Supreme Court extends order to telecast matches on DD

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015,18:30 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Indian cricket fans will continue to  watch on the Doordarshan National the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2015 with the Supreme Court today extending its interim  order for telecast of the matches on the national public broadcaster.
A division bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, also asked the Prasar Bharti to file a reply to Star TV’s suggestion to create a separate channel to carry out the live feed of cricket matches provided by it.
The apex court earlier on February first week had stayed the Delhi High Court order which barred Doordarshan from sharing the live feed of the 2015 cricket world Cup matches with the cable operators, provided to it by Star TV.
The Supreme Court added that it would again hear the matter  on Thursday. It asked Star TV to file a reply as to what is the quantum of advertisement revenue it was losing on account of Doordarshan relaying its live feed on the World Cup matches through cable operators. The 11th cricket world cup cricket is jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29.