New Delhi:The upcoming Indo-Pak cricket series could become yet another flare-up point up between sports channel Nimbus and public broadcaster Prasar Bharati with the former saying it will share feeds with the latter only for the One-Day matches and not the Tests.
"We have shared feeds for the ongoing India-Australia One-Day matches and will do the same for the Indo-Pak series but we will not be sharing the same for Test matches," Nimbus Managing Director Harish Thawani said.
He said the feed for the Test matches are never shared with Doordarshan.
Nimbus had won a four-year deal to telecast all the cricket matches to played till 2010 in the country.
"Even in recent series against England and before that against Bangladesh, the Tests were not shown on Doordarshan," Thawani said.
When contacted, Prasar Bharati official declined to comment but sources said the public broadcaster has invited Nimbus for discussion over the issue next week.
Industry observers, however, point out that with Wednesday's notification by the government making it mandatory to share feeds with DD of "such Test matches as are considered to be of high public interest by the central government" another showdown could be in the offing.