New Delhi, Jan 14 IANS | 6 months ago

The last two decades have witnessed exponential growth in both broadcasting and telecom sectors in India, giving rise to over 800 television channels, Information and Broadcasting Minister, Manish Tewari said Tuesday.


Speaking at the inauguration of the 20th International Conference and Exhibition on Terrestrial and Satellite Broadcasting - BES Expo 2014, Tewari also said that a proposal for a comprehensive regulatory framework for television rating agencies had been approved.

"The cabinet has recently approved the proposal of the ministry for a comprehensive regulatory framework in the form of guidelines for television rating agencies in India," he said commenting on the problems and challenges faced by the broadcasting sector due to competition for market share.

"These guidelines cover detailed procedures for registration of rating agencies, eligibility norms, terms and conditions of registration, a complaint redressal mechanism, sale and use of ratings etc."

Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka said the community radio movement in India, which would help in giving voice to the voiceless will be strengthened.

The three day expo is being attended by over 300 broadcasters, media industry professionals and experts from India and abroad.

(Posted on 14-01-2014)