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DD to telecast Visakhapatnam ODI live

The Delhi High Court directs Nimbus to provide live feed for the match to be played on Feb 17.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2007 14:00 IST

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed Nimbus Communication to provide live feed for the cricket match between India and Sri Lanka to be played on February 17 in Visakhapatnam.

The bench comprising Justice Vikramjit Sen and Justice JP Singh passed the order after Nimbus counsel Gopal Jain mentioned the matter before the bench seeking protection against the showcause notice issue by the Centre on Wednesday.

Nimbus offered to provide live feed of the match to the Prasar Bharti with a rider that the Centre will not take any action or decision as per the showcause notice. The Centre in a notice to the broadcaster had warned that if they did not provide live feed their license would be suspended.

After the Centre gave an undertaking that it will not take any action, the court directed the government not to take any decision or action till March 9, the next date of hearing.

The court also issued notices to the Centre and Prasar Bharati on a petition filed by Nimbus challenging the ordinance, which makes it mandatory for private broadcaster to share live feed with Prasar Bharati.

Earlier in the day, Nimbus had approached the Delhi High Court seeking protection from the Centre's alleged threat to cancel its licence if it did not respond to the government's showcause notice by Thursday.

First Published: Feb 16, 2007 13:21 IST