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We will soon come up with guidelines for OTT platforms: Prakash Javadekar

Information and Broadcasting Union Minister has announced that the Government of India is formulating guidelines for regulation of OTT content and will announce them soon. He noted that this decision was taken after the I&B Ministry received several complaints on the series available on some OTT platforms. Most recently, Amazon Prime Video got flak for its show ‘Tandav’ and its depiction of Hindu deities.

Films and series released on OTT platforms and digital newspapers do not fall under the purview of Press Council Act, Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, or Censor Board.

Javadekar also mentioned that full occupancy in Cinema halls will be allowed February 1 onwards following all Covid-19 related protocols.

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