Regulators
Report on Shemaroo

NTO 2.0 update: Broadcasters conclude their argument before Bombay HC

On 18 September, the solicitor general will open for TRAI.

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/09/trai.jpg?itok=SvwiY5SR

KOLKATA:  As the ongoing legal battle between broadcasters and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) in Bombay High Court nears its ending, the broadcasters have concluded their argument.

On 18 September, the solicitor general will open for TRAI before the court. TRAI chairman R S Sharma said earlier that non-implementation of NTO 2.0 will bring back discriminatory practices and create a regulatory vacuum. He said that the tariff order has brought the perfect balance between consumer choice and industry benefits.  

Sharma mentioned that while it has given new power to the consumers to watch channels of their own choice, it has provided broadcasters the liberty to decide the pricing of their channels, distributors to have an independent source of revenue through network capacity fees.

Earlier during a hearing on 2 September, senior advocate Harish Salve argued that NTO 2.0 contradicts provisions of the Indian constitution that guarantees the freedom of speech and expression to all citizens.

Amid Covid2019 pandemic, TRAI directed the broadcasters on 24 July to comply with the new amendments by 10 August, which created another round of tension and the broadcasters went back to Bombay High Court. The High Court ordered TRAI to not take any coercive action against the stakeholders until the verdict comes out.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/14/hopetv.jpg?itok=1z1Vq7XU
I&B ministry prohibits Hope TV’s broadcast for a month

The ministry of information and broadcasting has directed all multiple system operators (MSOs) and local cable operators (LCOs)  not to broadcast Hope TV, a Christian lifestyle channel for 30 days.

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/12/mm.jpg?itok=ZSRPc_VI
No exemption for mainstream media from new IT rules, says MIB

The ministry of information and broadcasting has refused to grant an exemption to the digital news content of mainstream television channels and print media from the ambit of the new IT Rules, 2021 and asked all the digital news publishers and the OTT platforms to comply with the new rules without...

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/12/mib.jpg?itok=nLnpTVVB
MIB appoints former journalist Kanchan Gupta as senior adviser

The union ministry of information and broadcasting has appointed former journalist Kanchan Gupta as a senior advisor for a period of one year.

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/12/nbf.jpg?itok=JFOHdJ9B
NBF members comply with new IT rules

The News Broadcasters Federation has stated that all its current members duly complied with requirements of the 25 Feb issued Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 ("IT Rules, 2021") by providing required information of their entities.

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/11/trai.jpg?itok=NW2u5O1b
TRAI introduces new regulations for technical compliance of CAS & SMS

In a bid to put an end to content piracy in the pay TV ecosystem, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday amended the interconnection regulations 2017, incorporating a framework for technical compliance of CAS & SMS.

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/10/photogrid_plus_1623331305244.jpg?itok=yryqSAaC
Justice Sikri to chair grievance redressal board for digital publishers under IAMAI

KOLKATA: The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) announced on Thursday that former Supreme Court Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri will chair the Grievance Redressal Board (GRB), formed as a part of the Digital Publisher Content Grievances Council (DPCGC). 

Regulators People
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/08/tw.jpg?itok=-I2DKvb5
Making all efforts to comply with new IT media guidelines, says Twitter

US tech giant Twitter on Monday said that it has assured the government that it is making every effort to comply with the new IT media guidelines. The microblogging site said it has already shared an overview of the progress with the government.

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/05/photogrid_plus_1622887369994.jpg?itok=nq_cyYro
Govt serves 'one last notice' to Twitter to 'immediately' comply with IT rules

New Delhi: The government on Saturday issued 'one last notice' to Twitter Inc asking it to immediately comply with the new IT rules, failing which it could face stern action and lose exemption from liability under section 79 of the IT Act, 2000. This essentially means that the platform could be...

Regulators High Court

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required