Home >> Media-TV >> Article

Forget sport rights, it’s broadcast bill now

14-June-2004
Font Size   16
Forget sport rights, it’s broadcast bill now

The government has dropped the idea of framing a stand-alone legislation on sport telecast rights, it is learnt.

Following the controversy over sharing of Indo-Pak cricket telecast feed a few months ago, the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry, under the NDA government, had indicated its willingness to go for a sport rights legislation. Such a legislation was meant to help public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati acquire terrestrial rights for events (mainly sports) of national importance. Among other countries, UK has a legislation, which gives its public broadcaster the privilege to telecast sport events of national relevance.

Now, with the change in government in India, the focus is on getting the Broadcasting Bill in place. Provisions for sport rights may be included as part of the Broadcasting Bill, which is likely to be tabled during the Winter session of Parliament, government sources indicated.

Officials in the I&B ministry had started studying international laws relating to sport rights for framing a legislation on the same, after the Indo-Pak cricket telecast controversy. Although Dubai-based Ten Sports had the exclusive telecast rights to the Indo-Pak series, Prasar Bharati wanted to beam it on its Doordarshan channel as well, in order to reach the masses. The Supreme Court had ordered Ten Sports to share the Indo-Pak cricket feed with DD, but the case is still in the court.

According to a source in the government, I&B minister S Jaipal Reddy has given a go-ahead to his officials to draft the Broadcasting Bill. Six years ago, when Mr Reddy was the I&B minister in the United Front government, the Broadcasting Authority Bill was tabled in Parliament. But, it couldn’t be passed.

Mr Reddy, just after he took over as the minister last month, had indicated that he’s in favour of a full-time regulator for the broadcasting sector, rather than have an ad hoc arrangement with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai). Trai got the additional responsibilities of the broadcasting sector a few months ago, when government got into a mess over the introduction of the conditional access system (CAS).

Tags

Varun Raina, Marketing Manager, Airbnb India speaks to exchange4media about the successful #LiveThere campaign and how Bollywood helps them connect with its young consumer

Tim Castree is all praises for his team in India and trusts it to be a result of “an excellent execution of agency’s global strategy” headed by Kartik Sharma

Siddharth Dabhade says Criteo’s technology allows brands to engage with shoppers, create relevant experience on retail apps, thereby driving sales and profits

Shantanu Gangane says OTT platform Viu plans around 20+ originals and is all set to enter the Tamil market with a mix of syndicated and original content

right
left
OFF THE CUFF HAS JOURNALIST ARUN SHOURIE IN CONVERSATION WITH SHEKHAR GUPTA IN MUMBAI IAA HOSTS FIRST INDIAA REGIONAL AWARDS (TELUGU) IN HYDERABAD BREAK THE CEILING TOUCH THE SKY 2018 SEES OVERWHELMING INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION 10TH EDITION OF ABC EUREKA AWARDS IN MUMBAI CELEBRATES WORK OF PARTNER AGENCIES EMINENT JURY PICKS LOUDEST’S 100 MOST POWERFUL INDIAN MUSIC BUSINESS LEADERS MODE LOFT BY SABGROUP LAUNCHES SIGNATURE MENSWEAR POWER DRESSING CLOTHING LINE TOP MARKETERS DISCUSS ART AND SCIENCE OF EFFECTIVE LISTENING @PITCH CMO SUMMIT 2018, DELHI THIRD SEASON OF ‘INDIA’S TOP DIGITAL PLANNERS’ RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE IN THE DIGITAL INDUSTRY WOMEN ECONOMIC FORUM 2018 SEES DISTINGUISHED GLOBAL PERSONALITIES IN ATTENDANCE PEPPER CREATIVE AWARDS 2018 RECOGNIZE THE BEST IN ADVERTISING IN SOUTH INDIA RADIO CITY’S POWER OF RADIO MEET HOSTS TOP ADVERTISING INDUSTRY LEADERS TOP INDUSTRY PERSONALITIES ATTEND ZOOM-MYNTRA EVENING TO CELEBRATE THEIR PARTNERSHIP LEADING MARKETERS, EXPERTS SHARE INSIGHTS ON DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION @ADOBE SYMPOSIUM IN MUMBAI NICKELODEON TRADE PARTY SEES MARKETING INDUSTRY LEADERS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN ATTENDANCE GOLDEN MIKES RADIO ADVERTISING AWARDS 2018 RECOGNIZE INDUSTRY’S MOST DESERVING ACHIEVERS AIMA MANAGING INDIA AWARDS HONOUR THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY BW BUSINESSWORLD’S GREAT INDIA DEBATE BRINGS TOGETHER INTELLECTUALS ACROSS INDUSTRY SECTORS BW BUSINESSWORLD SMART CITIES CONCLAVE PATNA 2018 SEES EMINENT INDUSTRY LEADERS IN ATTENDANCE EMINENT JURY PICKS WINNERS OF GOLDEN MIKES RADIO ADVERTISING AWARDS MADDYS 2018 SEE TOP ADVERTISING AND MARKETING INDUSTRY LEADERS IN ATTENDANCE

Radio Mirchi maintained its top spot while Fever FM replaced Big FM at the second spot in Kolkata

Singh explains why marketers should focus more on maintaining the core essence of a brand and not just innovations

Venkat brings with him over 20 years of extensive experience of working in media, creative, cultural and knowledge industries on several international projects in over 30 countries.