[pdf] A Broad Overview Of Broadcasting Legislation In India

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Introduction: Indian Telegraph Act of 1885, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997, Indian Wireless Telegraphy

Radio Services: FM Radio, Second Round of FM Licenses, Cross-Media Ownership, News and Current Affairs Programmes, Code of Conduct, 3rd Phase of Private FM Radio Broadcasting, Community Radio, Satellite Radio, Satellite Radio Policy

Prasar Bharti (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act, 1990; Regulation of Cable Television: Shiv Cable v State of Rajasthan, The Cable Networks Act, 1995, Cable Television Network Rules, 1994, Restrictions on Advertisements, Indecent Representation of Women Act, Use of Conditional Access Systems in Cable Networks, Film Certification under the Cinematography Act.

Information Technology Act 2000, Convergence Bill: Up-Linking Guidelines (December 2005): General Terms and Conditions, Permission for up-linking news and current affairs TV channel, Permission for up-linking by Indian News Agency, Permission for Temporary Up-linking

Downlinking Guidelines (November 2005): The Government’s right to suspend a license and impose penalties, Penalties

DTH Guidelines: Eligibility Criteria, Cross-ownership restrictions, Fee and Period of the license, Content Regulation/Prohibition/Monitoring Draft Broadcasting Bills

Reference– ©Siddharth Narrain, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

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