Thatscricket - ODI Series - India~~s tour of Pakistan- Ten Sports agrees to give signals to DD

Published: Monday, March 29, 2004, 18:30 [IST]
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New Delhi:After uncertainty on Monday, cricket fans will now get to see the One-day International match between India and Pakistan in Rawalpindi with international channel Ten Sports agreeing to give the telecast signals to Doordarshan (DD).

Within hours of his arrival in Delhi, head of Ten Sports Abdul Rahman Bukhatir directed his organisation and its distributors TAJ TV India Pvt Ltd and cable giant Modi Entertainment Network to abide by order of the Supreme Court and hoped that viewers in India would enjoy Tuesday's One-day International with Pakistan.

"We believe that Supreme Court and Government of India will act fairly in ensuring proper compensation for rights Ten Sports had to share," Bukhatir said.

He, however, expressed concern that Ten Sports rights investment had been damaged over the recent past. He said, "I believe these developments are a fundamental blow to the system of Intellectual Property rights...Ten Sports has been unilaterally compelled to share its exclusive rights with third party without any predetermined agreement and compensation".

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