AXN issues formal apology to I&B ministry

MUMBAI: In response to the ban imposed by the ministry of information & broadcasting on the distribution of allegedly "obscene" content on AXN, the channel has officially apologized to the government.

"We acknowledge that the I&B's ban of the distribution of AXN in India on 17 January 2007 is based on programmes and advertisements that had been previously exhibited on AXN in India. We understand that the ban imposed by the ministry against AXN is based upon legal procedures contained in India's Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995," AXN has admitted.

AXN has issued a formal apology to the government for its alleged violations of Indian content restrictions. The channel has agreed to put in place a significantly improved and more effective system of self-regulation in order to ensure that programmes and advertisements telecast on it "do not create further problems in the future."

AXN is actively cooperating with the government in order to find a resolution to the current situation, an official release said.

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