The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal’s (TDSAT) order directing broadcasters to provide information about their content made available on over-the-top (OTT) platforms has been stayed by the Delhi High Court.
“Prima facie, the court finds itself unable to sustain the order of September 20 by TDSAT,” the Delhi High Court said in an order dated September 28. The contentious TDSAT order was based on a directive from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to television networks to submit information about content available on their own OTT platforms as well as third-party applications. Following the TDSAT order, broadcasters including Star India, Sun TV, and Sony petitioned the Delhi High Court. The three broadcasters each have their own OTT platforms: Disney+Hotstar, SunNXT, and SonyLIV.