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Centre bans Pakistan-based OTT platform Vidly TV for 'anti-India' web series

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB), in its order, stated that the web series aired on the OTT Platform “was found to be detrimental to national security, sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the State, India’s friendly relations with foreign States, and public order in the country".

Centre bans Vidly TV OTT platform app aired
Centre bans Vidly TV OTT platform app aired "Sevak: The Confessions" web series.(screengrab /Vidly TV)
Updated on Dec 12, 2022 10:17 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

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
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi

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
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

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
By | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Need regulations for OTT platforms, some even showing porn: SC

The court observation came during a hearing on Amazon Prime Video's India head Aparna Purohit against Allahabad high court order

The Supreme Court asked the Centre to submit before it the regulations on OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
The Supreme Court asked the Centre to submit before it the regulations on OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Updated on Mar 04, 2021 03:35 PM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Govt sets 50 lakh users as threshold for 'significant social media intermediary'

They will have to publish a monthly compliance report and details of the contents removed proactively.

Social media companies will have to remove contentious content flagged by the government or court orders within 36 hours.(Getty images)
Social media companies will have to remove contentious content flagged by the government or court orders within 36 hours.(Getty images)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 02:17 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

News updates from HT: Months before Chamoli flood, satellite images showed crack

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

**EDS: BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE, HANDOUT IMAGE MADE AVAILABLE FROM ITBP** Chamoli: Damaged dam of the Rishi Ganga Power Project, after a glacier broke off in Joshimath in Uttarakhand�s Chamoli district causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. More than 150 labourers working at the Rishi Ganga power project may have been directly affected. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_07_2021_000055B)(PTI)
**EDS: BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE, HANDOUT IMAGE MADE AVAILABLE FROM ITBP** Chamoli: Damaged dam of the Rishi Ganga Power Project, after a glacier broke off in Joshimath in Uttarakhand�s Chamoli district causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. More than 150 labourers working at the Rishi Ganga power project may have been directly affected. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_07_2021_000055B)(PTI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2021 05:01 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Spell out regulatory regime, SC tells govt on OTT norms

The court was initially of the view that PIL demanding institutional regulations for OTTs should first go to the government, as solicitor general Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, made a statement that “something” was being done about it.

Supreme Court of India(File photo)
Supreme Court of India(File photo)
Published on Feb 17, 2021 01:11 AM IST

We will soon issue guidelines for OTT platforms, says Javadekar

Films and serials released on OTT platforms and digital newspapers do not come under the purview of the Press Council Act, or Censor Board.

Javadekar also announced that full occupancy will be allowed in cinema halls from February 1 while following all Covid-related protocols.(ANI)
Javadekar also announced that full occupancy will be allowed in cinema halls from February 1 while following all Covid-related protocols.(ANI)
Published on Jan 31, 2021 02:14 PM IST
ANI | , New Delhi

Laws for self-regulation of news, OTT platforms on anvil

According to government officials familiar with the matter, the issue of self-regulation in digital media was taken up at the highest levels this month and ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided to frame an overarching statute under which digital media can regulate itself.

OTT platforms in India reach around 40 million customers and make up a market worth around Rs.3000 crore.(MINT_PRINT)
OTT platforms in India reach around 40 million customers and make up a market worth around Rs.3000 crore.(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 17, 2021 04:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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