Dec 14

Bill boost for meaningful small screen content

NEW DELHI: A bill aimed at digitalization of cable TV was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday with the government assuring that the move would be beneficial for viewers and lead to better and more meaningful content.

Information and broadcasting minister Ambika Soni, who had earlier introduced the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Second Amendment Bill, said it was a major step towards reform that would enable digitalization of the analog TV network and bring India on a par with other countries like the US, the UK, Korea and Taiwan.

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