New guidelines for OTT functioning soon : I&B Minister

The Central Government was expected to control the functioning of OTT platforms long back. These platforms have been insulting Hindu Deities, National heroes, IAF, etc. through many webseries uploaded on them !

New Delhi – Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Kavadekar on 1st February announced that they are ‘soon’ going to make a major announcement regarding the ‘functioning’ of OTT platforms in India.

The announcement comes days after Amazon Prime Video shows ‘Mirzapur’ and ‘Tandav’ created controversies for allegedly ‘hurting the religious sentiments’.

In an official statement released, Javadekar said that currently, the OTT space doesn’t come under any existing act or regulation, and that could soon be changed now.

The Minister made an official statement on Twitter in a post that read, “We’ve received a lot of complaints against some serials available on OTT platforms. Films & serials released on OTT platforms & digital newspapers do not come under the purview of Press Council Act, Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act or Censor Board. Guidelines will be announced regarding their functioning soon”.