Star puts Hathway in its Indian orbit

Hathway, Datacom net reaches 1.5 mil cable homes

NEW DELHI — Star TV has signed a deal to take a 26% stake in India’s Hathway Cable and Datacom.

Acquisition price is said to be $50 million-$70 million, though the two companies have yet to announce the signing.

News Corp.-backed Star TV aims to gain as much control of distribution as possible in the market. Its distribution deal with Zee Telefilms recently ended, and Star needed to replace it quickly in the face of stiff competition.

Rajan Raheja-promoted Hathway Cable and Datacom network reaches 1.5 million cable homes, primarily in South India and the city of Bombay. The operator also has substantial stakes in other cable systems.

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