Media Pro fights piracy in Gujarat

17 May,2012

By A Correspondent

 

Media Pro Enterprise India Pvt. Ltd have filed a FIR against the GTPL-affiliated operator for providing unauthorized analog signal to ‘The Fern’ hotel in Ahmedabad.

A recent raid was successfully conducted on the 5-star Ecotel and it was found that the GTPL-affiliated operator was providing unauthorized signals of Media Pro Channels at the hotel.

 

As per the terms and conditions of the analog agreement signed between the Multiple System Operators and Media Pro, the MSOs and their LCOs are not authorized to provide analog signals to commercial establishments unless the broadcaster i.e. in this case Media Pro provides them with the authorization.

 

The Fern was sent two notices wherein they were informed that it was illegal to receive the signals from the LCO as he was not authorized to do so. They were also provided with the contact of the Sales Executive to get the required license for the same. Despite all of this, they did not stop displaying the signals.

 

A senior official of Media Pro said: “The piracy of TV signals inGujarathas increased tremendously. By raising a flag against what GTPL is doing in Ahmedabad, we intent to make the state realize how big the issue of signal piracy in Gujarat actually is. We wish to stop this malpractice in the entire country starting with Gujarat. As a company we remain committed to doing our best to protect the interests of the viewers in particular.”

 

An FIR has been registered against The Fern Hotel Manager and LCO Mr. Vinod Bhai along with the staff of GTPL. Signals to The Fern were shut down.

 

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