Govt mulls proposal to share terrestrial rights

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:54 IST

Government has said it was considering a proposal regarding mandatory sharing of terrestrial rights of sporting events of national importance.

Govt mulls proposal to share terrestrial rights

New Delhi:

Government has said it was considering a proposal regarding mandatory sharing of terrestrial rights of sporting events of national importance by the right holders with Prasar Bharati. Information and Broadcasting Minister S Jaipal Reddy told the Lok Sabha in a written reply on Thursday, that the government had engaged the major sports channels and sports management companies in a dialogue process to "evolve or at least to optimise consensus." Recently four of sports broadcasters -- ESPN Star Sports, Zee Sports, Sony and Ten Sports -- met Reddy to oppose compulsory sharing of feed of sporting events with the Doordarshan. The meeting came just before the start of the triangular cricket series in Sri Lanka after Dubai-based Ten Sports was locked in a tussle with Doordarshan over sharing of telecast rights of the tournament, featuring India, Sri Lanka and the West Indies. (PTI)

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