV Corporation has moved the Madras High Court to restrain the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) from taking any action against it, pursuant to and in terms of a press release dated December 10 this year, pending consideration of petitioner’s DAS licence applications dated July 5 and November 23 last year with the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Petition came up before today. After listening to arguments of Advocate-General AL Somayaji, judge posted the matter for December 19, when Additional Solicitor General P Wilson will commence his arguments.

Petitioner’s interim prayer is to restrain TRAI from interfering with the transmission of Cable TV signals by the petitioner Corporation in Chennai Metro area.

Press release stated that in Chennai Metro area, transmission of analog signals is illegal and digitalization has to be implemented immediately, failing which the same will be switched off any time.

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