iWorld

Defence ministry says armed forces-themed movies, shows need its NoC

It has raised its concerns with the censor board

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2020/08/02/xxxuncens.jpg?itok=D4yL0KC_

MUMBAI: Censorship by any external regulatory body is something streamers and viewers in India are averse to. But there is at least in one area where they might have to yield to clipping scissors: how they depict the defence and armed forces in their shows and films. The Indian ministry of defence (MoD) has written to the Central Board of Film Certification directing production houses to get the former’s clearance for any show the story line of which features the armed forces or is themed around them before putting it out for viewing to the public.

The letter - signed by the MoD’s undersecretary of state Sudershan Kumar additionally to the MeiTV and the I&B ministry – states that some “shows and films are distorting the image of the Indian army….they may also be advised to ensure that any incident which distorts the image of defence forces or hurts their sentiments may be prevented.”

The MoD letter makes special reference to the depiction of “Indian army personnel and military uniform in a distorted manner in “XXX – Uncensored Season 2” and urges producers to acquire a no objection certificate from it before releasing shows on the defence on their platforms.

XXX Uncensored Season 2 is available on ALT Balaji and has been facing protests from certain groups for the manner in which a woman character forces “a man to wear the Indian Army uniform, which has the national emblem on its flaps, and then tearing it.”

The MoD says it too has received several complaints.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/08/13/bb.jpg?itok=_Z_ySdko
Wanted to create prototype for digital media with 'Bandish Bandits': Anand Tiwari

Anand Tiwari, the man behind Love Per Square Foot is back with yet another directorial venture Bandish Bandits. Tiwari is a stage actor and director known for his roles in films like Kites, Udaan, Aisha, and Go Goa Gone.

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/08/13/dm.jpg?itok=YZjmY9b8
English GEC becomes top gainer in Chrome DM week 31

English GEC genre has become the top gainer in week 31, 2020 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media data. The genre grew by 3.66 per cent. In this genre, Colors Infinity gained highest OTS with 39.9 per cent in the six metros market.

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/08/12/gdlg4.jpg?itok=LOpSD6IQ
Hoichoi collaborates with JioFiber

KOLKATA: The Bengali OTT platform hoichoi is now available for JioFiber customers. JioFiber customers on Silver and above plans will have access to over 2000+ hours of Bengali movies, Original Series and a wide array of content through the hoichoi Platform on their Jio Set- Top Box. Additionally,...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/08/12/twitter.jpg?itok=R_gz4Y0a
Here’s how you can control who replies to your Tweets with Twitter’s new conversation settings

NEW DELHI: Twitter is where people go to see and talk about what’s happening. But sometimes, unwanted replies make it hard to have meaningful conversations. The service has been working to give people more control over their conversations. To this end, Twitter has globally rolled out a new update...

iWorld Social Media
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/08/12/apple.jpg?itok=Ng8YDrz4
Martin Scorsese joins Apple TV’s Hollywood roster with multi-year deal

MUMBAI: Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese will produce film and TV projects for Apple Inc’s streaming service under a multi-year deal, the company said recently. This move comes after digital video platforms battle for Hollywood’s top talent. Scorsese, the maker of Netflix’s The Irishman and...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/08/12/rahul.jpg?itok=4QHjpiR7
Rahul Sarangi joins MX Player’s new business as VP and head

KOLKATA: Streaming service MX Player is not only branching out into short-format video through MX TakaTak but also expanding its team. The Times Internet-owned platform has appointed Rahul Sarangi as MX Player new business vice president and head. Sarangi was earlier with TVF, one of the pioneers...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/08/12/sandeep.jpg?itok=CFrhaPm_
Sandeep Suvarna to head APAC marketing for Twitch

Adding more names to its growing senior management, live streaming platform Twitch has announced the appointment of Sandeep Suvarna as its APAC head of marketing.

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/08/11/voot.jpg?itok=gRDRHrYK
VOOT amongst the top 10 brands in Talkwalker’s world’s most loved brands of 2020

KOLKATA: The marketing industry has been flooded with terms like ‘loyalty’, ‘trust’ and ‘engagement’ for many years. More recently the term ‘love’ has become an emotion beyond measure. But can people really love a brand?  Social analytics firm Talkwalker says people can and they do. Talkwalker...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/08/11/sh.jpg?itok=d31e-wif
"We are expanding our genres & focussing on chiselled storytelling": Juggernaut Productions' Samar Khan

Director and producer Samar Khan, who is known for his critically acclaimed war drama film Shaurya, is now weaving stories for digital platforms. Khan has now donned the hat of a creative producer for Avrodh on SonyLiv.

iWorld Over The Top Services

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required