HC scraps Blacklisting of B.A.G. Films
Nov 23, 2009



The Delhi High Court on Monday quashed Doordarshan’s order dated April 16, 2009 blacklisting B.A.G. Films & Media Ltd. for two years.

The verdict of the High Court reaffirmed B.A.G. Films & Media Ltd.’s status as a leading 360 degree media company of India. It reinforced the fact that ethical business conduct cannot be overlooked and subverted for vested interests.

In its petition, B.A.G. Films had alleged that Prasar Bharati had acted in an ‘arbitrary manner’ and ‘without giving any reason’ for blacklisting the company on charges of submission of blank tapes. The Delhi High Court had on August 22, 2009 issued notices to Prasar Bharati and Doordarshan seeking sections or rules under which such action had been taken. The Hon’ble Court had also directed the pubcaster to provide the company another opportunity to explain its position.

However when the matter came up for hearing in the Court of Justice Sanjiv Khanna, on November 23, 2009, Mr Rajeev Nayyar, Senior Advocate pleading on behalf of B.A.G. Films & Media Ltd highlighted the fact that though Doordarshan did serve a fresh show cause notice and the same was replied to by B.A.G. Films, it had failed to act upon the response or provide adequate reason as to why such an extreme step was justified. The Court held that therefore the blacklisting order was unjustified and proceeded to quash the same.

Reacting to the verdict, Ms. Anurradha Prasad, Chairperson cum Managing Director, B.A.G. Films & Media Ltd. said ‘B.A.G. Films & Media Ltd has been a flag bearer in enforcing and following ethical practices in this line of business. I thank the Hon’ble Delhi High Court for reinforcing our faith in the judiciary and thereby ensuring that justice is done.’


About B.A.G Films and Media Limited

B.A.G Films & Media Limited, one of the leading content creator powerhouses in India, was incorporated to explore new opportunities in Electronic and Multimedia Industry with a vision to raise fundamentals of TV software development to a higher level in an environment that fosters creativity. One of the oldest and most reputed establishments of the country,   B.A.G Films & Media Limited has provided quality service since 1993 and has a rich footage of over 50,000 hours of programming in news, chat shows, current affairs, entertainment, soaps, audience based shows, film based shows & infotainment and thus far boasts of having ‘bagged’ awards from RAPA, Indian Telly Awards, among others. Recently Chairperson cum Managing Director of B.A.G. Films & Media Ltd, Ms. Anurradha Prasad was also conferred the Hall of Fame Award at the prestigious Indian Television Awards for her contribution to the media and entertainment industry. B.A.G Films & Media Limited has now extended its 360 degrees approach and diversified into TV Broadcasting (News 24, E24), FM Radio (Dhamaal 24), Convergence, animation, media training and education.

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