THE GOVERNMENT is exploring the possibility of allowing movies certified for adult viewing on television during late-night hours.
It will soon start consultations with the industry and civil rights groups on allowing feature films certified as 'A' or teleserials during late night hours.
While television channels want adult movies shown after 10.30 p.m., social groups want the slot after midnight. There are also differences on what type of adult content should be allowed.
Information and Broadcasting Minister P.R. Dasmunsi on Wednesday assured representatives of channels that the government would soon come out with guidelines. "We are looking into the issue," Dasmunsi said.
Adult content on television was banned after a Bombay High Court direction in July.