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I & B Gives A Final Deadline To OTT Platforms or Else Confirms Govt. Would Involve

By Binged Siddartha Toleti - March 17, 2020 @ 3:15 pm

A new body, Digital Content Complaint Council (DCCC), was established recently to look into the grievances of consumers and government related to the digital world. It was supposed to be signed by all the players agreeing to the terms and conditions.

However, major players like Netflix, Zee5, and AltBalaji have stayed away from signing. The main issue here seems to be a lack of representation from the industry. A retired judge and a representative each from the government and entertainment industry would be heading DCCC. They would have the final say in making a decision, which is not agreed upon by the major players.

The Information & Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar recently held a round of meetings with all the top heats of the OTT platform. Apparently, he seems to have given them a deadline by June 15, to reach a common ground after going through discussions internally. In case, there is still no breakthrough, and it is implied that the government will have to intervene and censor stuff, based on its assessment.Further discussions are expected to happen soon. It needs to be seen if a common consensus would be reached or not. The concerns of the big players are valid, no doubt. Without enough representation of the entertainment industry, the body would be namesake autonomous, but actually working as per the directives of the government. It is a wait and watch approach, let’s see what happens next.      

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