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Zee Telefilms brings Rupe to London court

Mogul accused of violating Asia Today

NEW DEHLI — India’s Zee Telefilms is taking Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. to court in London, alleging that the mogul’s company violated a joint-venture pact called Asia Today signed with Zee in 1994.

Per the agreement, Star was to adopt noncompeting programming in India as long as the pact was in force. Zee owner Subhash Chandra is objecting to the Hindi-lingo entertainment programs that Star began beaming in November 1996 in competition with Zee.

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