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May 22, 2019
9:22PM

I&B advisory to TV channels; asked to comply with respective undertakings of carrying news or non-news content

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Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued an advisory to TV channels, asking them to strictly comply with their respective undertakings of carrying news or non-news content.

The Ministry gives permission for uplinking of TV channels under two categories non-news and current affairs, and news and current affairs in accordance with the policy guidelines.

The Ministry said, the non-news and current affairs channel means a channel which does not have any element of news and current affairs in its programme content while a  news and current affairs TV channel means a channel which has elements of news and current affairs in its programme content.

It said, news channels are mandated to carry news and current affairs content, while non-news and current affairs channels are not mandated to carry any news and current affairs content.

It said, at the time of applying for a non-news TV channel, the applicant company gives an undertaking that the proposed channel is purely an entertainment channel and does not have any news or current affairs based programme. 
 

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