iWorld

Netflix original 'Sacred Games' gets entangled in legalities

Media reports suggest MIB and the Health Ministry are exploring content guidelines for web series

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/13/scared-games.jpg?itok=DARkjc4C

MUMBAI: Even as Netflix’s Sacred Games gets entangled in legal tangle, media reports suggested MIB is mulling content guidelines for web series, as per a report by Republic TV.

Media reports also stated that the health ministry is upset that web series on OTT platforms don’t run the scroll relating to dangers of tobacco and alcohol when such substances are shown being consumed by characters. Such messages appear in films and most TV serials.

Within a few days of its release, Netflix’s first Indian original Sacred Games has got into legal trouble. According to a Press Trust of India report, the Delhi High Court will hear a plea against the series on 16 July which sought removal of certain scenes. Some of its content has been claimed as inappropriate and derogatory in nature.

The division bench, comprising Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar before whom the matter came up, said it would go through the petition and CD. The allegation against the series is that certain scenes and dialogues in the show defame former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The show allegedly "incorrectly depicts historical events of the country like Bofors case, Shah Bano case, Babri Masjid case and communal riots". Petitioner advocate Nikhil Bhalla filed the plea through advocate Shashank Garg.

The petitioners have asked through the plea to direct Netflix and the producer of the show Phantom Films to remove the alleged scenes as well as centre to ensure the act.

Netflix finally started streaming its much-hyped first Indian original series last week starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/25/panorama.jpg?itok=Se0Yw7s2
Panorama studios international and PVR pictures collaborate to distribute films in india

MUMBAI: Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak’s Panorama Studios Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Panorama Studios International Limited (formerly known as Apunka Invest Commercial Limited), engaged in production and distribution of films joins hands with PVR Pictures Limited, the film arm of PVR...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/25/genz.jpg?itok=HVl4Ya7H
Snap study finds Indians have amongst the largest groups of friends in the world, but Gen Z is starting to buck the trend

MUMBAI: Snap Inc. today released a global study of 10,000 people across Australia, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the UK and the US to explore how culture, age, and technology shape preferences and attitudes around friendship. Ten experts on friendship from around the...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/25/neeti.jpg?itok=4c5SQ0A_
Celebrated stand-up comedian, Neeti Palta joins star-studded mentor panel in the new season of Amazon Original Series, Comicstaan

MUMBAI: After a successful season 1 of the unscripted Original series, Comicstaan, Amazon Prime Video is set to release an all-new season of the one-of-its-kind popular comedy talent hunt. This time, Comicstaan Season 2 will see India’s favourite stand-up comedian, Neeti Palta joining this season’s...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/25/vanity.jpg?itok=UdKE5WmU
in.com finds it's way into the vanity rooms of bollywood celebrities; launches ‘Vanity Diaries’

MUMBAI: in.com, a subsidiary of Network18 Digital, launches its first-ever digital series, ‘Vanity Diaries’. Powered by Amazon Beauty and Colorbar as their make-up partner, the new offering will witness popular celebrity make-up artist Lekha Gupta unraveling beauty secrets of some of our favorite...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/25/amazon.jpg?itok=gojTc9Y_
Amazon Prime Video to bring 14 new titles in 9 languages

MUMBAI: This July, Amazon will provide Prime members worldwide the chance to get epic deals for its longest Prime Day ever. Now in its third year in India, Prime Day starts at midnight on Monday, July 15 and – for the first time ever – runs for 48 hours, offering members two full days of the best...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/25/hsony.jpg?itok=jHIINtps
SPNI tells TRAI OTT platforms can't be compared to broadcasting services

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has again batted for the policy of forbearance for the fullest potential growth of the OTT industry. The broadcaster has also strongly advocated that OTTs providing content/media cannot be brought within the ambit of substitutability with broadcasting service.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/24/netflix.jpg?itok=uTQ7cVQF
Netflix testing pop-out video player

MUMBAI: Netflix seems to be testing a new feature, a pop-out video player, that will allow users to stream videos in a small floating box that hovers above other windows and applications. The new feature means a user can watch videos on Netflix while doing other work, a perfect tool for multi...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/24/hotstar%5D.jpg?itok=34DVOC-7
India vs Pakistan: Hotstar clocks highest-ever single day reach of 100 million

MUMBAI: Hotstar, India’s largest premium streaming platform, once again shattered records by hitting an unprecedented daily active user number of 100 million during the India vs. Pakistan match on 16th June, making this the highest-ever single day reach for the platform. Underlining the fact that...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/24/gullak.jpg?itok=j-dsIRsy
Here’s a sneak peek to SonyLIV’s next web original – ‘GULLAK’

MUMBAI: Small families, never ending hassles and an unshakeable bond; that’s what defines the dynamics of the Indian middle class. Bereft of luxuries and away from the urban hustle, these are people who live limitlessly within the small confines of their homes. Their dreams are not bound by the...

iWorld Over The Top Services

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories