Facing pushback from the industry stakeholders, the government has granted some relaxation to the mandated daily 30-minute public service messaging (PSM) by private sector broadcasters, including sharing of such content amongst TV channels, flexible timings and voluntary audits.

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Govt. forms grievance appellate bodies for SM complaints

Govt. forms grievance appellate bodies for SM complaints

The Grievance Appellate Committees (GACs) set up by the government to look into users' complaints against large social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will commence operation from March 1, the Ministry of Electronics and IT said on January 28.

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Anurag Thakur deplores boycott-films culture

Anurag Thakur deplores boycott-films culture

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday condemned the 'boycott culture' targeting films and said such incidents vitiated the atmosphere of the country at a time when India was keen on enhancing its soft power. He also asserted that there should be no restrictions on creativity. Thakur suggested that an aggrieved pa...


Media QuickView: Women’s IPL teams sold at a premium

By Karan Taurani@Elara Capital We believe the pricing (of teams) is at a premium as the average acquisition cost per team was around INR 900 crore for the men’s team back in 2008; this was at a time when men’s cricket had a strong recall and a large audience base , as compared to women’s IPL that is more new as a property ...


Govt. to hold discussions before fact-check norms kick in

Govt. to hold discussions before fact-check norms kick in

Amid outrage over a plan to give powers to its arm PIB (Press Information Bureau under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting) to police fake news on social media, Minister of State for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Tuesday said that the government will next month hold discussions with stakeholders before the propos...