Nearly five months after going off air in Telangana state for airing a program that supposedly insulted sentiments of Telangna people, it seems like ban on popular news channel TV9 is finally lifted. According to some reports, Hathway Cable Network opened the relay of TV9 in Telangana and it is being live at Channel No. 36.
Multi Stystem Operators (MSOs) of Telangana state had stopped airing of TV9 after objecting for a program aired on June 12th on the channel. They stated on multiple times that the program was highly defamatory and insulting Telangana sentiments. A satirical program on TV9, as the channel claimed that has crossed the line, and then issued apology within days after calling off the whole program from their slot. But still MSOs hasn’t backed off from their stand. Interference of Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) too failed to solve the crisis, while the tribunal asked all parties to back off, MSOs didn’t dropped.
Even Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao expressed uneasiness to speak on the issue but advised that all media houses working and doing businesses in Telangana should honour the region’s sentiments. After five month long blackout, TV9 is anyway on air finally, bringing joys to many audience who love the channel. However, the airing is open to Hyderabad viewers for the now it seems.