Reference Interconnection Offer

This Reference Interconnection Offer (RIO) which shall be effective from day of……..,20…., is being put out by Direct News Private Limited (“DNPL”) pursuant to and in compliance with the provisions of the TRAI Press Release No. 71/2018 dated 3rd July, 2018, The Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Interconnection (Addressable Systems) Regulations, 2017 and The Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services (Eighth) (Addressable Systems) Tariff Order, 2017 (as amended by The Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services (Eighth) (Addressable Systems) Tariff (Amendment) Order, 2017) and The Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Standards of Quality of Service and Consumer Protection (Addressable Systems) Regulations, 2017 and is without prejudice to our rights and contentions and is subject to final outcome of any ongoing or future regulatory changes or order or judgment of a judicial or quasi-judicial body or court.

Distribution Platform Operator (the Affiliate), registered in accordance with the Cable Television Networks (Regulations) Act, 1994 to distribute the channels through authorized distribution platform in the territory mentioned herein, shall only be qualified to obtain the inter connection from DNPL in respect of “ NewsX” Channel. Every DPO desirous of availing signals of the Channels shall be required to make a written request to the following persons designated by the Broadcaster, by submitting a duly filled application for as available on https://www.newsx.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/application-form-for-request-of-signals-of-television-channels-149665-O3reQIyD.pdf along with documentary evidence of compliance report showing that DPO’s digital distribution platform meets the requirements specified
under the Schedule III of the The Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Interconnection (Addressable Systems) Regulations, 2017.