Top Story


Home >> International >> Article

Govt considering ban on F-TV: Swaraj

Font Size   16
Govt considering ban on F-TV: Swaraj

AFTER the ban on the pornographic 'KB6' channel a year ago, the government now has its eyes on F-TV, a 24-hour fashion channel, which is being "monitored" by the information and broadcasting ministry. "It (F-TV) does not synchronise with our culture... I am getting it monitored for a week. After that we will show (highlights) to the Parliamentary consultative committee so that a joint decision can be taken," information and broadcasting minister Sushma Swaraj said in an interaction with journalists. Saying that the consultative committee had representatives of various political parties, she felt any decision of the committee could be one of consensus. KB6, a Russian channel, which aired pornographic programmes late at night, was banned during Arun Jaitley's tenure as I&B minister. Rejecting a suggestion that there was a need to do away with censorship of films in the changed scenario, she said, "In fact, there have been demands to make censorship more stringent" as there are so many complaints about the way violence and sex were depicted in films. She made it clear that even with direct-to-home and conditional access system, which will give viewers the choice of channels, there would be a need for regulation of TV programmes to curb obscenity and violence. On the spurt of "fun talk" advertisements, Swaraj, who had also been communication minister earlier, favoured jamming of telephone lines by VSNL. She said this method was the most effective to curb such calls.


NP Singh, CEO of Sony Pictures Networks India, talks of SPN’s growth drivers, pay wall for content, sharing IP and more…

The future of the industry will be 1:1 advertising as traditional channels, like television, become more addressable: Bryan Kennedy, Epsilon

The Founder of Pocket Aces shared his insights on how the consumption of content has evolved and how digital media is growing as the preferred medium of entertainment.

The production house has already established itself as the leader in the non-scripted genres. However, Rege now wants Endemol to achieve the same in the original scripted zone and film production

A look at the South Indian movies which boosted the viewership of certain channels in week 45 (November 4-10)

The Indian advertising industry currently stands at Rs. 56,398 crore, predicted to grow at a rate of 14 per cent by 2017

Naidu also talks about the ushering in of a new era of digital payments and says this is just the beginning and there’s lots of space for newer players to step in and evolve