MIB says non-news channels can’t air news

23 May,2019

By A Correspondent


We don’t know what triggered this. Or perhaps we do. But be that as it may:  the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has underscored that: “News Channels are mandated to carry news and current affairs content, while Non-News and Current Affairs channels are not mandated to carrv anv news and current affairs content. Further, 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.”


This notice addressed to all private satellite television channels was reportedly issued because there was news that the election results would also be aired on a leading private news channel.



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