These Terms & Conditions (hereinafter referred to as The “General Rules”) are applicable to all the Participants/ Winners of Udaya TV – Doddamane Sose Watch and Win SMS CONTEST (hereinafter referred to as the “Contest”) Promoted / Organized By M/s Sun TV Network Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “STNL”). These rules can be amended or varied from time to time by STNL.

  1. Period of the Contest: The Contest starts on 18 September, 2017 at 9.30 pm and ends on 29th September, 2017 at 10.30pm, except on 23.09.2017 & 24.09.2017 (‘contest period’). Contest hours would commence from 9.30 pm and valid till 10.30 pm of all contest days. This Contest is applicable only to the Viewers of “ Udaya TV”.
  2. The contest is open only for residents of Karnataka only, who have completed 18 years or more and residing in Karnataka as on the date of entering/participating in the Contest.
  3.  “Udaya TV” will ask 1 question to the viewers at the end of the programme from ‘Doddamane Sose’ – a serial in Kannada language, which will be  aired between  09.30 pm and 10.00 pm daily (‘Programme’) during the contest period. Viewers have to watch all questions closely and carefully so as to answer for the contest.
  4. Each question will have a minimum of 2 options i.e A& B. The viewers have to answer each question separately. The SMS should be sent to 58585 with the correct keyword in the format DS (space) correct answer (space) Name. For Ex: DS A RAJ   or applicable keyword which will be announced during the contest. In the above example, the format is specified for the first question with the option. Viewers have to send the answers with the correct keyword asked for every question asked on “Udaya TV” and send an SMS with the correct keyword and option to 58585 for all operators except Idea Karnataka. For Idea Karnataka the short code is 55858. Each SMS to 58585/55858 will be charged at Rs.3/SMS irrespective of the telecom operator.
  5. The viewers sending the incorrect contest keyword will be treated as invalid and shall be summarily rejected. A reply SMS will be sent stating “Please Watch the Channel and Send your SMS with Correct Keywords”.
  6. The viewers sending the correct contest keyword will be treated as valid and shall be receiving a message saying “Thanks for participating in Udaya TV SMS contest. We have received your SMS” or “Thanks for participating in Udaya TV SMS contest.
  7. The viewers have to send the correct answers before the end of the daily contest day, i.e 11.59 pm of the same day. For Ex: If the contest questions are asked on 18th of September the answers have to be sent on 18th of September itself (i.e., same day) before 11.59 pm, to be eligible for winning the prizes.
  8. Viewers can send any number of SMS to participate in the contest. Sending more number of SMS does not mean the eligibility of winning is higher.
  9. STNL will not be responsible in any way for failure of any backend technology of any applications and resultant inability of a user for participation.
  10. 10 winners from amongst the Correct Entries on each day, and 100 winners for the contest period will be selected, if exceeds 10 correct entries on each day and 100 entries for the contest period received by STNL the winners will be randomly chosen and only the selected winners will be informed by our STNL Team.
  11. The winners will be chosen as per the sole discretion of STNL and only the selected winners will be informed by our STNL Team.
  12. The winners for the Daily contest will be announced the next day on “Udaya TV” any time after the completion of the contest or as determined by STNL.
  13. STNL shall give each winner a gift voucher worth within Rs.3,000/-(Rupees Three Thousand Only) to be redeemed at a jewellery showroom specified by STNL at the time issuing the gift voucher.
  14. STNL Holds no responsibility or liability in case the winner/winners fail to be contactable by STNL on the day of the results being declared by STNL for any reason, having made despite the best efforts of STNL. A Maximum of 3 attempts will be made to contact each winner by STNL. In such a case, STNL shall not be liable to prove the efforts made in this regard.
  15. Winners will have to come to a designated location at a specified time to collect prizes. The location and time will be decided by STNL at its sole discretion and informed to the winners at the time of call.
  16. In case of any dispute or differences arise in respect of the prize/ selection of winners, the decision of STNL shall be final and binding on all the participants and winners.
  17. Winner will be liable to pay the taxes and any other considerations, as applicable on the winning prize/prizes. STNL, if required, shall deduct the applicable taxes. The winner will be intimated of the same by our STNL Team during the call.
  18. The prize shall be given to the winner on production of valid documents such as Photo and ID proof. The winners may be required to sign the Terms and Conditions herein before accepting the prize. Any failure on the part of the winner to comply with directions issued by STNL, shall entitle STNL, in its own discretion to cancel and forfeit the prize for the said winner and then the same prize will be given to the next eligible winner.
  19. Though STNL shall make every effort to declare the results of the Contest on the due date for the respective winner, it shall not be responsible for any delay in announcing winners of the respective prize arising out of reasons beyond its control in the normal course of business.
  20. All the costs and expenses for collecting the prize will be borne solely by the winner and STNL shall not entertain any claim, whatsoever in this regard. The winner is solely responsible for any other expenses related to the acceptance and use of the offer.
  21. The prize shall be non-transferable, non-negotiable and are non-encashable and no such request shall be entertained by STNL. In the event of any unforeseen circumstances, STNL reserves the sole right to offer an alternative prize of the same value.
  22. Employees of STNL and its affiliates/subsidiaries, sponsors of the prizes, associated agencies, participating operators and their immediate family members and relatives are not eligible to participate in this contest.
  23. STNL shall not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by the participants/winners while participating in the Contest.
  24. Failure by STNL to enforce any of these Rules in any instance(s) shall not give rise to any claim by any person.
  25. The contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India. Any disputes, differences and, or, any other matters in relation to and arising out of the contest and, or, pertaining to the rules and regulations and, or, the Terms and Conditions shall be referred to Arbitration under the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996. The arbitral tribunal shall consist of a sole arbitrator to be appointed by STNL. The venue of arbitration shall be at Chennai and the Arbitration proceedings shall be in English.
  26. Any interim reliefs sought under Arbitration shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of courts in Chennai city only.
  27. STNL, in its absolute discretion reserves the right at any time, without giving any prior notice to the participants, to add, alter, modify, change or vary all or any of these terms & conditions, wholly or in part, or to withdraw the contest.
  28. Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest and/or web-site is a violation of Criminal and Civil Laws and should such an attempt be made, STNL reserves the right to seek damages from any such viewer to the fullest extent as permitted by law.
  29. All entries will be treated as the sole property of STNL and can be used by STNL for any promotional and / or commercial activity & the participants/winners waive all rights of whatsoever nature in the said entries in favour of STNL by participating in the Contest.
  30. Participants/winners may be required by STNL to participate in a photo, video and/or film session and acknowledge that STNL has the absolute and exclusive right to use such publicity photos, videos and/or films in any medium and in any reasonable manner it may deem fit without any consideration or payment of similar nature to such participants/winners.
  31. STNL in its absolute discretion may publicize, broadcast or otherwise disclose a participant's/winner's name, character, likeness, statements or any recording of their voice in advertising or promotional activities concerning this Contest, or generally. STNL may promote or advertise that a winner has won the Contest.
  32. In case of any dispute or difference in respect of the prize/ selection of winners, the decision of STNL shall be final and binding on all concerned. All decisions by STNL regarding the selection of the winners shall be final and binding.
  33. Apart from the above-mentioned prize/s, nothing else will be provided to the winner. All applicable taxes, levies, cesses, insurances, transfers and other expenses, if any, will have to be borne and paid by the winner.
  34. All prizes shall be claimed by the winners, accompanied with documents specified herein below, from STNL within 30 days from the date of publishing of the Winners on the website. The documents required to be submitted along with the claim by the winner includes the following (the document list is only indicative and not exhaustive and STNL shall be entitled to request the participant/winner to produce such other document/s from the winner as it may deem fit to its sole and absolute satisfaction:
    1. Identity Proof,
    2. Address Proof,
    3. PAN Card
  35. STNL at its sole discretion may also waive production of any of the aforesaid documents
  36. Failure to claim the prize within the aforesaid 7 days period may result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize and/or declaration of alternate winner which is at the sole discretion of STNL.
  37. If the winners fail to claim their prizes or submit the aforesaid documents to claim the prize within 7 days from the date of availability of the winners’ details, then STNL reserves the right to forfeit such unclaimed prizes.
  38. STNL reserves the right to change/modify/amend the terms and conditions of the Prize at any time at its sole discretion.
  39. STNL, its vendor and/or its subsidiaries shall not be liable to any person or entity for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages, including loss or profits, incurred by the winner or any third party, whether in connection with this contest, or for breach of any warranty or in tort.
  40. STNL, its vendors and its subsidiaries shall not be responsible for any claim/s arising out of any technical failure/s either before, during, or after the completion of the Contest including but not limited to any technical failures in the telephone lines, failure of servers or the failure to provide the correct contest score updates or any mistakes arising out of technical snags. Further, STNL shall not be responsible for any claims arising out of any failure(s) which are beyond the control of STNL or its vendors.
  41. This Contest is subject to force majeure circumstances i.e. act of God or any circumstance beyond the control of STNL.
  42. The Contest is valid subject to the winner complying with all terms, conditions and/or formalities as required by STNL. Any failure on the part of the Contestant/winner to comply with the any specified term, condition and/or formality shall render the Contestant/winner liable for disqualification at the sole discretion of STNL.
  43. This Contest is subject to guidelines/ directions issued by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India or any other statutory authority from time to time.
  44. STNL reserves the right to extend, cancel, discontinue, prematurely withdraw, change, alter or modify this offer or any part thereof including the eligibility criteria, at its sole discretion at any time during its validity as may be required in view of business exigencies and/or changes by regulatory authority and/or statutory changes and the same shall be binding on the Contestant/winner .
  45. STNL shall not be responsible for the quality, fitness, merchantability, defect or deficiency etc. of the prize and no claim or request, whatsoever, in this respect shall be entertained by the STNL.
  46. Participation in the contest implies acceptance of all the terms & conditions associated with the contest.