Now Nimbus write to Prasar Bharti that it will share LIVE FEED...
with just 1 match to go ..
Nimbus writes to Prasar Bharati
New Delhi, Feb. 14 (PTI): In the midst of a dispute, private broadcaster Nimbus is understood to have written a letter to Prasar Bharati, offering to share live telecast of the cricket matches.
There was no official word on the details of the letter. Nimbus spokesperson in Mumbai also refused to confirm or deny whether they had written to Prasar Bharti saying the matter was subjudice.
Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources said the letter was received by the Prasar Bharati from Nimbus, which had so far refused to share live feed with Doordarshan that functions under public broadcaster Prasar Bharati.
As a fallout of Nimbus's refusal to share feed and court ordering Prasar Bharati to accept live feed with seven minutes delay, the government promulgated The Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharti) Ordinance 2007 which makes it mandatory on private broadcasters the sharing of live telecast of sports events of national importance with Prasar Bharati's DD and AIR.
On Nimbu's offer, a senior ministry official said "The violation will still stand, even if they agree to share the feed from tomorrow." Earlier in the day the ministry slapped a show cause notice on Nimbus for not sharing with Doordarshan the live telecast of two India-Sri Lanka one-dayers - a violation which could lead to suspension of broadcaster's licence, or fine upto Rs one crore.
The matter in which Nimbus has challenged the ordinance is coming up for hearing tomorrow in Delhi high court.