Netflix, Amazon & Other OTTs Are Spoiling India’s Image; Self-Regulation Is The Solution Says Govt

Netflix, Amazon & Other OTTs Are Spoiling India's Image; Self-Regulation Is The Solution Says Govt
Netflix, Amazon & Other OTTs Are Spoiling India’s Image; Self-Regulation Is The Solution Says Govt

There have been many a discussion about regulating the OTT channels, and now, Piyush Goyal has asked the OTT channels themselves to regulate their own content. 

To find out more details about the regulation of OTT channels, read on!

Industry Minister Piyush Goyal Asks Entertainment Industry To Self-Regulate OTT Channels

Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal has now asked the entertainment industry to self regulate the OTT channels. He also said that many of the channels depicted India in a poor taste. 

He was speaking at the Ficci Frames e-event.

Goyal said, “I support creative expression (but) there is a lot of misinformation there and poor portrayal of India and Indian society. “It can be a wake-up call but one can’t glorify issues through such programmes. There have to be limits to allow global content to resonate.”

He also remarked that high cultural and traditional ethos and moral values must be maintained in the country.

Lack Of Regulation Of OTT Channels Leads To Bad Habits In Children

He also talked about many professions that have been successful with self regulation and multiple others who have failed to do so and disappoint the country. He also talked about many countries being depraved of culture and bad habits being implemented in children due to this. However, he said, children are brought up with discipline and moral upbringing in India. 

His statement clearly establishes the importance of the Government’s proposal of a self-regulatory model for OTT channels that is similar to the regulation of traditional media.

In March of this year, The Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had given the OTT channels a deadline of 100 days to set up an adjudicatory body and finalize a code of conduct. Prior to this, the OTT channels were also offered a self-regulation model proposed by Government, which was not accepted by the former.

There was also news about several OTT channels to be brought under the purview of The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry, which has been managed by the Ministry of Information and Technology (IT) up until now.

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