Tata Sky has been cautioned by the Delhi Court saying that if it does not implement the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) tariff order and regulations, it will do so at its own risk, reports Television Post.
A division bench of Chief Justice V Kameswar Rao, while hearing the appeals filed by Tarun Mehta, Tata Sky, Bharti Telemedia and Discovery Communications, told them that it runs the risk of blacking out the TV screens of its customers should judgement go against it and if it is not prepared to implement the new framework.
The current regulatory framework came into effect from 29 December 2018. TRAI on the other hand, granted one month time to the distribution platform operators (DPOs) to transition consumers to the new regime from 1 February.
Tata Sky had got a reprieve from the High Court from implementing the new regulatory framework till 10 January in the previous hearing.
TRAI has also been directed by Justice Rao not to take any action against the DTH operator up until the next hearing. The relief was extended only to Tata Sky and did not apply to the other DTH operators involved.
Meanwhile, there was no such relief from the HC as it clarified that there would be no interim stay on the new framework. The High Court has left it to Tata Sky to implement the regulations and the tariff order.