No seperate channel for WC:Prasar Bharati to SC


New Delhi: Responding to the Supreme Court’s request for a seperate channel to telecast the World Cup matches,  Prasar Bharti said it would be unable to do so. The apex court has reserved the verdict on Prasar Bharti’s plea against the Delhi High Court order barring Doordarshan from sharing live feed of World Cup matches with private cable operators.

Supreme Court had sought earlier to DD to give a seperate channel for the World Cup after private broadcasters and rights holders ESPN and STAR Sports argued that they were losing revenue for sharing feed free of cost.

On Tuesday, Doordarshan argued that it may not be possible to create a separate channel for just nine games. The judges wanted this in the form of an affidavit.