MediaPro hits DEN Networks with 72 channel threat
By Chris Forrester
India’s MediaPro content aggregator has told cable MSO DEN Networks saying that it will close down at least 72 major entertainment channels unless DEN pays up for past subscriptions and properly accounts for active subscriber numbers.
MediaPro has given DEN three weeks to pay up, and the action includes not just DEN’s own cable subscribers but those hooked into the dozens of other Local Cable Operators served by DEN.
A DEN Networks official said that the operator had invested heavily in India’s digitisation scheme, and that once cash was collected it would pay the claims.
The list of channels affected covers many of India’s most popular broadcasters, including: Cartoon Network, CNN, ETC, Zee ETC Punjabi, HBO, Pogo, Warner Brothers, Zee Action, Zee Bangla, Zee Business, Zee Café, Zee Cinema, Zee Classic, Zee Jagran, Zee Kannada, Zee Marathi, Zing, Zee News, Zee UP UK, Zee Premier, Zee Punjabi Haryana Himachal Pradesh, Zee Salaam, Zee Smile, Zee Studio, Zee Talkies, Zee Tamil, Zee Telugu, Zee Trendz, Zee TV, Star Movies, Star Plus, Star World, Star World, Star Gold, National Geographic Channel, Fox Traveller, Life OK, Star Vijay, Channel V, MGM, ABP Ananda, Star Jalsa, FX, Fox Crime, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Adventure, Nat Geo Music, Baby TV, NDTV 24X7, NDTV Profit, NDTV Good Times, NDTV India, Suvarna, Star Utsav, ABP News, Zee Khana Khazana, Movies OK, Star Pravah, ABP Majha, Asianet, Asianet Plus, Star Movies Action, Zee Bangla Cinema, ZeeQ, Star Jalsa Movies, 9X, Asianet Movies, Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhatisgarh, Suvarna Plus, Zee Marudhara, & Pictures and Zee Anmo,. Zee 24 Gantalu, 24 Ghanta and Zee 24 Taas.