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Broadcasters ask ministry to review 20% sectoral cap

20-December-2000
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Broadcasters ask ministry to review 20% sectoral cap

With the final guidelines on DTH broadcasting yet to be formalised, broadcasters are busy sending representations to the I&B ministry. Thirty odd Indian broadcasters have pooled in to ask the I&B ministry to undertake a decisive review of the 20 per cent sectoral cap on broadcasters.

The broadcasters have also demanded a five-year moratorium on the imposition of the 10 per cent annual fee payable to the government .

As part of the recommendations sent to the government, all the major players such as Zee, Sony, Doordarshan, Sun and Sahara, besides Star, who are members of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation, unanimously decided their collective stand on the issue at the IBF annual general meeting held in Hyderabad recently.

According to the IBF recommendations, the broadcasters have said that a common platform for DTH involving more than one broadcaster is only possible if the government considers the broader perspective of financial viability and synergy of operations required for DTH delivery.

Meanwhile, at the IBF annual general meeting, it was decided to retain Prasar Bharti CEO, Rajeev Shah, as president and Kiran Karnik, MD, Discovery Channel as the vice-president. The other members who have been elected to the high-powered board include Kunal Dasgupta of Sony, Peter Mukherjea of Star and RK Singh of Zee.

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