Cable TV operators lift black out of telecast of Sun TV

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Chennai, Sep 23 (UNI) The Cable TV operators in Tamil Nadu today lifted the black out of telecast of Sun TV and its bouquet of channels following an assurance from Chief Minister M Karunanidhi that their interests would be protected.

Tamil Nadu Cable TV Owners Association President Kayal R S Ilavarasu and General Secretary T Balasubramaniam told newspersons here that heeding the Chief Minister's appeal not to disturb the public in watching their favourite channels, the black out was lifted.

The Association had resorted to the black out of Sun TV and its other channels in protest against the launch of Sun DTH service by the Maran's, the estranged grand nephews of Mr Karunanidhi.

He said that during the meeting with the Chief Minister at the State Secretariat, the Association said the launch of Sun DTH service had triggered panic among the 40,000 cable operators and two lakh employees in the industry.

Mr Karunanidhi assured them that the interests of the cable operators would be protected. He also urged them to prepare themselves to adapt to the changing technology.

The Chief Minister promised to provide all assistance to protect the industry, they added.

Earlier, a meeting of the Association, in which 2,000 operators participated, decided to observe a day-long fast in the city tomorrow to draw the attention of the public to the difficulties faced by the industry.


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