Top Story


Home >> Media - TV >> Article

I&B trains its gun on movie channels over censor certificate

Font Size   16
I&B trains its gun on movie channels over censor certificate

The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry is now training its guns on the various cable and satellite movie channels, which are beaming films without any Censor certificate.

According to sources, I&B Ministry was seeking legal advice on the issue of broadcasting such films, which do not have a Censor Board certificate.

According to ministry sources, the Programme Code of The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act 1995 clearly states that no programme should be carried in the cable service, which contravenes the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952. And the Cinematograph Act relates to certification of cinematograph films for exhibition and for regulating exhibitions.

Ministry officials said that the various movie channels were airing foreign films without the mandatory certificate. Many of these channels are not beamed from India, therefore I&B ministry will have to see the legal aspects before taking any action.

According to Star, the English movies are not censored in India. These movies go through the company's standards and practices (S&P) department before they are beamed into the Indian households.

The issue of censorship has been raked up after Mr Vijay Anand resigned from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on the issue of reclassification censorship.


Siddharth Kumar Tewary, Founder, Chief Creative, One Life Studios and Swastik Productions, on owning the IP on his most ambitious project 'Porus,' the risk of recovering its cost and his distribution strategy

Webscale plans to build the brand around smooth operations for the e-commerce sector and then move on to demand generation

Shriya Ghate, Business Head, Tinkle, spills the beans on the company's vision for its special line of merchandise launched to celebrate its 37th anniversary, its pricing, marketing strategies, and more

Vivek Patni, Director of Wonder Cement, on the current marketing strategies and challenges that brand owners face

Viacom 18 promises to announce new release date soon

Luis Fonsi, Rita Ora, Jain of Makeba fame , Dimitri Vegas, Jason Derulo, Charly Black and Dasu, J Balvin, Parineeti Chopra, Tiger & Jackie Shroff speak exclusively to the radio channel

The Film-Maker, as the host of ‘Calling Karan’, Will Be Just A Phone Call Away From Listeners Seeking Advice On Love & Relationship