Star India, India’s biggest broadcasting company, has threatened to pull out its channels from Tata Sky, India’s biggest distributor of television content.
Tata Sky is a joint venture between Tata Group and Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, which also owns Star India.
Unlike in case of Star, Fox owns only a minority stake of around 20% in the DTH company, which is largely controlled by the Tata Group.
“We are notifying subscribers of Tata Sky that we will stop providing our signals to the above DTH operator due to failure to sign a subscription agreement,” Star India said in a public announcement as specified in India’s Telecommunications Interconnection Regulations.
The notice has to be given by any broadcaster before stopping the signal.
In the notice given in newspapers today, the broadcaster said it will stop its signal in three weeks from today.
The channels mentioned in the notice include all Star Sports channels, Star Plus, Star Bharat and others.