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Draft e-commerce policy: ‘Originals' uncertainty to persist till efficient implementation course is charted

India is emerging as a strong market for the over-the-top (OTT) service providers. Increased access to affordable internet, consumer preference for ‘Original’ content, and the ability to carry exciting entertainment in one’s pocket devices have given the perfect boost to this setup.

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TRAI recommendations on OTT communication regulation likely by February end

Towards the end of 2018, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) published a recommendation paper on OTT communication services, requesting feedback from all stakeholders.

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Broadcasters to TRAI: No further regulation of OTT communication services

Major broadcasters including Star India, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), Times Network are clear they do not favour any further regulatory intervention on over-the-top (OTT) communication services. All three players have clearly depicted their view that OTTs should not be seen as a substitute...

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OTT platforms discuss need for regulation

MUMBAI: At FICCI Frames 2018, stakeholders once again debated the need to bring over-the-top (OTT) platforms under a regulatory system. In a session on digital revolution, panellists discussed how India stood a genuine chance of becoming the digital content hub of the world but the threat of...

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Parliamentary panel pushes for TRAI's empowerment

MUMBAI: Parliament’s Standing Committee on Information Technology and Communications (SCIT) wants more regulations for the broadcast industry. Finding the current powers given to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) inadequate, it has recommended that either the scope of its authority...

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