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Jun 20, 2007 at 07:10am IST

Show-cause for Nimbus no show

New Delhi: Just weeks after Nimbus dragged Prasar Bharti to court saying that they were being forced to share feed of the India-West Indies ODI series with the broadcaster, the two are at loggerheads again.

Nimbus has again refused to share live telecast of the India-Sri Lanka cricket match with Doordarshan.

The Government, which had been already irked with the fact that the two organisations could not come to an agreement over the telecast of the India-West Indies ODI series, has now issued a show-cause notice to Nimbus.

SHARE OR ELSE: A penalty of Rs 1 crore can be slapped on Nimbus for refusal to share feed.

The private broadcaster had been mandated to share the feed with Doordarshan as per an ordinance and the Government now wants to take action against Nimbus.

According to a report in the news agency PTI, Nimbus had refused to share the feed with Doordarshan as it was awaiting the Delhi High Court's decision on the issue.

The matter had come up for hearing in the HC on Thursday but had been posted for further hearing on Friday.

According to penalties in the 'Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Ordinance, 2007', the Government can suspend or revoke a broadcaster's licence, permission or registration, for denying content to Prasar Bharati.

PTI reports that a penalty of Rs 1 crore can also be slapped for refusal.

(With inputs from PTI)