As per fresh reports coming in, Govt. of India will soon kickstart meetings with leading OTT players in India, and the reason is regulation and censorship of online streaming content.
If we believe the reports, then the Netflix show Leila can be the trigger which started this process, once again.
Govt Will Start Consultation For Online Censorship
As per officials from Govt. of India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will soon start meetings with representatives from Hotstar, Voot, ZEE5, Arre, SonyLIV, ALTBalaji, Reliance Jio, Netflix and Eros Now, along with NGOs, lawyers, people from Google, Facebook and other digital media companies.
The proposal which will be discussed is censorship of online content, and how India can make this happen.
Unlike movies which are released in cinema halls, streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video doesn’t need a certification from Central Board of Film Certification.
But this soon change, as I&B minister Prakash Javadekar has confirmed that the meetings will soon start over online certification of digital content.
Leila Is The Trigger Of This New Consultation?
As per a report in ET, Netflix show Leila can be the trigger for this new round of consultation related with censorship of online content.