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NBA cries foul, complaints to TRAI against Republic TV

The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has alleged that the  Republic TV had resorted to illegal distribution tactics to secure higher viewership numbers. According to Best Media Info.com, the NBA has claimed that Arnab Goswami’s channel is running multiple feeds on various multi system operators’ (MSO) platforms. This is for the first time that NBA has singularly pointed out a channel for alleged trade-related malpractices. NBA has written a letter to  the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

The NBA accused in its letter that  the acts of Republic TV as illegal and in clear violation of the TRAI regulations. It has also requested TRAI to take action as otherwise it will encourage other broadcasters to get into an unhealthy competition mode, thereby trying to list their channels in as many as eight genres (as mentioned in the regulations).

 
Republic TV’s dual and, in some case, triple feed was spotted in 171 cities across India with maximum push being in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

A Republic TV source told the Best Medai Info.com, “Times Now has been doing this for years, and so have other channels. As we speak, they are running dual feeds on many major distribution networks, including Hathway, Indian Cable Net Company Limited (ICNCL), SCOD and a few others.”

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