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ESPN-STAR Sports switches off signals on Hathway in parts of city

ESPN STAR Sports has switched off signals of its channels on cable network operator Hathway Cable and Datacom in parts of Mumbai and Bangalore, owing to non-payment of dues.

india Updated: Nov 27, 2009 01:09 IST

ESPN STAR Sports has switched off signals of its channels on cable network operator Hathway Cable and Datacom in parts of Mumbai and Bangalore, owing to non-payment of dues.

For the rest of the country, ESPN STAR Sports channels would go off-air from December 1 on Hathway’s cable network.

“We have been left with no alternative but to resort to this [switching off signals] as Hathway owes us more than

Rs 16.5 crore and have been showing no signs of paying,” said Makarand Palekar, associate vice-president (Affiliate Sales) ESPN Software India.

A Hathway Cable and Datacom senior official said: “They have raised prices and have been putting too much pressure on us.” Hathway declined comment because it “in silent period” concerning its forthcoming IPO.