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Modi Entertainment Pvt. Ltd vs Prasar Bharati on 17 March, 2017

2. In terms of the DA, MEN was to re-license the distribution and exhibition
of the aforesaid two channels through affiliates (cable operators, hotels,
institutions and individual homes.) The DA was for a period of five years
i.e., up to 30th September, 2005 with a renewal clause. The liability of MEN
to share the revenue generated was to commence from 15th September, 2000.

3. According to MEN, it entered into the DA with PB owing to the
commercial potential of distributing DD News and DD Sports as “an
exclusive bouquet of encrypted channels”. It is stated that DD Sports
Channel only seasonal and the demand depended on the popularity of the
sporting events being telecasted. Demand for news was expected to be
constant. It is further stated that at the time of entering into the DA, PB
assured MEN that it would make the contents of DD Sports attractive by
promoting and telecasting important sports events. A programming line-up
of both international and domestic events, was set out in Annexure-I to the

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