MIB seeks feedback on proposed amendments to Cable Television Network Rules 1994

MUMBAI: The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has sought feedback/comments from general public stakeholders on amendments in the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994.

The ministry proposes to amend Rule 6 of the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994, by having two sub-clauses of Sub-Rule (2). While sub-clause (a) is part of the existing Sub-Rule (2), sub-clause (b) is considered for insertion.

The sub-clause (a) of Sub-Rule states that programmes should project women in a positive, leadership role of sobriety, moral and character-building qualities. The sub-clause (b) which is being inserted states that the programme should display the casting/credits/titles of Hindi/Regional languages TV serials in the respective languages also.

The ministry stated that it has received representations on the issue of display of casting/credits/titles of Hindi serials telecast on TV containing the names of artists, singers, lyricists, musicians, directors, producers, etc. in the Hindi language/Regional languages also.

An advisory dated 14th June 2019 was also issued to private satellite TV channels thereby advising them to consider displaying the casting/credits/titles of Hindi/Regional languages TV serials in the respective languages also.

The feedback/comments from general public stakeholders on the proposed amendment in the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994 have to be given by email at s.khattar@nic.in in the next thirty days.

As per the existing regulatory framework, all programmes and advertisements telecast on private satellite TV channels and transmitted/re-transmitted through the Cable TV network are required to adhere to the Programme Code and Advertising Code prescribed under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 and Cable Television Network Rules, 1994 framed thereunder.

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