Jaya asks DMK to end cable TV war

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Chennai, Jun 24 (UNI) AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa today urged the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu to take steps to end the cable TV war in the southern districts.

In a statement here, she alleged that cable operators in Madurai were being threatened by the DMK men to enrol themselves with the Multi-System Operator Royal Cable Vision (RCV), backed by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's Madurai-based son M K Azhagiri.

Stating that people in and around Madurai were unable to watch major TV channels due to the 'war' between the Marans-promoted Sumangali Cable Vision (SCV) and RCV, she said even entertainment solace was not made available to the people, who were hit hard by the steep rise in the prices of essential commodities.

The RCV was formed with the alleged aim of scuttling the monopoly enjoyed by the SCV, eversince the Marans fell out of favour with the first family of the State over an opinion poll on the political successor to Mr Karunanidhi.

The AIADMK leader urged the Government to take steps to put an end to the cable TV war without giving place to any personal bias.

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