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Government proposes new law to regulate OTTs like Netflix, Amazon, Disney+ Hotstar. Details here


The Indian government has introduced a new bill that will consolidate the regulatory framework for various broadcast services, including over-the-top (OTT) content. The bill, once passed, will also regulate streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon and Disney + Hotstar by setting up content evaluation committees.

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Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur while being informed of the new draft legislation wrote on X (formerly Twitter) on Friday, “The Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Easy to Do Business’ and ‘Easy to Live’ forward, we are proud to introduce. the draft Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill. This vital legislation modernises the regulatory framework of our broadcasting sector, replacing outdated Acts, Rules and Guidelines with a unified, forward-looking approach.”

Thakur noted that the new legislation modernizes the regulatory framework of the broadcasting sector by replacing outdated acts, rules and guidelines with a ‘future-oriented approach’. A key part of the new law is the establishment of ‘Content Appraisal Committees’ and the replacement of the inter-departmental ‘Broadcasting Advisory Council’ committee, Thakur added.

A new Broadcasting Advisory Council will also be established to advise the government on breaches of the advertising code and program code. The new council would be headed by a sector expert and will also include eminent people and bureaucrats, PTI reported.

A draft document of the new legislation quoted by Reuters read, “Each broadcaster or broadcast network operator must establish a Content Evaluation Committee (CEC) with members from different social groups,” read

The new bill contains provisions specifically targeting self-regulatory bodies where such bodies can punish their members through monetary and non-monetary penalties for violation of norms and articles, reported PTI.

The report also said that the penalties included in the bill include a warning, monetary penalties for operators or broadcasters, advisory or censure. The legislation also deals with imprisonment or fines for very serious offences.

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Updated: 11 November 2023, 10:19 AM IST

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