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Let DD share World Cup telecast, SC urged

Government on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi High Court judgement barring Prasar Bharati from sharing with cable operators through Doordarshan (DD) channels the live feed of the 2015 World Cup, of which ESPN and Star have exclusive broadcasting rights. The appeals filed by the Centre and Prasar Bharati was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India H L  Dattu, which fixed it for hearing on Tuesday. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who will argue the matter, said the High Court verdict was not only against the mandate of the Sports Act and Cable TV Network Act but was also contrary to public interest.
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