The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been sought by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for its views on the joint venture of the two main direct-to-home (DTH) companies in the name of Dish TV India and Videocon d2h.
This will provide proof about whether the two companies would breach any anti-trust laws. According to an official from TRAI, “CCI has reached out to us. We are still evaluating the case and haven’t reached a decision. We will respond to the request in a few days”.
On the other hand, the CCI official revealed that: “TRAI has been consulted for an opinion on where the players stand in the market”.
Both Dish TV and Videocon d2h unveiled, back in November 2016 that the two companies are merging their assets, with the entity to be christened as Dish TV Videocon. The Business daily reported that CCI is expecting a reply within 60 days. To recall, The Competition Commission of India Act, 2002, the regulator can beseech opinions from other authorities.