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Centre asks OTT platforms, TV channels to stop betting site ads

Satellite TV and streaming services like Netflix, Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video, and other digital media must immediately stop airing advertisements promoting gambling and betting aimed at the Indian audience, or face penal action, the information and broadcasting ministry said in a stern advisory on Monday.

Experts feel this self regulation code is to circumvent censorship on the OTT platforms.
Experts feel this self regulation code is to circumvent censorship on the OTT platforms.
Updated on Oct 04, 2022 04:06 AM IST

OTT platforms give new lease of life to regional language authors

The OTT platforms’ search for content has also given rise to ‘book story agents’, who act as intermediaries between publishing houses, writers and OTT platforms and production houses.

A poster of Rabindranath Ekhane Kokhono Khete Asen Ni, an OTT adaptation of a thriller novel.(HT Photo)
A poster of Rabindranath Ekhane Kokhono Khete Asen Ni, an OTT adaptation of a thriller novel.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 12, 2021 01:39 AM IST

Digital news publishers get 15 days to share details as per new IT guidelines

While digital news media publishers aren’t required to be registered with the ministry, the government has asked for information about their grievance redressal officer in India, the self-regulating body of which the publisher is a member, and the details of the editor.

The contentious new guidelines were notified by the government on May 25, establishing a three-tier self-regulatory system for OTT platforms.(Bloomberg file photo)
The contentious new guidelines were notified by the government on May 25, establishing a three-tier self-regulatory system for OTT platforms.(Bloomberg file photo)
Updated on May 28, 2021 01:30 AM IST

Supreme Court stays OTT regulation proceedings in various High Courts

Last month, the top court had issued notice on this petition moved jointly by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Electronics and Information Technology and the Ministry of Law and Justice.

The order was passed on a petition moved by the Centre seeking transfer of all petitions to regulate OTTs from various High Courts to Supreme Court.
The order was passed on a petition moved by the Centre seeking transfer of all petitions to regulate OTTs from various High Courts to Supreme Court.
Published on Mar 23, 2021 11:45 PM IST

OTT platforms 'welcomed' new digital guidelines, says Javadekar

The new guidelines for regulating digital news platforms and OTT content providers is titled Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

Prakash Javadekar had previously held a meeting with the Internet and Mobile Association of India(PTI file photo)
Prakash Javadekar had previously held a meeting with the Internet and Mobile Association of India(PTI file photo)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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