IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
VIACOM 18 MEDIA PRIVATE LTD and ANR ..... Appellants
Through: Mr. Sujeet Jain, Executive Vice
UNION OF INDIA ..... Respondent
HON'BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE JAYANT NATH
O R D E R
CMs 8715/2013 and 8717/2013
Exemption allowed, subject to all just exceptions.
CM stands disposed of.
LPA 374/2013 8 CM 8716/2013 (stay)
Issue notice to the respondents, returnable on 2nd August, 2013.
By the show cause notice dated 17.5.2013 issued under Section 20(3)
of The Cable Television Networks (Regulations) Act, 1995, the respondent
No.1 prohibited the transmission and re-transmission of Comedy Central
Channel for ten days on any platform throughout India with effect from
00:01 hrs. on 25.5.2013 till 00.01 hrs. on 4.6.2013. The issue whether
by issuance of a show cause notice, such a channel itself can be
suspended is to be decided in the instant appeal.
It is now submitted by Mr. Sujeet Jain, Executive Vice President of
the appellant company that the period of suspension has already been
undergone from 25.5.2013 till today. He submits that the programme
Stand Up Club and Popcorn have already been suspended and has given
an undertaking that the said programmes will not be telecast in future.
He also submits that in the event the appeal is dismissed, the appellant
would undergo the remaining period of prohibition imposed by the order
In view of the above, the order directing the prohibition of transmission and re-transmission of Comedy Central channel is stayed
until further orders.
Order dasti under the signatures of the Court Master.
JAYANT NATH, J
MAY 28, 2013