New Delhi : DD Bharati, India’s only channel dedicated to Art&Culture has been taken off by leading DTH operator Tata Sky from 13th June 2015 till date without any official information. This accounts to a serious violation from Tata Sky’s end.
It is mandatory for all DTH operators to carry all Doordarshan channels on their network, in accordance to the Ministry of I&B’s order issued vide 8(12)/2007-BP&L dated 6th September, 2013.
DD Bharati and some other important Doordarshan channels including DD UP, DD MP, DD Bihar & DD Rajasthan are not being carried by Tata Sky on its network, which amounts to violation of the Government of India rules.
Doordarshan reiterates the fact as laid by the Government order, that it is obligatory for every DTH operators to carry all Doordarshan channels, irrespective of any bouquet(s) or a-la-carte channel(s) being subscribed by subscribers. The DTH operators shall also place the channels in the respective genre and shall display them in full television screen.
The issue has been taken up by Prasar Bharati with Ministry of I&B, who has been requested to initiate action against Tata sky.