Tata Sky, Sony settle carriage dispute

The ongoing Australia-India Test cricket series will be  available to all Tata Sky subscribers in India after an agreement was reached between the platform and broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India.

A commercial dispute meant that Sony channels were dropped from the Tata Sky service after the last carriage deal expired, but the two parties have now settled their differences.

According to reports, Sony’s three-year deal with Tata Sky expired on July 31 without an agreement to continue the association. Tata Sky had felt that a deal under Sony’s revised terms would require charging higher fees for its subscribers.

Sony has media rights to India’s tour of Australia, the first Test of which is currently underway.