Hyerabad: Growth comes after the Centre’s reaction to a PIL by the Supreme Court seeking rule on OTT platforms by an sovereign body.
The government has placed an order under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to bring online films, audio-visual programs,online news and current affairs content. OTT platforms and Digital content such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and others will now come under the purview of the ministry.No independent authority to supervise digital content in the country.
Notification in this view was issued by the Cabinet Secretariat stating that “films and audio-visual programs have been made available on online content providers and news and current affairs content on online platforms” India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 Will be included in .
Comprising bench Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian given notice to the Central Government, Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Internet and Mobile Association of India. The growth comes after the Supreme Court sought a response from the Center on a PIL seeking regulation on OTT platforms by an independent body.
“Theaters in cinemas are never likely to open in the country anytime soon. OTT / Streaming and various digital media platforms have asked moviegoers and artists to get approval certificates from their films and censors for the series provided a way to release my content without hesitation. Board, “the petition said.
It added that since February 2020, no OTT / streaming platform, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5 and Hotstar, has signed the self-regulation provided by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Jawdekar said last year that “the government will not take any such step to curb media freedom.” But suggested some sort of regulation for OTT platforms “I have asked for suggestions on how to deal with it as regular feature films are coming on OTT. Good, bad and ugly. So how to deal with it, who should monitor, who should control. There is no certified body for this. Jawdekar had said that OTT platforms as well as news portals.