Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Govt mulling Broadcasting Authority of India

Even as the government is holding discussions with broadcasters for building consensus on content regulation on television, it is also mulling the formation of a Broadcasting Authority of India, which would address broadcast related issues.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni said in Delhi on may 3 that, "While content regulation is a subject on which the government has been holding discussions with broadcasters, we are looking at setting up an authority for addressing issues related to broadcasting... like the roll-out of third phase of FM radio stations, FDI in the broadcasting sector and the proposed amendments to be effected in the Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act 1867".

Soni said the authority could be named Broadcasting Authority of India.

Full report here PTI

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