Star India Cracks Down on Piracy Among Cable Operators


MUMBAI: Star India officials have filed complaints against cable operators in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh regarding the illegal transmission/re-transmission of its pay-TV channels, leading to police raids on their premises, arrests and seizures of equipment.

The raids were conducted at the control rooms of RST Digital (Karnataka), Ganesh Communication (Andhra Pradesh) and Tanishq Communications (Madhya Pradesh), which were found to be engaging in illegal transmission/re-transmission of the Star pay channels.

RST Digital was found carrying illegal signals of the Star India channels Star Plus, Star Sports 1, Life Ok, Suvarna & Asianet, along with Sony, Zee and Colors channels. Ganesh Communication was transmitting illegal signals carrying a total of 15 channels, including Star India channels Star Plus, Suvarna and MAA TV along with Sony, Zee and Gemini. Tanishq Communications was discovered to be illegally transmitting channels such as Star Sports 3, Star Plus and Life Ok.